Employers blamed for failing to support health and safety

Sixty
per cent of workplace safety reps are not getting the training they need,
according to a TUC report.

The
report, Training and Action in Health and Safety, says that while the
Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that safety reps have a legal right to
paid time off to attend stage 2 of the TUC safety course, just 40 per cent have
done so.

The
rest have only managed to complete stage 1, or other introductory courses.

TUC
general secretary John Monks, said: "Safety reps make a major contribution
to health and safety standards at work. Too many employers are putting their
workers’ health and their business reputations at risk because they won’t allow
safety reps the time to get the training they need."

www.tuc.org.uk

By Quentin Reade

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