Decision making

How the committee will make decisions and deal with disagreements

The committee can be powerful in making improvements in the workplace. When considering issues, the committee should:

  • discuss if action is needed;
  • recommend agreed actions;
  • record the discussion and actions in the minutes of the meeting which should be accessible to the whole workforce;
  • follow up the actions; then
  • review them at a later date.

A safety committee requires good communication between you and the committee members, and between the committee members and employees.

Good practice

  • Agreements - to help reach agreements on recommendations...
  • Disagreements - if committee members cannot agree on solutions...
  • Resolve disagreements - if there are disagreements that cannot be resolved, consider following the procedures for employment relations disputes or contact Acas for advice.

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