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Are small businesses obligated to have a health and safety representative?

We are only a small not-for-profit organisation with a staff of seven office workers. Are we obligated to have a health and safety representative?

It is not mandatory for an organisation to have a health and safety representative (HSR). An HSR is only required where someone puts their hand up and requests for the organisation to have one. That triggers a process of electing one (or in the case of an organisation of your size, having the person who put their hand up appointed).

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