Get set for European Health and Safety Week

What are you doing during the week of 24-30 October to help make sure your workplace is safe and healthy for everyone of all ages?

European health and safety week logo

There are just 10 days to European health and safety week (24-30 October) – the annual focus on making sure that work and our workplaces are both safe and healthy.

This year, the theme is “healthy workplaces for all ages – promoting a sustainable working life”.

And, as ever, UNISON will be playing its part.

The union has published two new health and safety guides for members members: Resilience and Well-Being and Behavioural Safety.

And up and down the country, UNISON health and safety reps and union branches are preparing and planning for the week, as well as for the national health and safety inspection day, which falls in the middle of it.

UNISON health and safety high 5 poster

If you are one of those reps, or just a member who knows of events to mark health and safety week where you work, please let us know.

Share the fantastic things you or your UNISON branch is doing to promote health and safety at work – and earn a UNISON ‘high five” (click on the poster).

Send us the details by emailing us at or using the hashtags #HSHigh5 and #EHSW2016 on social media.

European Health and Safety Week runs from 24-30 October, with the TUC National Inspection Day taking place on Wednesday 26 October.