The Committee shall be elected by the Annual General Meeting by secret ballot for a period of one year.
The Committee shall consist of the Chairman and 6 members selected at the Annual General Meeting, and the Committee may co-opt not more than 2 other members. In addition associate members shall be entitled to elect 1 associate member onto the committee. All but one of the Committee members must be voting members of the IHFES.
The Committee shall elect from among its members, by an absolute majority of those having the right to vote, one deputy Chairman, one Secretary and a Treasurer.
The Committee shall govern and co-ordinate the activities of the Society in accordance with the guidelines approved by the General Meetings, prepare the budget and financial statements, and the programme of activities for approval by the Annual General Meeting.
The Committee may set up regional and inter-regional sections, groups or delegations and the programmes of activities thereof shall be subject to Committee approval.
The Committee shall appoint working groups or sub-committees for special purposes. The Committee shall appoint a representative for liaison with the International Ergonomics Association and with other Irish and overseas associations.
The Committee shall decide on membership applications and refer to a General Meeting members for whom disciplinary action is proposed. The Committee shall propose the annual membership fees to the Annual General Meeting for approval.
The Committee is convened by the Chairman, who presides at the meetings, at least twice per year or upon request by half plus one of the Committee members.
Meetings of the Committee are deemed valid when at least 3 members are present and at least 7 days’ notice has been given.
All questions are decided by an absolute majority of votes by those present; in the case of an equal vote the Chairman holds a casting vote.
A Committee member who fails to attend three consecutive Committee meetings shall automatically cease to be a Committee member and can be replaced by a co-opted member subject to the approval of the Committee.