The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has appointed Professor David Fishwick as its Chief Medical Adviser.
Professor Fishwick is already the Chief Medical Adviser to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Great Britain, and this new appointment cements the regulators’ joint commitment to provide better understanding and prevention of ill health in the workplace.
The role of Chief Medical Adviser is fundamental to ensuring that information relating to medical issues is correctly interpreted and communicated. This is achieved with the support of multidisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses and scientists. Their expertise informs the medical research undertaken by HSE in Great Britain, and enables the understanding of health from both the employer’s and the worker’s perspective, and provides the evidence upon which health policy, regulatory guidance and enforcement activities are based.
As HSE’s newly-appointed Chief Medical Adviser for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Professor Fishwick and his specialist teams will work closely with other government, industry sectors and the wider health and safety community to help achieve HSE’s and HSENI’s shared goal of achieving world-class performance in workplace health and safety.