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Sarah Lyons

Sarah LyonsSarah has worked for the National Union of Teachers – the largest teachers’ union in Europe with more than 330,000 members – for over 20 years. The NUT has always been determined to protect the health and safety of its members and of the young people they teach, whilst at the same time ensuring that those young people are able to benefit from the widest possible educational experiences.

Sarah’s role includes responsibility for all aspects of the Union’s national work on health and safety, including advice for members on over 100 topics, but her role also extends into a broader range of teacher employment issues.

She is proud to be a member of the increasingly influential Joint Union Asbestos Committee, established to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and works alongside all the other teaching and support staff unions to keep pupils and staff safe from the dangers of asbestos in schools by promoting safe management.

Over the years she has worked closely with the HSE on a number of strategic education projects, representing the education unions on the HSE working party which was established to look at the recommendations set out in the Lord Young report ‘Common Sense: Common Safety’ and on the working party which was tasked with considering an alternative to the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.