Let’s celebrate women safety reps

Let’s celebrate women safety reps

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Risks newsletter

The TUC wants to hear from women safety reps, past and present, about their safety successes at work.

TUC head of safety Hugh Robertson said he asked earlier this year for case histories from safety rep to illustrate the union safety effect (Risks 804). 

“We had a good response, but almost all were from men,” he said. “We know that a third of health and safety representatives are women so let’s hear from you. 

We really need examples that can show that union health and safety representatives made a difference. Often something quite simple is most effective.” 

The union safety specialist added: “We want the case studies for a report that the TUC is publishing to celebrate 40 years of the safety reps and safety committee regulations by highlighting some of the successes that we have had over the past 40 years.” 

He said make sure you include the name of the union, the employer, what was done and what was achieved, together with the who, why, where and when of how it happened.

You can send your case histories to Hugh by email or via an online form