Health and Safety Representatives – Roles and Responsibilities

Health and Safety Representatives – Roles and Responsibilities – overview

This practical course gives participants a brief overview of a range of legal aspects and also incorporates a topical perspective of health and safety matters in the workplace today. The programme will help elected staff safety representatives to grasp in more detail how to comply with the law in practice.

Full details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

Anyone who has been elected as a health and safety representative.
Course format

A half-day session, for up to 12 people.
Expert trainer

Frances is a highly qualified (MA, BSc, FRSPH, Chartered Fellow CIPD, MCIEH, Post Grad Law Cert) independent consultant and trainer in the health and safety field with a postgraduate certificate in law.

Formerly a training manager in a large London hospital, and with a background before that in catering management, Frances is also a registered CIEH and RSPH trainer, a qualified Food Inspector and Mentor and Affiliate of the Institute of Fire Engineers. She also has experience as a senior lecturer at a London college.

She has extensive practical management experience and is a very popular trainer generally, and particularly in the hospitality and commercial sectors as well as with local and central government departments. With over 20 years’ training experience in a diverse cross-section of organisations and holding various management and consultancy roles in global industries, Frances has a wide range of experience to draw upon.

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Health and Safety Representatives – course outline

1 The legal framework

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR)
  • Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations
  • Representatives’ functions
  • H&S Consultation with Employees Regulation
  • HSG 263

2 ‘The six pack’

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR)
  • Display Screen Equipment Regulation (DSE)
  • Manual Handling
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulation

3 Accident reporting and procedures

  • Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR)
  • Accident investigation guidance