Role of the Safety Representative (Officer)

 The safety representative has powers but no duties:
  1. Participate in any of the inspection or investigations conducted by the Safety Officer, provided that the latter agrees to such participation.
  2. Undertake similar inspections or investigations himself, providing that notification of such activities has been given to the master.
  3. On behalf of the crew on matters affecting occupational health and safety (1) consult with the master and the Safety Officer and make recommendations to them, including recommendations to the master, ‘that any work which the safety rep believes may cause an accident should be suspended’ (2) make representation through the master to the employer (3) request through the safety committee an investigation by the Safety Officer of any such matter.