Safety Representatives and Consultative Committees

Introduction

Designed for the elected, volunteered or appointed persons to represent their colleagues in matters of Health & Safety, assisting in the consultation and communication of effective safe working practices and implementation of the safety management plan.

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Description

Course Objectives 

By the end of the course, delegates will have:

  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation in relation to their role as Safety Representatives
  • An understanding of the role expected of Safety Representatives and Committee Members
  • Understood their responsibilities in relation to their fellow workers
  • The skills to assist in the organisation and planning of Safety Inspections, Safety Audits and the appropriate communication methods/administration to achieve understanding with their colleagues.
  • The ability to develop the outcomes of future safety committee meetings and highlight the need for effective consultation and communications with management

Course Content

Structure of Health & Safety Legislation
Health and Safety at Work Act

Workplace Regulations
Safety Representatives and Safety Committees’
Other relevant Regulations

Safety Committees
Agenda – Minutes
Conducting Meetings
Communication Skills

Appointment of Safety Representatives
Appointment Criteria

Functions
Complaints from Other Employees
Consultation with Managers
Dealing with Inspectors
Emergency Actions
Investigations of Accidents

Facilities for Safety Representatives
Consultation and Information
Working Facilities
Documentation

Safety Inspections 

Safety Audits
Responsibilities
Input

Personal Development Action Plans

Course Duration: One Day