The IOSH Rural Industries Group covers agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, conservation, equine activities, rural estate management, visitor access to the countryside, rural recreation, and other businesses which get their income from the rural economy.

The group has over 300 members and is mainly aimed at professionals who work in isolation or remote locations in this sector.

The group:

  • runs sector-specific events
  • sits on the Health and Safety Executive’s Agriculture Industry Advisory Committee, its project groups and other committees to influence and motivate the industry to improve health and safety standards
  • has compiled an advisory panel of members to offer a readily available pool of knowledge for members to access
  • works closely with other branches and groups, particularly the Ireland Branch’s Rural Industries Section