National HESAC is a non-executive joint body comprising companies and trade unions of the Electricity Industry together with representatives from the HSE (and originally the Department of Trade and Industry). It was established to consider collective health, safety and operational environmental (where appropriate) matters of mutual interest. It has been meeting successfully for over 40 years. The committee functions as a positive and pro-active forum to help promote a positive climate for the management of health, safety and the environment within the whole Electricity Industry. The role of chairman is alternated each year between a senior Trade Union official and a senior company representative.

Energy Networks Association (ENA) and Energy UK (EUK) Member Companies together with the Industry’s Trade Unions (namely GMB, Prospect, Unison and Unite) with support from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are committed to working together to improve health and safety standards in UK Electricity Sector.

To support this commitment National HESAC have issued this statement of intent:

ENA and EUK Company Senior Management and TU National Officers are firmly committed to improving Health & Safety standards in our sector and where appropriate, agreeing initiatives to achieve this at all levels in the industry. A good example of this is the current Powering Improvement strategy now into its Third Phase"

Boy holding pinwheel on wind farm

Meeting Notes View All Documents

Notes of meeting – Files here are approved meeting notes taken for the meeting date and time depicted in the file title.

National HESAC Terms of Reference 2020
National HESAC Terms of Reference 2020 Date: February 24, 2021
Working together - April 2021
Working together - April 2021 Date: May 19, 2021
img National HESAC Meeting Notes - 19th February 2021 June 2021 Download
img National HESAC Meeting Notes - 30th October 2020 May 2021 Download
img National HESAC Meeting Notes - 29th July 2020 May 2021 Download
img National HESAC Meeting Notes - 16th January 2020 May 2021 Download

Terms of Reference View All Documents

Terms of Reference – defines the purpose and structures of the committee of people who have agreed to work together to accomplish a shared goal

img National HESAC Terms of Reference 2020 February 2021 Download

HESAC COVID19 View All Documents

In 2020 and into 2021 due to the impacts of COVID-19, the electricity industry through National HESAC formed a sub-committee which was set up to discuss issues relating to COVID on a fortnightly basis. Through this group a series of joint industry statements were produced to demonstrate collective and collaborative working across the sector to tackle the issues relating to the global pandemic in occupational setting to ensure the effects to the electricity industry were minimalised.

img Working together - April 2021 May 2021 Download
img Working together safely during COVID - September 2020 May 2021 Download
img Continuing to Work Safely During COVID - June 2020 May 2021 Download
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.Update my browser now