Now is the time for a return of Independent Trade Union Health & Safety Reps Offshore
In the wake of the Piper Alpha disaster the Cullen Review recommended significant changes to employee engagement on all matters of health and safety. These recommendations led to a change in the law to exempt the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry from having to engage with the trade unions on matters of health and safety at work.
In most other onshore industries workers have the right to organise and, with trade union recognition, be represented by independent, trained, trade union H&S Representatives.
These rights are outlined in the Health and Safety Representatives, Health and Safety Committees Regulations 1977.
The role of union Safety Rep is at once specific and powerful when exercised correctly.
30 years on from Piper Alpha, Unite believes that now is the time for a return of independent, trained trade union Health and Safety Reps
We need to raise the profile of and state clearly the value of:
We want your views on offshore safety and the role trades unions can have in making a positive and meaningful difference.
Get active, Get Organised, follow the initial steps outlined HERE and let us know your views on Offshore Health and Safety and the positive role trades unions could play