Health and Safety Representatives One
WHO’S THIS COURSE FOR?
This online course is for newly appointed safety reps. It’s designed to be equivalent to the TUC’s classroom-based Health and Safety Stage 1 Certificate — the core course for trade union health and safety representatives, and the first stage in the TUC health and safety training programme.
HOW WILL IT HELP ME?
The course will equip you with an understanding of health and safety law, and help you build the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively carry out your work as a safety rep. It will help you:
- understand the role and functions of a trade union health & safety rep
- get members involved in safety issues
- organise for health & safety
- negotiate with employers to improve workplace safety
- prevent accidents and ill health
- learn key safety rep skills.
WILL COMPLETING THE COURSE MEAN I’M A QUALIFIED SAFETY REP?
No, but it may form part of the training your union requires of new health and safety reps — contact your own union office to find out more. It’s up to your union to acknowledge your participation in this course, and to let you know what other training is required. If you’re aiming to become a health and safety rep It’s a good idea to let them know before you get started on this course. They’ll be able to give you advice and offer support. And if you’re not already a general union rep, we advise you to complete the Union Reps 1 course before starting this one.
HOW DO I COMPLETE IT?
All you need is an internet-enabled mobile device (a phone or tablet) or a computer. The course is arranged into short activities you can complete in 5-15 minutes. Do as little or as much as you like each time you log on — your progress will always be saved. Next time you log on just pick up where you left off.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
That will vary from person to person. The classroom Health and Safety 1 course has 60 contact hours, but most people will complete this online version in far fewer hours. Don’t rush it though — it’s important to go at the pace that suits you. Select the button below to get started.