Why is consultation important?
The law states that the Persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must consult with their nominated workplace Health and Safety Representative and/or Committee if a change to a process, policy or procedure might affect the health or safety of a worker.
Consultation is about encouraging cooperation and partnerships between management and workers to ensure health and safety in the workplace. It means:
WHS laws and regulations also spell out:
Remember, consultation is an important way of finding out information, and telling people of any concerns you may have about health and safety at work.