Health & Safety

If there is an accident in the workplace the Health and Safety rep must be involved, this is covered within legislation under Regulation 6 of the Safety Reps and Safety Committee Regulations (SRSC) 1977 Inspections following notifiable accidents, occurrences and diseases.

 

If there is an accident in the workplace the Health and Safety rep must be involved, this is covered within legislation under Regulation 6 of the Safety Reps and Safety Committee Regulations (SRSC) 1977 Inspections following notifiable accidents, occurrences and diseases.

Branches should be aware the Director General of Public Prisons Phil Copple has issued the attached safety instruction to all prison Governors.

 

The past few weeks has seen a rise in extreme violence against staff throughout the prison estate. We have seen disturbances at Berwyn, Feltham, Holme House and Deerbolt. The violence culminated in a terrorist attack on staff at Whitemoor on 9th January 2020 followed by an unprovoked attack on staff at Bristol on 10th January 2020.

 

The following is an overview of the legal requirements employers must abide by to comply with legislation in respect of risk assessments, safe systems of work and Health and Safety Committees.

 

The following is an overview of the legal requirements employers must abide by to comply with legislation in respect of risk assessments, safe systems of work and Health and Safety Committees.

 

The HSE has now clarified its criteria for investigating work related stress, the HSE will now consider investigating concerns about work related stress where there is evidence a number of staff are experiencing stress related ill health.

 

Please find attached the H&S toolkit and checklist for employers and workers, part of the Under the COSHH campaign.

 

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.