How Arrangements For Consultation With Workers May Be Made More Effective

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Explain how arrangements for consultation with workers may be made more effective. Arrangements for consultation with workers might be made more effective by:

  • The establishment of safety committees;
  • Consultation with elected representatives of employee safety;
  • Planned direct consultation at departmental meetings,
  • Team meetings, tool box talks and staff appraisals;

  • Consultation as part of an accident or incident investigation or as part of a risk assessment;
  • Day to day informal consultation by supervisors with their team;
  • Questionnaires and suggestion

If formal meetings are to be held, it is important to ensure that:

  • There is a correct balance between management and worker representation;
  • That an agenda is set and the meeting well managed by the chair;
  • That the business of the meeting is not side tracked by discussion of non health and safety issues;

  • That minutes of and report back from the meeting are made available to the workforce as a whole and
  • That actions agreed receive attention without undue delay.

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