Coordinating the efforts of the engineering institutions in common areas of health and safety policy.
Inter-Institutional Group on Health and Safety is made up of representatives (members and staff) from the:
The Inter-Institutional Group on Health and Safety has produced a schedule of guidance describing in broad terms the continued health and safety risk assessment and mitigation learning that is likely to be required as part of a professional’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
This paper by the Inter Institutional Group on Health and Safety identifies the key issues for professional engineers in health and safety risk communication.
The teaching of safety, health and environmental risk (SHE) issues to undergraduates studying engineering courses is an important part of the education of future engineers, and is generally thought to be an area insufficiently covered in current courses
The group is currently working on three key areas of interest to the Institutions and has created working groups made up of experts from industry and academia to tackle these important issues:
Promote the teaching of health and safety risk to undergraduate engineers in the UK through the provision of flexible teaching materials that could be incorporated into engineering courses.
The group is working with the Health and Safety Executive to produce a software package that will demonstrate their e-learning concept. A report outlining the proposals has been published by the Health & Safety Executive.
To increase the understanding of occupational health issues within the engineering profession.
Members of this working group include occupational health experts from the medical profession.
The working group has produced the following:
Promoting the benefits of a good safety culture within companies and organisations. The group helped to set up an event on safety culture that was run by the Hazards Forum. Please read the following report (reproduced by kind permission of the Hazards Forum).