When your Health and Safety Representative suddenly resigns, you need to have a clear and detailed hand-over plan in place.
That way, your next elected Safety Representative knows exactly what's required of him. And the transition won't hurt your productivity.
Read on for seven essential elements to include in his Safety Rep hand-over plan...
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As an employer you know it's key to improve the health and safety of your workplace. But important tasks can be overlooked or forgotten, and this is why you need a health and safety representative.
Here are five tasks a health and safety representative (HSE rep) should do to keep your workplace safe! **************
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As the boss, you know what's best for your company. No one else can make the important decisions about money, products and investment.
But when it comes to health and safety, you might need some help. The fact that you sit in your office and don't see what your employees do means you don't know what'll protect them best.
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Do you know there's a distinct difference between a 'Health and Safety Representative' and a 'Health and Safety Officer'? Read on to find out what the difference is...
We use the terms 'Health and Safety Representative' and a 'Health and Safety Officer' loosely, but do you know there's a distinct difference between the two? You need to know what the difference is as they perform different functi... ››› more
I write to you daily about all sorts of health and safety issues and topics. And I know sometimes I throw around a lot of terms quite loosely...
Like health and safety rep...
And it occurred to me, some readers may be new to my daily bulletin. And some may be new to their health and safety position. Some may even be small business owners who are just learning about health and safety laws they ar... ››› more
By now you know that a DoL inspector can demand to inspect your workplace, without prior notice, to see if you're fully compliant with all relevant labour legislation.
This includes him checking to see that your Health and Safety Representatives, as well as your Health and Safety Committees, are compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
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A health and safety committee is a forum for discussing health and safety issues.
They are held between health and safety representatives and management representatives.
The purpose of the committee is to initiate, develop, maintain, promote and review the health and safety programme.
Now, there are four duties that you as the employer have when it comes to health and safety committees.
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A health and safety representative is an employee who is chosen by other employees to represent them on issues relating to health and safety.
If you have more than 20 employees, you must designate a health and safety representative in writing.
She must be appointed within four months of the business opening.
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When it comes to Health and Safety Representatives and personal protective equipment (PPE), the list of regulations is immense.
And you need to make sure your employees respect and know all the rules. You need to check all aspects in your Health and Safety department and ensure everyone is obeying the rules!
Here's what to cover in your toolbox talk on these topics...
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You've recently appointed a Health and Safety Rep. But do you know exactly what he should be doing?
Firstly, his most important function is to monitor your company's OHS compliance.
And it's his responsibility to make sure your company's processes are safe. And the health and safety of your employees is always a top priority.
Here are his nine other functions...
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