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External representatives

Help us to widen our influence

Many of our members represent us on national and international external committees. By working with us as official IOSH representatives, you can champion our vision for a safe and healthy world of work, promote our views and ensure our members are represented at all levels.

Ready to be an influencer?

We would love to hear from you if you want to represent us on external committees or would like more information about what's involved.

Resources for external representatives

Please refer to these documents for support in your role.

Our external representation

We have representatives on committees across the range of organisations and industries in this list.

  • Farm Safety Partnership (Ireland)
    • Forestry sub-group
  • Farm Safety Partnership Board (England)
    • Transport and machinery safety group
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Agricultural Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC)
  • Construction Industry Advisory Network (CONIAN) Tackling Ill Health Together Group
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Construction Forum 
  • HSE Construction Industry Advisory Network (CONIAN)
  • Safe-T-Cert Joint Standards Advisory Panel
  • Site Safe Scotland
  • Construction Industry Council Health and Safety Panel
  • UK Metal Decking Association
  • European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH)
  • International Social Security Association (ISSA) Education and Training Section
  • ISSA Special Commission for Prevention
  • Fire Sector Federation
  • HSE Food and Drink Health and Safety Manufacturing Forum
  • Safer Needles Network
  • Council for Work and Health Board
  • Capitals Coalition
  • Forum for Health and Wellbeing
  • Hazards Forum Board, including six groups of interest
  • HSE Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland (PHASS)
  • International Commission on Occupational Health, Scientific Committee Accident Prevention (SCAP)
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Health and Safety Policy Advisory Group
  • Process Safety Forum
  • British Standards Institution (BSI)
    • CH212 (biosafety management)
    • HS/1 committee
    • MHE/4
    • PH4, PH4/11, 12, 13
    • PH/9 applied ergonomics committee
  • European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Technical Committee 79/WG1
  • International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)
    • Technical Committee 283 work group (ISO 45001)
    • Technical Committee 94/SC15/WG6
    • Technical Committee 260/WG15
    • Technical Committee 283/ TG8 – occupational safety and health risks arising from climate change
    • Technical Committee 283/ TB7 – small organisations
    • Technical Committee 283/TG4 – emerging themes in occupational safety and health management
    • Technical Committee 283/ TG1 – communications
  • Joint Standards Committee for AU/NZS: QR-005 Dependability
  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) National Occupational Safety and Health Committee (NOSHC)
  • Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness Cross-Party Group (Holyrood)
  • All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety and Rescue Group
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health (observer)
  • Office of Rail and Road (ORR) Railway Industry Health and Safety Advisory Committee (RIHSAC)
  • Office of Rail and Road Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3) Board
  • Affinity Health at Work Research Consortium
  • SAF€RA Research Consortium
  • (WOSnet)
  • European Safety Training and Evaluation supporting European Mobility (ESTEEM)
  • Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings Project EU Horizon 2020
  • National Institute for Health Research – Urgent Public Health Task Group – Aerosol Generating Procedures Task and Finish Group
  • Asbestos Network
  • Construction Dust Partnership
  • HSE Healthy Lung Partnership
  • HSE Industry and Regulatory Forum on Local Exhaust Ventilation
  • Occupational Lung Disease Consultancy sub-group
  • Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organisation (APOSHO) Occupational Safety and Health Management Committee
  • European Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (ENSHPO)
  • International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO)
  • Professional Organisations in Occupational Safety and Health (POOSH) Scotland
  • Events Industry Forum

Contact an external representative

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