All out for USS

Safety reps 1: induction, role and functions

This 3-day course forms the first part of an 6-day training programme consisting of 2 modules.

The course is aimed at new and existing health and safety reps who have had no formal training and members who are thinking of becoming a health and safety rep. This course should be completed before attending the remaining  module.

Safety reps are expected to attend both modules.

The course will cover the following:

  • the role and functions of a safety rep
  • obtaining facilities and time off to carry out the safety rep's function
  • using the safety reps and safety committee regulations
  • organising UCU members around hazards at work
  • applyinga trade union and equal opportunities approach to health and safety
  • developing the skills needed to be an effective safety rep.
Last updated: 4 December 2015