A major issue for NIPSA is Health and Safety of our members and all workers. The NIPSA Health and Safety Committee are elected each year to work on all matters relating to this vital issue. 

NIPSA Health and Safety Committee

Membership of the Committee comprises of:

  • 16 ordinary members,

  • 1 member from the General Council,

  • 1 member from the Civil Service Group Executive Committee and

  • 1 member from the Public Officer’s Group Executive Committee.

Election for the 16 ordinary seats on the Committee takes place at the Annual Health and Safety Conference.

It's essential that NIPSA Health and Safety representatives have access to relevant up to date information from reliable sources. The best source of information for activists is NIPSA's Health and Safety Representatives Essential Toolkit, available to download from the link at the bottom of this page. Another useful resource is the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) where general information can be obtained within the context of Health and Safety issues in Northern Ireland. Simply click here for access to and guidance on general issues encountered by representatives in the workplace.

In addition, activists can use the ‘Links’ below to search and research for further information on health, safety and welfare issues that impact upon NIPSA members both within and beyond the workplace. Links to various Health and Safety Agencies, Trade Union Bodies, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations, Charities and Lobby Groups provide a rich and diverse range of sources of information for the Health and Safety representative. Activists should note that some of the links apply to Northern Ireland only and others apply to Great Britain only.

HSENI Website

British Safety Council (BSC)

Department of Health


Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

ICTU Website

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Securing Health Together

The Fleet Safety Forum: part of Brake - the road safety charity

The Occupational Road Safety Alliance

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)

Health and Safety Legislation Links
The selection of links below detail current Health and Safety regulations.
Confined Spaces Regulations (NI) 1999

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)

Display Screen Equipment Regulations

Electricity at Work Regulations

First Aid at Work Regulations

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

Manual Handling Operations Regulations

Noise (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations (RIDDOR)

Work Equipment Regulations (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations - PUWER)

Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations

Download this file (40116.pdf)Health and Safety Toolkit1907 kB