Improving worker involvement

People support what they help create. By increasing worker involvement in the managerial decision making process, the worker’s knowledge can be harnessed. In relation to health and safety this can be used to shape safe systems of work by considering the reality of working operations. If the development of procedures, method statements, risk assessments and other operational measures involve workers who have to implement such measures, they are more likely to be used than if workers are simply told to follow them.

ZERO HARM Worker Involvement – the missing piece! identifies how worker involvement fits into the development of health and safety management systems. While it sets out a framework for effectively managing worker involvement, it also identifies a large range of practical measures aimed at enhancing the existing arrangements in any organisation. Written by Nigel Bryson OBE to support organisations wanting to improve their health and safety performance, BRYSON consulting are specialists in maximizing the impact of workforce involvement to continually prevent injuries and ill-health at work.