Health and Safety Stage 1 Certificate

Health and Safety at work is always a major issue for all employees. Work places that have trade union health and safety reps have a significantly lower rate of accidents. If you are a newly appointed safety rep, this is the course for you.

Who is the course for?

This is the core course for trade union health and safety representatives. It is the first stage in the TUC health and safety training programme. It is designed to help you build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to carry out your work as a safety rep.

How long is the course?

This course will take 60 hours to complete.

What will the course help me to do?

The course will help you to:

  • Understand the role and functions of a trade union health & safety rep
  • Organise for health & safety
  • Prevent accidents and ill health
  • Learn key safety rep skills

Can I get time off to learn?

Union representatives who wish to attend TUC courses in working time should first ask their employer for time off with pay. The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 give accredited union and safety representatives a legal right to reasonable time off with pay to attend courses approved by the TUC or their union. Guidance towards establishing what constitutes reasonable time off can be found in the ACAS Code of Practice (pdf).

Representatives who find difficulty in obtaining paid time off to attend TUC courses should seek assistance from their senior union representative or full time union officer.

How much is the course?

There are no course fees for union reps from unions affilaited to the TUC.

Further information

If you require any further information about this course, please contact your TUC Regional Education Officer.

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