Employee Participation

You must ensure your employees have the opportunity to be fully involved in developing safe workplace practices. There are two reasons to do this;

• Firstly, because employees encounter workplace hazards and problems every day, employees are well placed to suggest improvements. If you involve them in identifying and solving problems, as we did under the hazard management chapters, they are more likely to be committed to making the solutions work. Pretty obvious really.

• And secondly, because it’s such an obvious means to look after employees and ultimately the business, it is has been included as a legal requirement to involve employees.

We’ll work through how to step this up in the following video.

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