safety reps

Lack of inspections is encouraging safety standards to slide

The TUC believes that a growing number of employers has lost the fear of being caught for health and safety failings, as a result of the Government's scaling-back of regulatory inspections. Read More

Supermarket worker wins TUC H&S Award

A Liverpool shop worker has won the TUC's prestigious Health and Safety Rep of the Year award. Read More

Agriculture dangers prompt renewed call for roving safety reps

With statistics underlining that agricultural workers are more likely to be killed at work than any other occupational group, the Unite union is calling on the Government to introduce a programme of roving safety reps. Read More

“Improve safety reps’ training”, experts tell offshore industry

Operators of oil and gas installations could do more to improve safety reps' competence, particularly in relation to major operational hazard risks, which would bring benefits in risk management, safety culture and business costs. Read More

Row breaks out over union-rep funding

A political dispute over public funding of activities carried out by trades-union representatives Read More

Building firm embraces its ground force

A recognition that worker involvement could help when bidding for contracts, as well as an incident on one of its flagship building projects, provided a double impetus for Manchester-based Bardsley Construction to reinvigorate its health and safety culture, by setting up a formal process for worker consultation and engagement. Read More

HSE encouraged by offshore safety-rep findings

The majority of duty-holders on UK offshore installations are complying with regulations relating to the involvement of safety reps in health and safety matters, according to the findings of an HSE inspection project. Read More

Award-winner emphasises the significant role played by safety reps

A Sellafield worker has won a top award for his efforts as a health and safety rep for his union, Prospect. Read More

HSE due to report on offshore safety-culture findings

The results of an HSE inspection project examining the safety culture Read More

Employers reluctant to invest in worker involvement

There is little enthusiasm on the part of employers to fund worker-involvement programmes aimed at improving health and safety, and the majority have few clues on where to start. Read More

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