Consulting workers

Involving your employees in assessing workplace risks and reviewing health and safety procedures is an important part of your risk assessment process. Consulting with employees on the matters that affect them is also a legal requirement.

Furthermore, having a partnership with your employees ensures their co-operation with you on health and safety matters.

You should allow your staff to raise any health and safety concerns that they have and then react to what they say with guidance, policy updates or new control measures. Remember that your employees are well placed to identify the risks.

Employees should be consulted on all issues related to their health and safety and should be provided with all risk assessment results that concern their work activities.

Employers must also ensure that workers are provided with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training.