Health and Safety

Health and Safety in the workplace


If you have any concerns about any aspect of Health and Safety please raise with your line manager in the first instance.

Should you need to raise any concerns with UNISON your Health and Safety Officer is Chris Thomas.

Should you wish to become a Health and Safety rep please speak to Chris.

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.


Health and Safety related weblinks

Health and Safety Executive

HSE Legislation

UNISON Get Help Knowledge

UNISON Accident Help Guidlines

HSE Temperature Law Guidlines

Health and Safety guidance

Are you at risk

TUC – Risk Assessment

Violence at Work – it’s not part of the job

Health and Safety Executive Report on Covid Inspections in NHS Trusts and Boards, March 2021