What is consultation?
Consultation needs to be a two-way exchange between employers and employees that involves:
- sharing information about health and safety
- giving employees a reasonable opportunity to express their views
- taking those views into account.
Employees can be consulted in a variety of ways, including by setting up a health and safety committee or by holding regular meetings.
If employees have elected a health and safety representative (HSR), the HSR must be involved in consultation.