The NEC are updating the records we hold on our Health and Safety Reps database and would ask all Branch Committees to send us the details of their appointed Health and Safety Reps.

This will allow the NEC to co-ordinate the activities and training of our Health and Safety Reps.

The information we require is as follows: -

1.       Name and date of appointment
2.       Training record
3.       Contact details
Please send all information to Helen Whitaker at our North Regional Office in Leeds via email  This will assist the National Executive on the matter of health and safety facility time. If you are not registered with us, you are not recognised by the union as a Health and Safety Rep.

Many thanks. 

Yours sincerely


Deputy General Secretary 

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.