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Provide facilities and assistance

You must provide your representatives with facilities they may reasonably need to carry out their functions. Although the needs of health and safety representatives will vary from workplace to workplace, in general you should make sure they have access to equipment and assistance such as:

You should also allow representatives to have facilities for investigation of hazards, complaints, and incidents, including private discussions with employees. This does not mean that you or your management representative cannot be on the premises at the time of the investigation.

2019-11-07