A revised and updated booklet on a practical guide to making workplaces safer was prepared by the NI Engagement Forum which is made up of NIC ICTU representatives (including myself), employers organisations and other statutory agencies including Public Health Agency, Health & Safety Executive and Chaired by the Labour Relations Agency.

The Forum recently amended the earlier guidance and submitted to the Economy Minister who has accepted the document.

This is a useful document for Branches and Health and Safety Representatives. It is an agreed document and addresses the key issues. There are useful helpful links and information on the last page of the document.

Please circulate this document to members and in particular health and safety representatives.

Further updates of this document may be produced at a later stage in light of changing developments. I hope you all find this useful.

Alison Millar
General Secretary