Guides and reports for reps

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This is a guide for union representatives on the Government's
A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion
In addition to these guides that are advertised on the

The TUC produces a range of guides and reports for safety representatives and others. A number of the more recent ones appear below. In addition guidance on most major issues can be found in the TUC book "Hazards at Work: Organising for safe and healthy workplaces", the best-selling guide to health and safety at work. To buy a copy order here (if you are a safety representative on a TUC training course please speak to your tutor about getting a discounted copy)

In addition to these guides the TUC and UnionLearn produce a range of publications and resources for training which may be of use to activists. These can be found here.


This is a guide for union representatives on the Government's referral service for those who are off work through sickness.
12 January 2015
The TUC have produced a guide for safety representatives on how to use the HSE Management Standards on tackling work-related stress. In the absence of specific legislation, these standards, based on the risk assessment approach, are seen as the most useful method of tackling stress in the workplace. The guide...
23 September 2014
It is common to hear stories that the UK is rife with a compensation culture and is becoming risk averse as a result of compensation claims. However, The Compensation Myth – which tackles seven myths about compensation – smashes this misconception and finds that there were 183,342 compensation claims in...
15 April 2014
A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion of older people in Britain now than at any time in recent history and it is likely to increase. At present one in every six people is over the age of 65, but by 2033 that is expected to rise...
31 March 2014
This guidance is intended to assist union representatives and members in ensuring that the health and safety of employees is not put at risk as a result of the current crisis. It is not intended to deal with the wider societal issues, although unions are already heavily involved in supporting...
13 February 2014
In addition to these guides that are advertised on the TUC website, TUC Education have produced a range of publications and resources for training which may be of use to activists. https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=56151
20 January 2014
This booklet primarily deals with cancers caused through exposures that are a result of work.
07 February 2012
Guidance for union health and safety representatives This new guidance outlines the case for stronger action against dust and shows that the current standards used for the assessment of dust exposure in the workplace are totally inadequate. This TUC publication says that there is now clear scientific evidence which suggests...
02 September 2011
A new TUC report published today (Tuesday) reveals that more than 20,000 people in the UK are killed prematurely by their work every year. The Case for Health and Safety smashes the myth that Britain is one of the safest places to work and demonstrates that health and safety at...
07 September 2010
Report reveals that 20,000 people in the UK are killed prematurely by their work every year.
07 September 2010

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