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Safety Reps – Workers’ Memorial Day – 40 year anniversary of Safety Reps and safety committees Regs 1977

In recognition of the crucial work undertaken by Safety Representatives HSE has collaborated with colleagues in trades unions and industry to develop a series of case studies. HSE will publish one each month until March 2018.

Case studies introduction

It is forty years since the role of the Trade Union Safety Representative was enshrined in UK law, so what better time to reflect on the valuable contribution safety representatives make to ensuring that our workplaces remain amongst the most safe and healthy in the world.

Case study - Sarah Jones and Ian Tasker former Assistant Secretary of the STUC

The second case study in this series to mark the 40th anniversary of trade union health and safety representatives focuses on Scotland and describes trade union involvement in the campaign to set up a specific group to consider the health and safety needs of Scotland with HSE. This case study is authored by Sarah Jones (FOD) and Ian Tasker, former Assistant Secretary of the STUC.

Case study - Lawrence Bamber - Chartered Fellow of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) talks about his experiences since the introduction of the Regulations in 1977

For this latest case study, HSE interviewed Lawrence Bamber, Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, to capture his views on the work of safety representatives from the introduction of the Regulations in 1977 to date. 

Mr Bamber provides a wealth of information and insight into the vital work undertaken by Safety Representatives and the positive impact upon workers health and safety over the years.

Updated 2017-12-21