Lay Observers are organised through a Chairman, a National Council and a number of Area Co-ordinators.

Under the leadership of the Chairman, the National Council is responsible for:

  • the fair and open recruitment, training and professional development of Lay Observers;
  • agreeing national policies;
  • ensuring that visits are carried out and reports completed;
  • bringing concerns to the attention of the contract managers, contractors and other stakeholders.

The Chairman publishes an Annual Report every year which can be read here.