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Health & Safety Reps Resources.

Health & Safety Reps make a massive difference in the workplace. The DTI report, ‘Workplace Representatives: A Review of Their Facilities & Facility Time’, estimates that safety representatives prevent between 8,000 – 13,000 workplace accidents and between 3,000 – 8,000 work-related illnesses each year.

For details of training courses for TSSA Health & Safety Reps please visit the Health & Safety Reps Training Program


Key dates for 2017.

Work Your Proper Hours Day – Feb 24th     Workers Memorial Day – 28th April

TSSA Health & Safety Reps Toolkit.



The TSSA Health & Safety Reps Toolkit is intended to provide general guidance and information to assist reps in carrying out their duties. It is designed to work in conjunction with the TSSA Health and Safety reps training.

The information contained within the toolkit does not attempt to be comprehensive, and should not be taken as an authoritative statement of the law.

TSSA Representatives should, when necessary, seek advice/clarification from TSSA Helpdesk 0800 328 2673 (freephone) or your Full Time Organiser.

TUC Safety Representatives & Safety Committees - 'Brown Book'

Brown Book 2015

Health, Safety and Welfare Guides

  Health and safety general info

  Guide to Workplace Inspections

  Guide to investigating accidents

  Guide to Consultation

  Body Mapping -   Body Mapping Chart

  Guide to Risk Mapping -   Risk Map

  Guide to Union Inspection Notices -   Union Inspection Notice

Health and Safety Inspections

  Guide to Workplace Inspections

  Quick Guide to Inspection Sheets

  Inspection Notice

  Cover Sheet for Inspection Report

 Inspection Sheets

  Health and Safety Inspection Report Form

Regulations and Legislation

  Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

  Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977

  Health and Safety Reps BROWN BOOK


Latest updates:- 

  Planning and Delivery of Safe Work (PDSW)

 The Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems Safety Regulations 2006 ROGS 

  TUC Work and Wellbeing TUC Health and Wellbeing - add to Various Guide folder on your toolkit. 

Links to Reps Bulletins.

H&S bulletins -

All reps bulletins -


CIRAS - the independant, confidential system for reporting concerns regards health and safety in the transport sector.

CIRAS is a totally independent Confidential Reporting scheme for transport across the UK. It provides member organisations with a Corporate Safey Net that ensures safety or other concerns are captured before they become a real issue. CIRAS can receive health, safety, security & environmental concerns from all employees. Employee personal information is always kept confidential. CIRAS liaise with the subscribing organisation, facilitate a resolution to the issue and provide personal feedback to the employee & member organisation

  CIRAS poster Click here to download and print a CIRAS poster for your workplace.

For more info visit the CIRAS website

ORR - The ORR has the responsibility to ensure that those responsible make Britain's railways safe for passengers and provide a safe place for staff to work.

 For more info visit the ORR website

RSSB - Where the rail industry works together understanding risk, guiding standards, managing research, development and innovation and collaborating to improve.

For more info visit the RSSB website

RAIB - The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is the independent railway accident investigation organisation for the UK. It investigates railway accidents and incidents on the UK's railways to improve safety, not to establish blame.

For more info visit the RAIB website

HSE - The Health and Safety Executive's work covers a varied range of activities; from shaping and reviewing regulations, producing research and statistics and enforcing the law.

 For more info visit the HSE website

Railway Safety Commision (Ireland) - The Railway Safety Commission (RSC) was established under the Railway Safety Act 2005. It has responsibility for matters of railway and cableway safety on passenger carrying systems, freight carrying systems and industrial railways where they interface with public roads.

For more info visit the RSC(I) website

European Railway Agency - The European Railway Agency was set up to help create an integrated railway area by reinforcing safety and interoperability.The Agency also acts as the system authority for the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) project, which has been set up to create unique signalling standards throughout europe.

For more info visit the ERA website

ITF / International Transport Unions Federation - Around 700 unions, representing more than 4.5 million transport workers from 150 countries, are members of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF).

For more info visit the ITF website