Talk to your workers

Talking to your workers should be the very first step taken to proactively manage their health and safety. They should be the key source of information on the demands of their job, as they often know best what works and what doesn’t. Ask them:

  • What makes them sore at work?
  • When do they feel discomfort?
  • What jobs do they avoid doing?

By asking these questions you will find out what jobs have the potential to hurt them, instead of waiting for an injury to occur.

Those businesses that actively consult with their workers have much better safety outcomes than those who do not.

This is a legal requirement under the WHS Act - Section 46-49
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