It is European Health and Safety Week (24 – 30 October ), coinciding with national inspection day on 26 October. The theme for this year is ‘Healthy Workplaces for all Ages’.




Our national H&S unit is handing out a ‘High 5’ to branches who have gone above and beyond to promote h&s in the workplace. Reps just need to let national know about their work/initiative by emailing There is a leaflet/poster available here

Thompsons have produced a guide on what effect Brexit may have on our employment rights and H&S legislation. Copies can be ordered from Thompsons or downloaded here

Health and Safety – A Guide for UNISON safety reps

Stress At Work – Unison Guide for Health & Safety Reps

The Health And Safety Of Older Workers – TUC Guide

Results of the TUC safety reps survey 2016 shows that UNISON safety reps have highlighted Stress as the main H&S concern in the workplace. The findings are available here: and UNISON’s guide to stress can be downloaded from the online catalogue (as can many other updated H&S guides).


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