DETI begins search for new HSENI chief

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) has begun its search for a new Chairperson for the Board of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.

The process will see a successor to outgoing HSENI chair, Liam McBrinn, who completes his term of office on 31 March 2005.

Enterprise Minister Barry Gardiner said the HSENI was committed to tackling the consequences of work-related ill health and injury, which is costing the local economy some £500 million each year.

“The Chairperson will play a pivotal role in leading HSENI in the strategic development of health and safety at work and build on the foundations already laid by the outgoing Chairperson, Liam McBrinn, and his colleagues on the Board," the Minister said.

“We hope to receive applications from men and women from a diverse range of backgrounds and I would encourage as many people as possible who meet the criteria to apply for this post,” said the Minister.

The current HSENI Board comprises of a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson and eight members. Mr McBrinn receives £13,335 per annum (currently under review) for 1½ days work per week.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

17 May 2002
Health and safety conference opens in Armagh
At the opening of a major health and safety conference in Armagh, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Sir Reg Empey, urged everyone to play their part in improving health and safety at work. Sir Reg said: “Employers, who as the creators of risk, naturally have the greatest responsibility for managing and controlling risk.
13 May 2019
HSENI To Promote Safety, Health & Wellbeing At Balmoral Show
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is set to highlight farm health and safety as part of the 'Keeping Farming Families Safe' campaign at the Balmoral Show, 15-18 May.
24 October 2019
Past Year Sees 12 Deaths At NI Workplaces
Some 12 people lost their lives in workplace injuries in the past year, new figures have revealed. The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) said the deaths mark an increase of one when compared with the previous year.
06 December 2019
Health Unions Reject £28m Pay Offer
Negotiations between trade unions and the Department of Health over the ongoing industrial action have ended without agreement. Health workers across Northern Ireland have joined actions over pay and staffing levels.
03 December 2019
Pharmacies Fight To Stop Antibiotic Resistance
Pharmacies in Northern Ireland are stepping up their efforts to help keep antibiotics working in the fight against resistance. More than 500 community pharmacies are taking part in the Living Well service, which provides information and advice on key public health issues.