Work health and safety consultation, cooperation and coordination
Safe Work Australia
This Code is intended to be read by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU). It provides practical guidance to PCBUs on how to effectively consult with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking and who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by a health and safety matter. It includes information on mechanisms to facilitate worker participation and representation.
This Code also provides guidance to PCBUs who share responsibility for the same work health and safety matter on how to consult, cooperate and coordinate activities with each other.
This Code may be a useful reference for other persons interested in the duties under the WHS Act and WHS Regulations.
2: When To Consult With Workers
3: What Is Effective Consultation
4: How To Consult With Workers
5: When To Consult, Cooperate And Coordinate Activities With Other Duty Holders
6: What Is Effective Consultation With Other Duty Holders
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Examples Of Consultation Arrangements
Appendix C: Consulting, Cooperating And Coordinating Activities
Appendix D: Consultation Checklist
Appendix E: Consultation Requirements In The WHS Regulations