Safety reps at work

Safety reps at work – overview

This programme has been designed specifically to help newly-appointed safety representatives (or
those with no prior training in the subject) to understand their role and responsibilities.
To ensure maximum relevance to the participants and ease of learning, this course is always tailored
specifically to the needs of the organisation to ensure that it reflects your activities, processes,
policies and procedures. The outline below is therefore no more than a broad indication as to the
topics that would be covered.

Full details below or download course outline.

Learning objectives

The course will help ensure that participants understand:

  • The legal framework governing health and safety at work
  • Their role and responsibilities
  • The key causes of accidents and occupational ill-health
  • What action they need to take and when
Who should attend?

This course is intended for health and safety representatives. It is also relevant to anyone else with
responsibility for health and safety in the workplace and for the health and safety of others.
Course format

An inter-active one-day course, with practical exercises. We recommend that the number of
participants be limited to 16 in order to maximise the opportunity for interaction and facilitated
discussion and to allow participants to explore practical examples relevant to their own situations.
Expert trainer

Subash is a Past President and current (2015) vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

A Chartered Fellow of IOSH, Subash has a wealth of experience in risk management, having worked across a range of sectors and disciplines in a truly diverse 25-year career to date.

Having qualified originally as an Occupational Hygienist, Subash started his professional career in local government before moving on to the brewing industry, working for Grand Metropolitan and Courage Brewing as their regional SHE Manager. His next career move led him to Rentokil Initial, where he spent eight years, the last two as a board director within Initial Catering Services.

In 2002, Subash founded a successful risk management and loss control consultancy that provides services to blue chip companies, as well as to a large number of SMEs, around the world.

Subash is an experienced health and safety trainer and public speaker. He contributes regularly to a number of health and safety publications as well as writing the successful ‘common sense guide to…’ series of books published by Routledge. He has been involved in the production of several health and safety documents for trade associations and for the Health and Safety Executive.

Outside the world of work, Subash was a public member of Network Rail (2008-11), is a serving Magistrate and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

An experienced trainer, he has a unique ability to captivate his audiences, as the following comments show:

‘Fantastic trainer who totally engaged and motivated the group.’

‘Subash again performed with knowledge, information and humour.’

‘Very well presented. I think the subject was demonstrated in a manner that meant all attendees were able to absorb and understand all items covered.’

‘I actually quite enjoyed the course!!’

‘A good course, excellent content and very well paced.’

‘Subash was extremely knowledgeable – a H&S encyclopaedia.’

‘A lot more interesting and engaging than expected!’

‘The speaker clearly had a significant breadth and depth of understanding and experience of the subject.

‘Excellent use of case studies and ‘real life’ examples. A real professional.

Safety reps at work – course outline

Note: to ensure maximum relevance to the participants and ease of learning, this course is always
tailored specifically to the needs of the organisation to ensure that it reflects your activities, processes,
policies and procedures. The outline below is therefore no more than a broad indication as to the
topics that would be covered.

1 Introduction

2 Health and safety law

3 Safety representatives’ legal rights

4 Role and functions of the safety representative

5 Skills for safety representatives

6 Risk assessment

7 Stress at work

8 Bullying at work

9 Violence at work

10 Function of health and safety committees