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Isle of Man Health and Safety Tribunal 24 August 2007

The Appointments Commission* is seeking applications from individuals to be appointed as Chairman of the Health and Safety Tribunal. Appointments will take effect from 1st November 2007.

• What is the Isle of Man Health and Safety Tribunal?

The Isle of Man Health and Safety Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) is appointed under Section 10 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (“the 1974 Act”) and, ordinarily consists of –

  • a Chairman appointed in accordance with the Tribunals Act 2006; and
  • two other members selected by the Chief Secretary from each of the employers’ and employees’ panels established for the purposes of the Employment Tribunal.

• What does the Isle of Man Health and Safety Tribunal do?

The Health and Safety Tribunal hears appeals against an improvement notice or a prohibition notice served under sections 21 and 22 respectively of the 1974 Act.

• Who is the Appointments Commission looking for?

The Appointments Commission is seeking an advocate, barrister or solicitor of no less than seven years standing to fill the role of Chairman of the Tribunal.

• How do I apply?

An information pack and further information about the functions of the Tribunal are available from the Secretary to the Appointments Commission, c/o Government Office, Bucks Road, DOUGLAS. (Tel : 686266 Email :

If you are interested in applying you should contact the Secretary to the Appointments Commission to request an application form. Completed application forms should reach the Secretary by 3rd September 2007. Late applications may be accepted by the Appointments Commission only at its discretion.


*The Appointments Commission is an independent body established under the Tribunals Act 2006 and appointed by the Council of Ministers. The Commission make appointments to panels of all the statutory Appeals Tribunals and other bodies covered by the Tribunals Act 2006.

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