Health & Safety

The role of a Union Safety Rep

Union Safety Representatives make the workplace a safer place, and it is recognised that workers are twice as safe in a workplace where there are USRs. The network of CWU Safety Representatives throughout the various employers have an important role to play and members who have health and safety concerns should raise them in the first instance with their local Branch/ USR. These concerns can be progressed by your local USR with Management directly or through the network of Health and Safety Committees and consultative arrangements established in the various Businesses through nationally recognised agreements.

Further reading and helpful links

The Case for Health and Safety – TUC

Noise at work – a guide for health and safety representatives – TUC

Organising for Health & Safety – TUC