Usdaw Needs Health and Safety Reps

Usdaw appreciates the vital role that Safety Reps play and many employers now recognise the valuable role that Reps can play and are keen to encourage members to become Safety Reps.



Download: Usdaw Needs Health and Safety Reps

Date Posted: 2 April 2007

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to be part of Usdaw’s health and safety team and help to protect members’ safety and health where you work, see below for further details.

What do Safety Reps do?

By law Trade Union Safety Reps have powers to:

  • Investigate complaints on behalf of members
  • Investigate accidents
  • Take up health and safety problems with management
  • Carry out health and safety inspections of the workplace at least four times a year
  • Demand information if it affects the health and safety of members
  • Have paid time to carry out their Safety Rep functions and to attend trade Union training
  • Represent the members in discussions with visiting officers from health and safety enforcement authorities

The employer must consult with Safety Reps in good time on any matters affecting the health and safety of members and must provide Safety Reps with reasonable facilities and assistance including time for Trade Union training and carrying out their legal functions in the workplace.

Sections in this leaflet include:

  • Support and training
  • Why do we need Safety Reps?
  • So what do I do next?

If you want to be part of Usdaw's Health and Safety Team and help to protect members' safety and health where you work, please download the leaflet below. Complete the form on the final page and send to your local Usdaw office, or to:

Usdaw
188 Wilmslow Road
Manchester
M14 6LJ

Usdaw Needs Health and Safety Reps was correct at date of publication April 2007.