Health and Safety Officer

Tasks relating to the post of health and safety officer:

  • to increase the awareness of members, health and safety representatives and branch officers of health and safety issues
  • to organise the information held by the branch on health and safety
  • to co-ordinate the activity of health and safety representatives and to organise regular meetings of health & safety representatives to exchange information and consider
  • to be closely involved in all negotiations with the employer on matters related to health and safety
  • to advise the branch committee on health and safety issues arising in the branch and to recommend policies and priorities
  • to act as a link between the health and safety representatives and other branch representatives to ensure that health and safety issues are treated as an integral part of the work of the branch
  • to maintain contact with the region and regional service groups, for example via the regional health and safety committee.

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