This is an action that cannot be initiated by the employer

And remember, if for any reason an election must be held, it is up to the members of the DWG to determine how the election should be conducted.  If they cannot agree any member of the DWG may ask the Authority to arrange for an inspector to either conduct the election or appoint another person to do so.

In general, the employer should have no role in conducting an election for health and safety representatives.