Trade Union Safety representatives

Employees who are:

  • safety representatives appointed under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 by a trade union recognised by their employer;
  • representatives of employee safety elected under the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996, to represent employees not covered by the 1977 Regulations; or
  • safety representatives elected under the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committee) Regulations 1989;

are entitled to time off with pay to carry out their functions and to undergo training. Further details of these provisions may be found in the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland’s (HSENI) booklet: ‘Safety Representatives and Safety Committees’, containing the Regulations and the Code of Practice on this subject.

Last updated: 23 April 2019