This section of the Learning Hub contains eBites to support your development as a CSP Steward and/or Safety Rep.

The CSP is only as strong as its presence in the workplace. Building the CSP is an important part of the role of the steward and safety rep and a key step in doing this is workplace mapping. Mapping is the process of getting up to date and relevant information about the workforce and can form the basis of successful union organising, including recruiting new members, developing effective communications, getting members active and campaigning on workplace issues.

This eBite will explore what mapping means, why reps should do it and offer a step-by-step guide to mapping in the workplace.


This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Safety Reps is designed for use by newly elected CSP safety reps. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a safety rep, including an introduction to the role, the rights reps have, and where to get support

This eBite on Getting Started - First Steps for Stewards is designed for use by newly elected CSP stewards. It provides a step by step guide on what to do after being elected as a steward, including an introduction to the role, the rights stewards have, and where stewards can get support.


This eBite on Returning to Work after Maternity is designed primarily for use by CSP stewards but we hope it will also be of use and interest to many other members. The eBite takes stewards through the process of supporting members who wish to make an application for flexible working, including an introduction to the legal rights of staff, the application and appeals process and communicating with members.