Delegates at the Health and Safety seminar

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.

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.

Coronavirus guidance for health and safety reps

These are difficult and challenging times – and a challenging time for UNISON’s safety reps who play such a vital role in keeping workers safe.

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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 Safety rep

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

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The history of Health and Safety

Explore our interactive timeline. Scroll right to left to move through the history.