Responsibilities Of Health And Safety Representatives

Each workplace has their own department of the health and safety representatives and since each workplace has different sort of work and working environment therefore the responsibilities of the health and safety representatives vary from place to place and it depends on the working environment. For example, on some site of the construction, there is a huge safety risk and there are number of factors that could affect the safety of the workers. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the health and safety department that each and every worker is following the safety precautions.  For instance, on a construction site if some employee is doing the work of welding but is not wearing the safety glasses of any sort then the health and safety representative will ask the worker to wear the glasses and if he is not able to then the representative may ask the worker to stop the work or may think of some other alternative to make sure that he is working safely. Similarly, if in some factory, some machine is not working properly or some machine is without the barrier guard then the health and safety representative will stop the machine and will not let it operate until it is fixed completely.

Because of the reason that the every workplace environment varies and based on this the duties and responsibilities of the health and safety representative vary therefore, before any front end loader operator could join the health and safety representative department of any workplace he must be aware of the working scenarios and must have knowledge about the operations of various equipment in the workplace so that he is aware whenever something is out of the ordinary and then he is able to inform the accident. Therefore, in order to prepare him for all of this a training is given to the worker in which he is given the knowledge about the operations of the machines working in the workplace and many other such things. Usually a person from the upper management such as the manager is involved in this training and then guides the representatives accordingly.

Whenever some sort of accidents happens on the workplace, the health and safety representative must response immediately and must deal with the situations. Not only the representatives do the immediate response but he also performs the necessary investigation which includes the details about the accident along with its cause and its effects. From this investigation, he makes sure that the cause of this accident is avoided which stops him from happening again.