Wilson Lambe

For 41 years Wilson Lambe has made an outstanding contribution to safety, particularly in the construction industry in Northern Ireland. For the last 25 years, he has been a health and safety adviser with the NI Construction Employers’ Federation. He was one of six founding members of the NI branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) of which he has been at different stages secretary, chairman and its representative on IOSH Council. He became National President of IOSH in 1998/99 and currently chairs its Audit Committee. For the past 35 years he has also served on the Committee of the NI Safety Group and is currently its president.

Wilson has been instrumental in designing and delivering new courses including the five-day course “Managing Safely in the Construction Industry” and the one-day course “Safety for Senior Executives”. In 1998, he was instrumental in designing and developing “Safe T Cert”, a third-party health and safety management system specific to the construction industry throughout Ireland, which is now recognised by government in NI and forms part of the criteria for tendering for all public sector work. In 1988 Wilson was awarded an MBE for his services to health and safety in the NI construction industry.

Awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Distinguished Service Award.