My own personal blog. Newham Council Cabinet member for Housing Services & Chair of Investment & Accounts. Councillor for West Ham ward, UNISON Branch secretary, Regional Council Officer & NEC member, Pension & Charity Trustee, Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family.
Inspection Day - Wednesday 25 October
It's 11 weeks until the TUC National Inspection Day
and UNISON is encouraging safety reps to specifically consider
inspections focusing on whether the workplace is healthy for all
the working population ageing and apprenticeship schemes being
introduced as an alternative to schooling, this couldn't be more
important. Today’s young worker is more than likely to be
tomorrows older worker, but only if work is safe and healthy for all
reps can use inspections to consider not only the tangible hazards
such as slips and trips, fire, and work stations. They should also
focus on intangible hazards and solutions, including: shift work, job
rotation, and flexible working.
workplaces with active safety reps are twice as safe. So carry out an
inspection on national inspection day and:
raise awareness of the issues;
- identify concerns to raise with the employer;
- raise the profile of safety reps;
- meet members, hear their concerns, and ask if they would like to
get more involved or become a safety rep; and
- meet non-members, as issues they raise may also concern members or
present opportunities for success or recruitment.
UNISON has various resources which will
be of use including our: