The purpose of the scheme is to contribute to the establishment of a safety service in companies where there is none established. If necessary, the Regional Safety Representative (RVO) can enter into the role as the company’s safety representative. In companies with an established safety service, the RVO shall familiarize themselves with whether the safety service works as intended, and provide advice and guidance on systematic HES work
The Regional Safety Representative scheme in the hotel (accomodation), restaurant (food service) and cleaning industries was established in 2011 to reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, health problems and exclusion. To achieve these goals, the Regional Safety Representatives work in applicable industries throughout the country.
A corresponding scheme for the building and construction industry was established in 1981.