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.
Aberdeenshire UNISON’s Health and Safety Officer post is currently vacant.
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
Statement from Branch Secretary, Inez Kirk Firstly, I would like to wish all our members and their families all the ... Read More
Testing is now available to members of school staff who are not symptomatic but who are concerned that they have ... Read More
If you work in social care or home care and are self isolating or shielding and are not receiving sick pay ... Read More
Inez Kirk, branch secretary and Ann Gray, acting assistant secretary and education lead sent out a new update to our ... Read More
UNISON is calling for urgent action from both the Scottish and UK governments to recognise the increased risk of infection ... Read More
In a fast changing situation, the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, on Tuesday 23rd June announced plans for Scottish schools ... Read More
UNISON has produced an information pack and safety checklist for members working in schools and early years. UNISON stresses that ... Read More
UPDATE 5th June 2020 It is likely now that the addition of holidays will be at Christmas, in January or ... 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