ICE Safety, Health and Wellbeing

As part of ICE’s Learning Society role this CoP (Community of Practice) aims to be the leading source of expert civil engineering knowledge for practitioners with respect to safety, health and wellbeing.

The Safety, Health & Wellbeing’s five key areas of focus include:

  • Best Practice Advice
  • Capacity Building
  • Networking
  • Policy Setting
  • Research and Innovation

These areas of focus centre on the following tiers of safety, health & wellbeing:

  • Academic Education and Research
  • Training, Lifelong Learning and CPD w.r.t Safety, Health and Wellbeing
  • Legal compliance and beyond
  • Health in Design and Construction
  • H&S Register

In 2020, the CoP and its wider network shall support the Institution on activity pertinent to implementing the recommendations of ICE’s ‘In Plain Sight’ report, and related aspects of safety, health & wellbeing both for the construction workforce and the public.

If you are a subject matter expert in safety, health & wellbeing and would like to be involved in the CoP’s activities, please contact: health&[email protected]

CoP leadership & guidance

The CoP is led by an Advisory Group composed a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Dr Ciaran McAleenan CEng MICE

    ICE Safety, Health and Wellbeing

    Ciaran is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Advanced Registrant of the ICE H&S Register and professional member of American Society of Safety Professionals. Working in industry since 1978, he has designed and constructed wastewater, water and highway infrastructure, developed and implemented H&S and highway design standards before joining the faculty at Ulster University in 2010.

    At Ulster he co-founded the Civic Ecology and Life Infrastructure research group and co-developed the MEng Safety Engineering and Disaster Management programme. Ciaran’s research led to the co-development of the operation analysis and control model of safety management and the organisation cultural maturity diagnostic tool. He is a member of ICE’s editorial board for ‘Management, Procurement and Law’ journal and sits on the H&S Register Steering Group. A regular presenter at International Congresses, Ciaran loves good music and the freedom experienced when running in mountains.


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 SOCOTEC
Claire Oliver AMEC Foster Wheeler
Lloyd Edmonds Mott MacDonald
Dr Fred Sherratt ARU