Health and safety resources
Coronavirus is, above all, a health and safety issue. From making the argument for PPE for key workers, to ensuring that members can work safely from home, the role of the health and safety rep has never been more important.
Working through our learning and organising team. UNISON has compiled some of the best online resources for our health and safety reps.
Some are particularly relevant to these times; some are more generally useful.
Focus on care workers
This is a very hard time for many of our members, especially for those working in care homes or providing home care to the vulnerable.
On top of their own problems with PPE, they are often in the distressing position of witnessing the deaths of residents for whom they may have cared for years, and then expected to notify distraught relatives.
That’s always been part of the job – and it’s one that our members have always been used to carrying out with sensitivity and care – but the frequency and suddenness of COVID-19 deaths is something new, and challenging.
UNISON learning and organising has gathered together some links to signpost members to organisations who can help support them through bereavement and trauma.
Online learning for all
UNISON continues to add free online resources to our dedicated learning website.
From refreshers on subjects as diverse as English, maths, and the menopause through the Wranx app, to Unionlearn’s new Learning At Home collection, you can find them all at learning.unison.org.uk.