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The TUC website has information about the role and importance of safety reps.
Also see the TUC's Time for Change – A trade union manifesto for reclaiming health and safety at work (PDF, 328KB) and the TUC report Toxic, Corrosive and Hazardous: The government’s record on health and safety (PDF, 998KB).
Many safety reps have signed up to Risks, the TUC's weekly safety email update. Sign up to Risks here.
Health and safety magazine Hazards has information for safety reps.
And the Health and Safety Executive's resources for safety reps include good practice guides, leaflets and report forms.