Health & Safety Committee

What is a Health and Safety Committee?

A Health and Safety Committee is made up of workers and management who work together as a forum for consultation on health and safety matters in their workplace with the aim of helping to make it a safe and healthy workplace.

What are the functions of a Health and Safety Committee?

A Health and Safety Committee does those actions that they agree upon and are approved by management that will:

  • facilitate co-operation between the person conducting a business or undertaking and workers in instigating, developing and carrying out measures designed to ensure health and safety at work, and
     

  • assist in developing standards, rules and procedures relating to health and safety that are to be followed or complied with at the workplace, and
     

  • satisfy any other functions prescribed by the regulations or agreed between the person conducting the business or undertaking and the Health and Safety Committee.

 


What are the benefits of having a Health and Safety Committee?

The benefits of a Health and Safety Committee include:

  • having regular, planned and structured discussions about health and safety matters
     

  • encouraging a co-operative approach to health and safety
     

  • bringing together a group of worker and management representatives to collaboratively discuss and develop ways of improving the systems for managing health and safety at the workplace
     

  • encouraging the development and retention of corporate knowledge on health and safety matters for the workplace.


What Training is available for a Health and Safety Committee?

Courtenell delivers:

Effective Health and Safety Committee Course - Public

Effective Health and Safety Committee Course - Onsite

Health and Safety Committee Chairperson Course

Health and Safety Committee Refresher Course

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