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Improving worker involvement - Improving health and safety - CD207

This consultation sets out options aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of worker involvement in health and safety risk management by voluntary initiatives or by strengthening the legal requirements for consultation with employees.

This consultation has now ended - it ran from 24 April 2006 until 08 September 2006.


In the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and Executive (HSE) we believe that worker involvement is at the very heart of sensible health and safety management. It is a key element of our strategy and we are committed to improve both the quantity and the quality of workers’ participation in managing health and safety at work.

In the Consultative Document we:

  • describe what we mean by “worker involvement” and why we think it is important;
  • look at the three “pillars” of our strategy: legislation; guidance; and encouragement;
  • introduce suggestions for how we might strengthen each of these three pillars; and
  • ask for feedback about our own suggestions and any new ideas that we might not have considered.

We know that people’s time is limited and so we are also publishing a summary document that outlines the key points of the consultation.

Comments should be sent by 08 September 2006 to:

Zoe Woodrow
Health and Safety Executive
Rose Court, 5 North Wing
2 Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HS


We had excellent feedback at our discussion meetings in Manchester and London in June. Thanks to all who took part.

This consultation has now ended - it ran from 24 April 2006 until 08 September 2006.

Updated 2013-07-02