Involving workers is key to effectively managing any risks. It is particularly important for many health issues where symptoms may take some time to appear.
You must consult your employees by law. It does not cost much to do and there are many potential benefits for both workers and employers.
Employers benefit from this by:
Remember – Telling workers about health risks means they may only know about them, but not really appreciate how to look after themselves and others. Involving them means they will understand these risks more and be in a much better position to help you do something about it.
There are some simple tools available to help you with involving workers. In particular: