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The MU has a group of Safety Reps who can assist you in your workplace. They can be Regional Officers or specially appointed MU members.

The MU and its team of Safety Reps are able to provide in-depth health and safety advice and assistance for employed and self-employed members, on policies and procedures, hearing protection, risk assessments and much more.

There is also a programme of courses and briefing meetings for safety representatives and members to bring them up to speed on health and safety issues in the industry.

Workplace Safety Reps are a common place appointment within our Orchestras and Theatre Bands across the UK. Being an appointed Safety Rep gives you rights and protections under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977. In some cases workplaces will have Safety Committees made up of members to work with Management and the Union to ensure the working environment for musicians is safe.

The Union provides training for workplace safety reps and the appointment must be made by the Union to the employer. For more information on becoming a Safety Rep contact your regional office

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The MU has a network of experienced teams available to help musicians in all areas of the industry.