Campaigning for health and safety
Promoting health, safety and welfare at work is a key Prospect objective. We are committed to improving working conditions and protecting people from accidents and ill health. Prospect’s health & safety reps play the lead role in achieving these aims.
We offer a range of guidance including:
- health and safety law – the essentials
- toolkit for H&S reps – a must for H&S reps
- health and safety links – resources for all
- help and support – for you and your union, working together.
You can follow Prospect's health and safety officer Sarah Page on Twitter - @ProspectPage
Remember, health and safety is not separate from other trade union activity. Many of the issues that unions tackle within the workplace have health and safety implications, for example:
- work organisation/change
- poor staffing levels
- shift systems
- sickness absence management
- harassment and bullying.
This is why it is so important that we all pull together in a coordinated approach between H&S reps, branches and HQ.
Branches, make sure you know your H&S reps. H&S reps, please liaise with your branch!
And everyone: please make sure our membership records are kept up-to-date. If you are a H&S rep, this must be recorded on Prospect's membership database to ensure you to receive circulars, newsletters, other updates and invitations. And if you stand down, please contact our membership department by email or phone 01932 577007.
Current H&S campaigns
WorkTime YourTime - tackling work-life balance and stress
Powering improvement - energy sector health and safety campaign