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Safety Representatives

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If Safety Representatives have been appointed under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977, employers must consult them on health and safety matters. The Regulations also require them to be given access to information relevant to the health and safety of the workers they represent, including any relating to potentially hazardous conditions.

The Safety Representatives have the right to be consulted on matters affecting the employees they represent. They also have the right to inspect and take copies of any documents relevant to the workplace which the employer is required to keep by virtue of any relevant statutory provision. This means that they should be consulted about the assessment and they have the right to see any records made in connection with this work.