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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Description

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

Our Accreditations

“Having completed a lot of health and safety eLearning courses over the years I found this to be the most informative but entertaining at the same time. My interest was held throughout the IOSH Managing Safely course. By being involved, constantly in actually doing something, I learnt more quickly and absorbed the content at all times.”

Alison Davis Post-Room Assistant, Wilkin Chapman Solicitors

“My success is absolutely down to your excellent standard of instruction, and the way that you taught us. You taught us Health and Safety very thoroughly and you ensured that we understood it – you did not treat it as a cramming exercise, just to pass an exam. Consequently: even a couple of months later, I can still clearly visualise many of the examples and cases that you quoted, in order to bring a rather dry subject to life. I am delighted; my wife is amazed.”

Bryan Price Plant Manager, British Steel

“My success is absolutely down to your excellent standard of instruction, and the way that you taught us. You taught us Health and Safety very thoroughly and you ensured that we understood it – you did not treat it as a cramming exercise, just to pass an exam. Consequently: even a couple of months later, I can still clearly visualise many of the examples and cases that you quoted, in order to bring a rather dry subject to life. I am delighted; my wife is amazed.”

Bryan Price Plant Manager, British Steel

“My success is absolutely down to your excellent standard of instruction, and the way that you taught us. You taught us Health and Safety very thoroughly and you ensured that we understood it – you did not treat it as a cramming exercise, just to pass an exam. Consequently: even a couple of months later, I can still clearly visualise many of the examples and cases that you quoted, in order to bring a rather dry subject to life. I am delighted; my wife is amazed.”

Bryan Price Plant Manager, British Steel

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