Doing your bit - benefits of worker involvement
People who feel valued and involved in decision-making play a big part in a high performing workplace. Communicating and consulting with your workforce and giving them the right knowledge and skills is not only a legal duty but also shows that you take their health, safety and well-being seriously.
Other key benefits include:
- lower accident rates;
- a more positive attitude towards health and safety;
- greater awareness of workplace risks; and
- better control of workplace risks.
How can I improve worker involvement?
Our step-by-step guide below will show you how you can effectively and efficiently involve your workers in health and safety.
- Follow each step to identify the stage you think you’re at now.
- Pick out the elements of the 'how you can do it' process which are relevant to you and your employees.
- Work step-by-step through each of the stages.
It’s a legal requirement for you to inform, instruct, train and consult with your workforce.
Tell your employees about health and safety and they’ll know about it, involve them and they’ll understand.