Consulting with workers

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Petroleum operator

Consultation is a collaborative process between operators of petroleum and geothermal energy facilities and their workers. It involves sharing information and ensuring that views of workers are taken into account when making decisions. 

The Work Health and Safety (Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Operations) Regulations (WHS PAGEO Regulations) requires operators to involve workers by consulting:

  • with workers on matters concerning health and safety
  • involving workers in the development of safety cases and diving safety management systems (DSMS) including areas of risk management, incident investigation and change management.

Key success factors for worker involvement include commitment, competence, cooperation and human performance.

Involvement of workers: Guide

This guide provides operators with assistance to meet their obligations for effective involvement of workers.

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