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H&S 2 - organising and bargaining for health and safety: 12, 13, 14, March, 2024, Online, South West & Southern

This course is for those who have completed the UCU H&S 1 course and wish to extend their H&S knowledge around organising and bargaining. The course will help you learn how to involve members along with developing bargaining strategies to win better H&S conditions for members.

Health & safety rep courses

Course details

Nation/region:South West & Southern Regions
Course meeting dates: 12, 13, 13, March 2024

Please ensure you can attend the entire course prior to submitting your application  form. Please further ensure you have secured time off from your employer to attend.
Course meeting times:

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with regular breaks)

Course time commitment22 to 25 hours including all course meetings
Location:Online - with pre and post course work

Course content

The course will cover the following: 

  • how to improve health and safety training
  • planning  and conducting health and safety inspections
  • using a systematic approach to tackling health and safety problems
  • how to improve the risk assessment process
  • Risk, stress and inspections
  • negotiating effective polices and procedures around stress and violence
  • how to build union organisation around health & safety issues
  • further development of key skills become an effective safety rep
UCU courses are funded via members' contributions and public funding.

Information Facility time

Online courses are no different to face-to-face courses in terms of time off for training. Time off for training is a right and one which should be exercised as part of normal industrial relations. For more info please see  Facilities and time off for UCU reps.

When you apply for a course we will assume that are making a commitment to attend the course as advertised, and have secured time off from your employer. Please contact your devolved nation/branch/ or regional office if you are having problems securing time off.


Important Before you complete this form, please be aware: You may be asked to register with the delivering college in which your trade union tutor is employed. Where colleges are drawing down funding for delivery you will be ask for your passport or equivalent identification details to register. This is a demand of the college who are following government requirements in order to satisfy public funding criteria. This is not a requirement UCU want to see and we are lobbying for change. However, as it stands, if you do not register with the college, your place will not be fundable.