Developing Safety Representative Skills

This course gives important extended skills to safety reps.

Who is the course for?

This course is for safety reps who want to extend and develop their skills further.

How long is the course?

This course is 30 hours.

What will the course help me to do?

This course will you:

  • recognise their own health and safety skills development needs
  • review their own health and safety skills development opportunities at work, in their own union and elsewhere
  • understand development planning for own health and safety skills needs

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.

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 TUC affiliated unions.

Further information

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

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