Do I need to consult my workers?
Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and safety in the workplace.
- When discussing health and safety matters with workers, a consultative approach must be taken to allow workers to express views before any decision is made.
- Participation of your workers in discussions about health and safety is important, as they are most likely to know about the risks of their work. Joint involvement in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling workplace risks will help build worker commitment to this process and any changes that may result.
- The model Code of Practice: Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination can give you more information about your duties to consult.