There are a number of obligations on employers to provide information on health and safety issues and to consult with their employees. These are mainly contained in:
- Employers are required to provide information (and instruction, training and supervision) in order to ensure the health and safety of their employees whilst at work.
- The information must be provided either directly to the employees, to trade-union-appointed safety representatives or to representatives elected by a group of employees for the purposes of consulting on health and safety-related matters.
- Employers are obliged to consult with their employees on any health-and-safety-related matters.
- Consultation on all health and safety matters must take place 'in good time'. This is down to the employer's judgment.