How your H&S committee will work
The best way to set out the basic rules and procedures of how the health and safety committee will work is to have a written constitution on what they will do to manage health, safety and welfare together.
This should include its:
- purpose and objectives;
- meeting arrangements; and
- arrangements for reporting the outcome of meetings to employees.
ACAS can provide more information about committee constitutions, including a checklist on their website.
The idea is to create the most effective arrangements for your business, and co-ordination between the work of the committee and the health and safety representatives on the committee.