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Safety briefing - consultation

This briefing describes how employees can benefit from an employer’s health and safety consultation procedure.

What’s covered?

The aim of this Safety Briefing - Consultation is to introduce the concept of consultation to employees and help them to understand how they can use the process to influence health, safety and welfare at work.

What must you be consulted about?

Our document summarises the statutory topics which an employer must consult on. These include major planned changes to the workplace or work activities as well as safety training and the appointment of competent advisors.

How must you be consulted?

The briefing explains the difference between direct consultation and that via elected or appointed representatives.

Getting the most out of consultation

The document ends with some ideas on how to make the most of consultative arrangements. It invites the audience to get to know the procedures within their workplace and to begin to raise concerns and suggestions via the correct channels.

Key points

The key points recap the subjects which employers must consult on and how to get themselves heard.

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