WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSULTATION, CO-OPERATION AND CO-ORDINATION
Code of Practice
Safe Work Australia is an Australian Government statutory agency established in 2009. Safe Work Australia consists of representatives of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Industry Group.
Safe Work Australia works with the Commonwealth, state and territory governments to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements. Safe Work Australia is a national policy body, not a regulator of work health and safety. The Commonwealth, states and territories have responsibility for regulating and enforcing work health and safety laws in their jurisdiction.
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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION 5
1.1 Who has duties in relation to consultation, co-operation and co-ordination? 5
1.2 Why is consultation important? 6
2. WHEN TO CONSULT with workers 7
2.1 Managing risks 7
2.2 Deciding on welfare facilities 8
2.3 Making changes 8
2.4 Developing procedures 8
3. WHAT IS EFFECTIVE CONSULTATIOn? 9
3.1 Sharing information 9
3.2 Providing reasonable opportunities to express views and contribute 10
3.3 Taking views into account 10
3.4 Advising outcomes of consultation 10
3.5 To what...