Effective Safety Representatives in the Workplace

This training will provide all of the information recommended by the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance document HSG 263 “Involving your Workforce in Health and Safety”, in addition to any information which is specific and relevant to your organisation.

The course is aimed both at Trade Union Safety Representatives and non-Union Representatives of Employee Safety.

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Why training for Health and Safety Committee members?

The H&S Committee is one of the core groups at the centre of employee consultation and decision-making. It’s important that each member of the H&S Committee, whether an employee safety representative or a management representative, has a foundation of health and safety knowledge so the whole group can contribute and participate effectively during the committee meetings.

Both Trade Union and Non-Union Health and Safety Representatives often lack the knowledge and skills required to engage effectively with their colleagues, meaning they struggle to properly represent their views at the H&S Committee meetings.

Content of the Health and Safety Committee Training

  • Awareness of your organisation’s hazards and risks, including physical safety, health, mental health, and wellbeing.
  • Basic understanding of health and safety law, including statute law, criminal, and civil law.
  • Understanding of the role of employee and management safety representatives.
  • Understanding of the role of the H&S Committee and the typical items on the agenda.
  • Strategies and techniques to engage with colleagues, management, and fellow committee members.

Very importantly, all members need to know:

  • What an employee safety representative is NOT e.g. not a health and safety officer
  • What the H&S Committee can and cannot do e.g. level of authority
  • Appropriate and inappropriate topics for discussion e.g. not a talking shop for airing employment grievances

This training will provide all of the information recommended by the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance document HSG 263 “Involving your Workforce in Health and Safety”, in addition to any information which is specific and relevant to your organisation.

The course is aimed both at Trade Union Safety Representatives and non-Union Representatives of Employee Safety.

Full Course Details & Information

Course Length 1 Day
Price On Request
Assessment Observation throughout the course, and short end of course test
Maximum Number of Delegates 16
Accredited Certificate awarded by Compassa
Location At employer’s premises, nationwide. Upon request only.
Can the content be tailored to my organisation? Yes

“Will was a fantastic teacher of the NEBOSH syllabus and a real master of the art of teaching. I always think it’s a real skill to teach mature students, many of whom haven’t done any kind of study for many years but to Will it seemed a breeze and our collective results only reaffirm this.”

David Green

Health and Safety Assistant, British Steel

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