TUC National Inspection Day 2017

25 October 2017 12:00am–12:00am

Add to calendar2017-10-25 01:00:002017-10-25 01:00:00Europe/LondonTUC National Inspection Day 2017The TUC National Inspection Day falls on the Wednesday of each European Health and Safety Week. This year UNISON is encouraging safety reps to specifically consider inspections focusing on whether the workplace is healthy for all ages.

The TUC National Inspection Day falls on the Wednesday of each European Health and Safety Week.

This year UNISON is encouraging safety reps to specifically consider inspections focusing on whether the workplace is healthy for all ages.

With the working population ageing and apprenticeship schemes being introduced as an alternative to schooling, this focus is timely.

Today’s young worker is more than likely to be tomorrows older worker, but only if work is safe and healthy for all ages.

Safety 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.

Remember, 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.

Resources

UNISON’s safety rep guides on workplace safety inspections and many other health and safety concerns, are available from the online catalogue or the get help section of the website.

UNISON web event page for European Health and Safety Week.