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Issue 147

Sept - October 2020

Published Bi-monthly

When a PCBU Must Consult With Workers

​A safe and healthy workplace is easier to achieve when workers are consulted and involved. That is why consultation  is mandatory under the WHS Act.   
(See sections 47 - 49)


Managers and Supervisors have an important part to play in this on behalf of the PCBU and should consult with workers, Health & Safety Representatives, or Health & Safety Committee when;

■    Identifying hazards and assessing risks to health and safety
■    Making decisions about ways to eliminate or minimise those risks
■    Proposing changes that may affect the health and safety of workers
■    Making decisions about the adequacy of facilities for the welfare of workers
■    When making decisions about procedures for:

-    consulting with workers
-    resolving workplace health and safety issues
-    monitoring the health of workers
-    monitoring workplace conditions
-    providing information and training for workers


For further details see pages 10, 39 and 40 of the Work Health and Safety Consultation, Co-operation and Co-ordination Code of Practice


This publication provides general information about WHS.

It is not legal opinion and does not represent a comprehensive

statement of the law to be applied to a particular problem

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