Safety Services


Chapter 3.5 - Union appointed health and safety representatives

This page forms part of UCL's Safety Management System. This is Chapter 3.5 - Union appointed Health and safety representatives.

The following trade unions are recognised by UCL to represent UCL staff:

  • The University and College Union (UCU) is recognised by UCL to represent its Academic staff, Research staff and Administrative staff in academic-related grades
  • UNISON is recognised by UCL to represent its Clerical, Secretarial, Manual and Ancillary staff
  • Unite (formerly Amicus)/MSF is recognised by UCL to represent its Technical staff

Matters of concern to staff should normally be raised through the established channels, namely the Departmental Safety Officer and/or Trade Union Safety Representative and the Head of Department. The campus trade unions, namely UNISON, Unite and the UCU, have confirmed that they are willing to represent all staff (including non-trade union members) in discussing safety related matters at the Health and Safety Committee and to place on the agenda issues of concern to any member of staff where they fall within the remit of the Health and Safety Committee.

For the purposes of the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 any employee may seek representation on health and safety matters through one of the Trade Union Safety Representatives. A list of Safety Representatives is available from the Director of Human Resources. The names of the convenors of the three recognised trade unions, UCU, Unite and Unison, are shown on the statutory Health and Safety Law posters issued to departments for display at prominent locations.


Chapter 3.4 - Health and safety committees


Chapter 3.6 - UCL Safety Services responsibilities

Last updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2021