Health and safety representatives are there to represent the interests and concerns of their coworkers. They provide valuable insight, skills and resources that can help you and your workers maintain a safe workplace.
Businesses and employers must consult with their workers about work health and safety. Through talking about safety, you can become more aware of any hazards and workers can provide suggestions about how the work could be done safely.
Health and safety representatives
Health and safety representatives (HSRs) are elected to represent workers in a ‘work group’ on health and safety matters.
Health and safety committees allow business and employers to work together with workers on health and safety matters.
Before raising a workplace health or safety issue with WorkCover, constructive steps should be taken to have the issue resolved in the workplace.
Site entry permits
If you are a union official you must obtain a work health and safety (WHS) entry permit before entering a worksite.