The Safety Representatives Committee performs the role of monitoring and promoting good Health and Safety practices in all environs of policing within the Strathclyde Police area.
The Committee has the remit to provide and continue training facilities for Safety Representatives to the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) standard, and maintain a framework for reference and support to Safety Representatives operating in this role.
The Safety Representatives carry out routine workplace safety inspections as well thematic revues of vehicles and equipment, reporting back to the Safety Representatives Committee with the results of work undertaken.
The purpose of the Committee is then to disseminate the information obtained to provide the clearest path to progressing any issues identified.
Where appropriate, the Committee may issue Provisional Improvement Notices, monitor progress and if applicable report and liaise with the Health and Safety Executive.
In addition, the Safety Representatives Committee:
- Carry out accident investigations, seeking to identify underlying causes of workplace accidents and near misses.
- Monitor use of procedural injured on duty report forms in relation to the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
- Provide support and advice to officers on all Health and Safety matters.
- Report to the JBB on all Health and Safety issues relative to Federation members.