Union Safety Reps

Health and safety reps are workers chosen by their colleagues to look at health and safety issues from the worker's point of view.

Further Information

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.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.