UNISON Health and Safety

We believe that all workers deserve to be treated fairly at work.  This includes fair pay, favourable terms and conditions and well managed health and safety conditions.

Every worker has the right to leave work at the end of their shift, in as good or better physical, emotional and mental condition as when they arrived.

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Through our work of 5,000 safety reps, we strive to support our members at work and work with employers to minimising safety risk, harm and accidents.

In this section you can find out more about the key health and safety issues and our campaigns to ensure better health and safety in workplaces.

For information and advice on Health and Safety issues at work, see our Get Help section.

Violence at Work

Violence at work involves any incident in which an employee is abused, threatened or assaulted (either physically or verbally) in circumstances relating to their work.

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Health and Safety campaigns

We aim to raise awareness of health and safety issues at work and use our health and safety activists to campaign to improve working conditions for all.

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Become a Health and Safety rep

The most important tools that UNISON has to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our members are our health and safety representatives, safety officers and safety committees. Our Health and Safety reps play a vital role in the union.

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