Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee
The Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee (SLIC) was established in 1995 to ‘give its opinion to the Commission, either at the Commission’s request or on its own initiative, on all problems relating to the enforcement by the Member States of Community law on health and safety at work’ (Commission Decision 95/319/EC of 12 July 1995 setting up a Committee of Senior Labour Inspectors). SLIC’s mandate is to monitor, on the basis of close cooperation between its members and the Commission, the effective and equivalent enforcement of secondary Community law on health and safety at work, and to analyse the practical questions involved in monitoring the enforcement of legislation in this field.
The SLIC is composed of two representatives of the labour inspection services of each Member State. It is encouraged to develop exchanges of information among the national bodies. The objective is to achieve common principles of labour inspection in the field of occupational health and safety, for example, in the areas of inspection services (availability of effective sanctions) and prevention services (availability of a wide range of technical expertise).