Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), a business must support its workers in their role as Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs).
HSWA requires businesses to support HSRs by:
- Facilitating elections.
- Consulting with the HSR.
- Giving feedback on any recommendations made by HSRs.
- Providing information (not personal information unless consent is given).
- Providing time and resources for the HSR role.
- Providing paid leave to attend training, and pay training fees and costs of attending training.