03/12/2004

Worker Involvement and Consultation

A statement by the British Health and Safety Commission (HSC) on worker involvement and consultation reflects the vital importance of fully
involving a workforce in health and safety.

The purpose of this statement is to make the case for worker involvement and
consultation and highlight what a collaborative approach between partners can
achieve. It sets the long-term agenda and describes the measures the Commission
considers necessary to achieve our goal. We want workers engaged in the
management of risks to their occupational health and safety and working in
partnership with management to achieve this.

The statement is based on the core principle that workers who have a voice and
given the ability to influence health and safety are safer and healthier than
those who do not. It sets out:


  • the principles and evidence supporting the effectiveness of worker
    involvement and consultation;
  • examples of ways to secure it; and
  • measures for joint working by social partners to achieve the statement's
    aim of securing better worker involvement and consultation for the future

The statement takes forward the intention to understand and value more the
contribution of others to improving health and safety. This includes employers,
workers, their representative organisations and professional bodies.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)