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Membership of your H&S committee

There is no correct number of committee members because the circumstances will vary from business to business. How many management and employee representatives you have on your committee will depend on the size and spread of your business and the types of work done.

Generally speaking, committee members can include:

For larger businesses, you may need a health and safety committee at the group or company level, especially if decisions are taken at this higher level. This does not mean that you have to duplicate committees for the same workplace, but a single committee may be too large and impractical, or a small one may be too remote. In practice, you may have to set up several committees with arrangements for co-ordination between them.

It is good practice for management representatives to include:

Good practice