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Safety, Health and Wellbeing Community of Practice

As part of ICE’s Learning Society role this 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 Community of Practice (COP) areas of focus centre on:

  • 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

The CoP is formed to support the Institution to promote and develop and drive safety, health & wellbeing knowledge, standards, lessons learnt, policy and guidance throughout ICE’s knowledge programmes.

COP Leadership and Guidance

The COP is led by an Advisory Group composed a variety of industry experts who primarily support ICE’s knowledge programmes for Productivity and Knowledge, Insights & Ethics.

Dr Ciaran McAleenan CEng MICE

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.

Ciaran McAleenan

Join the community

ICE needs your help to help us build and develop its expert technical and practical knowledge.

As an expert member of the community, you will be able to share knowledge, thoughts and experiences with like-minded professionals and collaborate with others to help achieve the community’s vision.

COP members do not have to be ICE members, but they must have appropriate knowledge skills and expertise in alignment with the vision of the relevant community.

Communication between the COP shall be facilitated through a dedicated Microsoft Teams group, providing the opportunity to communicate with ICE and professionals with a shared interest in the COP’s objectives.

If you are committed to supporting the development of knowledge, standards, insights, policy and guidance for this area, then we want to hear from you.

How to join

If you are an engineer or infrastructure professional working with a passion for safety, health & wellbeing and interested in joining the Community of Practice to support the development of ICE activity, please contact our knowledge team.

Contact our experts

If you have a question for our Safety, Health and Wellbeing Community of Practice, are interested in adding your input to the community, or require details on the communities output, then let us know.