Successful Health & Safety Committee Meetings
Successful committee meetings that run smoothly usually have a chairperson who:
Prepares and circulates a draft agenda before the meeting so that members can prepare themselves to discuss what is on the agenda,
Gets the Committee to agree on the draft agenda - review, revise and reorder the agenda as necessary,
Ensures that the agreed agenda is followed in an orderly manner,
Gives Committee members equal opportunity to put forward their point of view,
Clarifies members' views and the facts they rely upon when necessary,
Ensures the Committee focuses on resolving problems and steps in if the meeting is side tracked by irrelevant issues,
Identifies any points of disagreement and works for consensus, and
Ensures there are clear outcomes for each agenda item covering what will be done, who will do it and by when.
NOTE: A chairperson guides and facilitates the meeting so that the Committee agrees on what actions they will take and what recommendations should be made to management.
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