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Employee and safety representatives

Consulting with trade union-appointed safety representatives or other employee representatives is a legal requirement. Working with safety representatives and employees' representatives is a very useful means of communicating about health and safety matters in your workplace. For example, discuss with them your risk assessment and action plan, including any proposal to average exposure over a week, selection of hearing protection, any hearing protection zones and your health surveillance programme.

Remember: Involving your employees in decisions can help improve working relationships, make your employees more receptive to new ideas and help you control exposure to noise.

See also HSE’s pages on Safety Representatives and Worker Involvements

Updated 2010-02-02