Section 3-1. Appointment and dismissal of regional safety representatives

Regional safety representatives shall work in undertakings as mentioned in Chapter 5 of the Regulations concerning Organisation, Management and Employee Participation.
Regional safety representatives for building undertakings are appointed by the Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet). Regional safety representatives for construction undertakings are appointed by the Norwegian Union of General Workers (Norsk Arbeidsmandsforbund). The regional safety representatives are employed by the trade union federations. The trade union federations notify the Fund Board of who has been appointed.
Regional safety representatives shall serve full-time. They are appointed for four years at a time.
The Fund Board ensures that the appointed regional safety representatives have the qualifications required pursuant to Section 3-3.
The Fund Board then notifies the Labour Inspection Authority’s regional offices and the relevant trade union federations and employers’ organisations of who has been appointed regional safety representatives. The undertakings included in the scheme are notified of who has been appointed regional safety representative in connection with the collection of the fee.
The Fund Board for the regional safety representative scheme may decide that a regional safety representative shall be dismissed from office if the person clearly and for a prolonged period has failed to perform the duties assigned to him/her under these regulations or has grossly abused the office.
The person shall be deemed to be the regional safety representative until notification is given in a corresponding manner of the appointment of a new representative or of the safety representative having been dismissed from office.