WHS Consultation
Safety Outcomes Improve with Worker Consultation

Background:

Consultation with the workers who are doing the job will ensure the best possible safety outcomes, and create an environment where workers and managers can work together to build a safety culture.

Under the WHS Act, organisations (PCBU’s) are required to consult with workers on safety issues in the workplace.

Timing:  1 hour workshop

Who should attend:  Workers, supervisors and managers concerned about maintaining a healthy and safe workplace through consultation and working towards effective safety outcomes.

Workshop Overview: 

  • Benefits of consultation with workers to improve safety solutions, reduce injuries, reduce costs and downtime, improve worker commitment and relationships.
  • Where to start, and the steps towards building consultation processes.
  • Working together to identify hazards and risks, develop safety policies and procedures, resolve issues, and organise training.
  • Methods of consultation – informal discussions, toolbox meetings, safety committees, health & safety representatives (HSR’s).
  • Setting up compliant health & safety representation (HSR’s).
  • Encouraging involvement and developing a safety culture.
  • Questions and scenarios
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