Health and Safety

UNISON gives this area of work a very high priority. We believe that health and safety in the workplace is an issue for everyone. Every year, thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health at work – most of which could be avoided.

To be effective in our fight for safe working conditions we need people in every workplace to act as advisors and watchdogs on health and safety issues. You’ll get full training and support from UNISON as well as paid time off from your employer to carry out your union role.

Richard Lawrence
Richard Lawrence

Richard Lawrence is Aberdeenshire UNISON’s Health and Safety Officer.

If you are interested in being more involved, or have any health and safety concerns or need any advice contact your Health and Safety Officer on 01224 620624 .

You can also click here for useful links.

Health and Safety news

Covid testing for Aberdeenshire school staff whether or not you have symptoms

Covid testing for Aberdeenshire school staff whether or not you have symptoms

Testing is now available to members of school staff who are not symptomatic but who are concerned that they have ... Read More
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If you work in social care or home care and are self isolating or shielding and are not receiving sick pay ... Read More
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School support members update – big sign up of school based safety reps

Inez Kirk, branch secretary and Ann Gray, acting assistant secretary and education lead sent out a new update to our ... Read More
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Black Workers and Covid – Call for action to tackle structural inequality and risk

UNISON is calling for urgent action from both the Scottish and UK governments to recognise the increased risk of infection ... Read More
Inez Kirk

Education update – return to school must be driven by safety not politics

In a fast changing situation, the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, on Tuesday 23rd June announced plans for Scottish schools ... Read More
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UNISON Safe Return to Schools Pack

UNISON has produced an information pack and safety checklist for members working in schools and early years. UNISON stresses that ... Read More
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To all school support staff members – Let us know your preference for your holidays

UPDATE 5th June 2020 It is likely now that the addition of holidays will be at Christmas, in January or ... Read More
Inez Kirk

Further meeting to be held on the reopening of schools and childcare after urging from UNISON

A further meeting between the council and the joint Trade Unions will be held tomorrow 3rd June after today's meeting ... Read More


Useful Health & Safety Links

National UNISON H&S

UNISON Scotland Health & Safety Info

European Union Agency for Health & Safety

Health & Safety Executive

The National Centre for Healthy Homes

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