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New resources to help workplace consultation

Consulting with workers and their representatives on work health and safety matters is a legal requirement. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has resources to help duty holders comply with these obligations and encourage effective consultation processes.

Two case studies showcase health and safety representative success stories in the manufacturing and education sectors. The case studies explain how each workplace adopted genuine, proactive, transparent consultation processes for their workforce. They demonstrate the importance of senior management commitment to effective consultation, showcasing how workers are heard and their opinions valued when systematically managing health and safety concerns.

These two short animations inform employers of their legal obligations under Part 5 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (consultation, representation and participation):

More information

You can read more on WHS consultation or watch our Work Well 365 Speaker Series on how effective workplace consultation, representation and participation can improve your health and safety outcomes.