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Frequency of meetings

Your health and safety committee should meet regularly. The frequency will depend on the:

The committee's constitution should make it clear how often you will have meetings and how much notice members will be given. As a guide you should consider the following:

Larger organisations with multiple committees will also want to co-ordinate the work of committees, so planning corporate or higher level as well as local level meetings in advance would be good practice.

Good practice

  • Plan meetings in advance - where possible, plan a series of committee meetings in advance...
  • Communicate - all committee members should have a personal copy of the planned meeting dates...
  • Keep the date - do not postpone or cancel committee meetings unless there are exceptional circumstances...