Consult your employees on health and safety

The benefits of involving employees in health and safety


Your employees influence health and safety through their own actions. They are often the best people to understand the risks in their workplace.

Talking, listening and co-operating can help to achieve benefits. Health and safety representatives can help you with workforce consultation arrangements.

Benefit from better worker involvement

Workplaces where employees play an active part in health and safety have lower accident rates. Collaboration with your employees helps you to manage health and safety in a practical way by:

  • helping you spot workplace risks
  • making sure health and safety controls are practical
  • increasing the level of commitment to working in a safe and healthy way

In many cases this also leads to increased productivity, efficiency and quality. 

Consulting with employees about health and safety lets them know you take their wellbeing seriously. 

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