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Health & Safety

UNISON believes health and safety in the workplace is an issue for everyone.

Every year, thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health at work - most of which could be avoided.

Unions and health and safety laws save and protect lives. But many more could be protected from harm if health and safety laws were better enforced.

We are campaigning for a new way of working, one that guarantees every worker a safe and healthy workplace.

Urgent UNISON Help & Advice

For urgent help and advice at work contact your local UNISON steward or a branch officer as soon as possible.

If you have an accident or injury at work contact UNISONdirect or speak to a union representative.

University Resources

The university's Health & Safety Services have a web section where you can:

  • Report an accident or near miss
  • Read the Health & Safety policy
  • Find policy, arrangements & guidance for a wide range of hazards
  • Access health & safety training
  • Complete a risk assessment
  • Read the latest health & safety news and alerts

The university also has an Employee Assistance Programme via Health Assured, a confidential support service to support employees deal with personal and professional problems.

In the A-Z of Policy you can also find the university's policies relating to health, wellbeing, and safety, including:

  • Absence policy
  • Alcohol and drugs policy
  • Dignity at Warwick policy
  • Disability policy
  • Disciplinary policy
  • Grievance policy
  • Homeworking policy
  • Occupational Health
  • Stress
  • Wellbeing

Can I become a Health & Safety Rep as my department/building doesn't have one?

We are always keen to hear from people who would like to help by taking on the important task of being a Workplace Health & Safety Rep. If you are interested, please contact the branch's Health and Safety Officer.

UNISON Help Pages
Report an accident, get legal advice, or update membership and contact details.