The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that the University consult with its employees on safety, health and welfare at work issues, and one means of safety consultation is through Safety Representatives. 

Safety Representatives are staff who have been elected by their co-workers to represent them on health and safety matters.  Safety consultation is their primary role and their rights are set out in Section 25 of the Act. Within NUI Galway 7 Safety Representative areas have been identified and employees in each area elect a fellow employee to represent them on workplace safety issues.

Area 1:The Engineering Building, Cairnes Building (*Shannon CHM), Áras Moyola, Research & Innovation Centre, Business Innovation Centre.
Contact: Jim Lenaghan, School of Education. Ext: 2759
Area 2: Clinical Science Institute, Lambe Institute, Anatomy, Block G, Geata an Eolais.
Contact: Mark Webber, School of Medicine. Ext: 2559
Area 3: Arts Science (NW), IT Building, Arts Millennium Building, Distillery Road Buildings, Sports Centre.
Contact: Stuart Harries.  Ext: 2525
Area 4: Quadrangle, James Hardiman Library, Áras na Gaeilge (An Cheathru Rua, srl), Block C, Hardiman Building, Block D (Education). Block S, University Lodge.
Contact: Eileen Kennedy, James Hardiman Library. Ext: 2549
Area 5: Arts Science (SE), Orbsen Building.
Contact: Silke Kleefeld, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences.  Ext: 2414                    
Area 6: Ryan Institute (*RI Carna), Áras na MacLeinn, Áras Ui Chathail, Block E, Earls Island, Nuns Island.
Contact: Alessandra Costanzo, School of Natural Sciences.  Ext: 2129
Area 7: Biomedical Sciences Building, LifeCourse Building, INSIGHT, Dangan Sports Facilities.
Contact: Muriel Voisin, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences. Ext: 2049