Our Ref: HSR/4/1
Head Office Circular: NP/67/21
25th February 2021
To: The Secretary
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
RMT HEALTH & SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES’ ID CARDS
This is to remind colleagues that Unity House is currently closed due to the lockdown.
We are therefore unable to produce identity cards for our duly appointed Health & Safety representatives.
Please also be aware that there is a large backlog, which will be addressed as a priority when relevant staff are permitted to re-enter the workplace.
It will take some time for the backlog to be worked through.
There is no legislative requirement to provide health and safety representatives with an ID card; once the rep is appointed by the branch they are entitled to carry out all of their functions under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations. On appointment, the relevant Regional Office informs the employer of the appointment and, should it be required, the representative can obtain a copy of their appointment letter from the Regional Office.
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.