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A fair and open election

To make sure that your employees get their choice of representative, the election needs to be as open as possible and fair for all involved. To make your election arrangements fair, practical and accessible, make sure that:

One way of ensuring that an election is fair and open is to let an independent organisation run it for you. They can provide independent scrutiny so your employees have confidence in participating and in the result.

Once they have been elected, your employee representatives should be given the necessary time, support, training and facilities to become effective in their role. See What do workforce-elected health and safety representatives do?

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2019-11-07