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Health & safety: support centre

Our health & safety support centre provides details about the health & safety campaigns of the union, our latest news, and support and guidance on all aspects of safety - including Covid-19.

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How we support our members

Your health & safety is a top priority

Health & safety has never been more important. Through our network of elected workplace reps and our team of paid officials, we’ve got your back.

All workers are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health & safety are properly controlled. Under health & safety law, the primary responsibility is down to employers. As your trade union, we hold your employer to account in this important area – making sure they take their responsibilities seriously and challenging them when they need to do more.

We’ve got a subject matter expert on our team, and the union’s General Secretary is a Board Member on the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Health & Safety news

We keep members up to date through our regular communications, including all the latest changes and support we've been providing through the pandemic.

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Health & Safety support

Health & Safety support

With access to over 300 trained workplace reps who know how to assess hazards and sort things out quickly for you in your workplace, we’ve got your back.

We also provide access to a legal team if things go wrong and you get injured through your employer’s negligence.

If you don’t feel safe at work or feel your health is suffering because of the working environment, get in touch with your local Accord officer who will advise you on the best way to tackle the situation.

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What you need to know about Covid-19

Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a coronavirus illness first discovered at the end of 2019. We're now being asked to live with Covid-19, and there are few restrictions in place around the world. Research continues to understand the virus and its lasting effects.

There are still important steps we should take to keep ourselves and others well - and this applies to general colds and other bugs as well as Covid-19.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap - it's simply good practice.
  • If you're unwell, try to limit your contact with others. You might not have Covid-19, but nobody likes to be ill even with a cold for a few days.
  • You should consider remaining off work until you're well again. 
  • It's still good practice to get yourself vaccinated where you can. If you're eligible for boosters, get your shot booked in. Likewise, if you're eligible for a flu shot, it's worth having this to guard against illness. Some employers offer vouchers for vaccinations as it's a win-win benefit for you and them.
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