Ways to consult with employees and how and when to do this
Involving your employees and their representatives in discussions about health, safety and wellbeing is very important. Benefits can include
Here you can find information on how to consult, as well as who you should consult with and when.
You can consult with your employees and their representatives in several ways. These include
The law states that you must consult with employees about changes in the workplace that could substantially affect their health and safety. You may also need to consult with employee representatives.
You can find out more about who you should consult with and when on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
In addition, there are other times when you will legally need to consult with employees. You can read more about this on the
UK Government website.
For further reading on employee communication and consultation ACAS has a useful
web page and guidance booklet available.
If you need information specifically around engaging with staff and COVID-19, go to our COVID-19 and engaging with staff pages.
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