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Business decisions and actions can have health and safety consequences for employees. Better outcomes can be achieved when employees, and their representatives, contribute to the health and safety decisions that affect them.
There is an expectation that public sector managers understand their role in facilitating employee engagement and supporting positive health and safety outcomes. Best practice engagement involves providing a combination of formal and informal ways for everyone to participate in improving health and safety in the workplace.
You can improve engagement in your team by:
It’s important that you create opportunities to proactively discuss what kind of engagement will work best for your work group. Adopt and implement practices that best suit the needs and expectations of your team and the nature of the work that you all do.
Why not use these questions as a checklist in your next team discussion:
By taking these small, but important steps, managers can improve employee health and safety, and help meet their obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, and Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.
Find out more about the sector’s strategy to build better engagement in work health and safety and the role of managers.