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Health and safety representatives

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Last updated on 11 November 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
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Must we have a health and safety representative? We look at the regulations covering union-appointed and workforce-elected health and safety representatives. We also outline advice from the HSE and ASCL, on electing representatives and whether they can be teachers or support staff.

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  1. 1 What are the rules on health and safety representatives?
  2. 2 Must we have a health and safety representative?
  3. 3 What can health and safety representatives do?
  4. 4 Can a staff member in any role be a health and safety representative? 
  5. 5 Electing health and safety representatives
  6. 6 Good practice tips

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