Safety Representatives the sleeping giants of safety success
Wake up and smell the coffee that the Safety Rep is bringing to your desk, together with a luscious doughnut filled with promise. Health and Safety Representatives are the beating heart of a golden or generative safety culture that was discussed in the tangerine principle blog.
When effectively trained to a decent level of competence, the safety rep can free you of the following tasks:
- Risk assessments
- Health and safety campaigns
- Hazard spotting campaigns
- Motivating safety committees
- Near hit reporting
- Meeting with the HSE and EHOs
An effective risk manager needs time to develop the principles outlined in HSG65 and the Plan, Do, Check, Act approach that you will find in a good IOSH Managing Safely course.
Safety is not a paperwork task to justify our job. It is a matter of life and death. It is the teamwork derived from working with Health and Safety Representatives that determine whether those we work with live or die.
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