Member health & safety factsheets
You will find some factsheets containing basic information on a number health and safety issues below - these are only introductions and are not a substitute for talking to your union rep.
In this section:
Safety Representatives & Safety Committees Regulations 1977
This publication contains the Regulations, Approved Code of Practice and Guidance on trade union safety representatives appointment and functions, and the duties imposed on employers to support those functions and other safety reps activities. Copyright release for this UCU-badged version of the Safety Representatives & Safety Committees Regulations has been given to the TUC, and permits affiliated unions to reproduce it for educational purposes: TUC Safety representatives and safety committees [1Mb] (opens in a new window)
Worksmart: your health at work - TUC site with FAQs on a number of workplace health issues
Are you a UCU health & safety rep?
UCU safety representatives and branch/LA officers should contact the UCU health and safety advice service which provides information to reps on all health & safety issues and problems, legislation and guidance.