Health and Safety Expert Panel

The Health and Safety Panel promotes the use of the risk management best practices to ICE members, industry and wider society.

The panel of experts is made up of ICE members who come from a range of civil engineering backgrounds. The panel works closely with the Health and Safety Register to develop guidance and more effective practices.

Meet the panel

The Health and Safety panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Margaret Sackey (C.Eng MICE, PgC, CMIOSH, FMAPS, MIIAI, ICE H&S Register)

    Health and Safety Expert Panel

    Margaret Sackey is a Senior Health and Safety Advisor, formerly working at Transport for London where she provided construction health and safety management on numerous major projects. This included the Stratford Station upgrade for the 2012 Olympics, Highways and Tunnel Refurbishment Projects, and the proposed TfL Silvertown Tunnel Project.

    Margret is involved with numerous working groups with the HSE, CIRIA and BSI covering such topics as - Ill health in highways refurbishment She was also involved with PAS 128, specification for underground utility detection, verification and location, and PAS 256, good practice around the collection, recording, maintaining and sharing of information and data related to buried assets.


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Philip Baker IStructE
Peter Crosland CECA
Rajen Lavingia RHMA
Satbir Gill Hounslow Highways
Billy Hare Glasgow Caledonian University
Ciaran McAleenan Ulster University
Richard Wilks The Association of Project Safety
Joan Murray WSP
Karen Quigley Scottish Water
Burt Browne Phase Consultants
Claire Oliver AMEC Foster Wheeler
Lloyd Edmonds Mott MacDonald

What are we working on?

The Panel has a long history in trying to improve the understanding of the obligation on designers to 'eliminate or mitigate risk'.

The panel is pushing the health agenda through its Design for Health (DfH) initiative. The focus on early design decisions being key to better onsite construction safety. In this vein it has now produced the first three of what is hoped to be a series of designer guidance notes to guide designers towards a compliant solution. More details can be found on the Designing for health page.

The requirements on aspiring members with regard to training and knowledge acquisition are well documented. However thereafter, apart from the general requirement for CPD, the requisite knowledge in occupational safety and health risk management is not so well laid out. Members are encouraged to read, and adopt, the 'Life-Long Learning' guide produced by IIG which outlines recommended knowledge acquisition over a notional career life-span.

Upcoming event

Construction Legal Update – Wednesday 5 December 2018 at ICE, 6.30pm

The Chair of London Metropolitan Branch Construction Section, IOSH with the HSE’s input will present an update on important events in the construction industry over the year. A free event to attend, for further detail contact: