How To Increase Your Workers Engagement In Health & Safety

Sunday June 30, 2019 06:01

If you are responsible for Health & Safety at your workplace, it is likely that from time-to-time you wonder "How can I get my team more engaged with Health & Safety?".

You might be wondering how to improve communication and/or increasing committment to ongoing improvements.

5 Ways To Improve Your Workers Engagement With Your Health & Safety Activities

  1. Share health and safety information with regular Toolbox Meetings
  2. Provide your workers with the ability to record their ideas/input and have a say on health and safety matters that may affect them
  3. Take the time to interview your team in small groups or individually to find out more about how health and safety issues may be affecting them
  4. Listen to their observations, and allow them to have a say in the decision making process around such matters
  5. Keep your workers informed about the results of the engagement process, and what happens next

How To Communicate Health & Safety Information

Health and Safety engagement can be increased by using a variety of communication methods:

  • Large group / small group meetings
  • One-on-one meetings/interviews
  • Health & Safety Signage
  • Health & Safety Videos
  • Health & Safety documentation

Health & Safety Documentation Formats

Ensure that your Health & Safety documentation includes a wide range of formats:

  • Tables
  • Flowcharts
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Information sheets
  • Graphs
  • Forms
  • Signs

You'll notice that different formats are more appropriate than others depending on the complexity of the information that needs to be communicated.

Visuals are a particularly powerful communication device if they are clear and focused in their content.

Why Is Worker Engagement With Health & Safety So Important?

If your goal is to provide a robust, safe and progressive working environment for your team, then investing in strengthening your workers engagement in Health & Safety is essential.

Need More Help To Increase Your Workers Engagement In Health & Safety?

Please contact your Securo Safety Consultant directly or call Securo Head Office on 0800 55 33 44, or email