Health and Safety Reps
These courses are offered to those who are or about to become NASUWT Health and Safety Representatives, Health and Safety Training Officers, Health and Safety Coordinators and members who hold management of health and safety posts within the Union. The Union pays all expenses associated with the course. Assistance with carer expenses can be given to those attending the courses.
In most cases, Representatives are entitled by statute to reasonable time off work with pay in order to receive the training offered. Any difficulty in securing time off with pay should be reported to the NASUWT Local Association Secretary or Regional/national centre.
Health and Safety Representatives (Stage 1)
The NASUWT Health and Safety Representative in schools is an essential part of the NASUWT team working to improve the working lives of teachers. This course provides the NASUWT Health and Safety Representative with the knowledge and skills needed to tackle the physical and mental health hazards faced by members.
In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the legal duties of employers, managers and employees in respect of health and safety. The course is in two parts of one day each, separated by several months.
Those who are or are about to become NASUWT Health and Safety Representatives are eligible to apply for places on these courses.
Health and Safety Representatives (Stage 2)
NASUWT Health and Safety Representatives are at the forefront of the fight to ensure the physical and mental health, safety and welfare of teachers.
The Health and Safety (Stage 2) course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired at Stage 1 and enables trained representatives to extend their knowledge of health and safety law and practice in the company of skilled tutors.
The course focuses in particular upon the processes of risk assessment and allows a detailed examination of health and safety problems in schools.
Every eligible Health and Safety Representative should attend this course.
Health and Safety (Stage 3): Organising
This course for Health and Safety Representatives focuses on successfully organising within the workplace and developing the NASUWT’s effectiveness. The course covers the following topics:
Organising around health and safety; Identifying and developing safety representatives; Working constructively with the employer; Safety Committees; Extending safety representatives’ rights; Promoting equality within health and safety and action planning.
The target audience for this course are Local Association Health and Safety Officers, Health and Safety Training Officers, Health and Safety Co-ordinators and the course is open to anyone who has completed Health and Safety (Stage 2).
Annual Health and Safety Seminar
This event is designed to bring NASUWT Health and Safety Representatives and other key office holders up to date with current issues and to improve their understanding of health, safety and welfare issues in the workplace.
The Seminar Day is relevant for NASUWT members holding the following positions within the Union:
Health and Safety Workplace Representatives
Local Association Health and Safety Co-ordinators
Federation Health and Safety Co-ordinators
Health and Safety Training Officers
Local Association Secretaries
National Executive Members
Regional Health and Safety Representatives' Briefing
This regional briefing will look at issues relevant to the work of Health and Safety Representatives within the area.