The TUC has put together a number of leaflets, guides and forms to help you do what you do best - keep the workplace safe and healthy. In addition you should check your unions website for any material they may have produced that may be more relevant to your industry or sector.
Being a Health and Safety Representative (PDF): A simple guide to what the role means.
The Legal Rights of Safety Representatives (PDF): A copy of the regulations, code of practice and guidance on safety representatives (also called the Brown Book).
Organising for Health and Safety (PDF): What makes health and safety a good organising issue?
Organising for Health and Safety (PDF): A TUC resource for the workplace.
Report form for reporting and incidents (Microsoft .dot)
Statistics - How to find them and use them – Guidance for health and safety representatives.
TUC Inspection Guide (PDF).
Inspection Form (PDF).
An Inspector Calls (PDF): A TUC guide to what to expect when an inspector visits your workplace.
Reporting issues to the HSE. How union safety reps can contact the HSE
Hazards at Work: A 372 page guide to health and safety written for union health and safety representatives. You can order it from our Publications section (if you are on a TUC training course speak to your tutor about getting it at a reduced rate).
TUC training courses for health and safety representatives.
There are also a lot of TUC guides on specific topics.
Hazards Magazine: An invaluable resource for all health and safety representatives
Health and Safety Executive safety representatives pages.
Issued: 14 September, 2010