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3 Steps to ensure your Health and Safety Committee meetings are a success

by , 25 April 2016
Health and safety is vital to the efficient functioning of any workplace. And it's up to your Health and Safety Committee to oversee it.

It's their job to create, initiate and maintain all areas relating to workplace safety. But in order for them to carry out these important duties effectively, they must meet up on a regular basis to discuss all health and safety issues.

So, in essence, your Health and Safety Committee meetings are the cornerstone to overall health and safety in the workplace. And now that you understand the importance these meetings hold, here are 3 steps to ensure they're a success...

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Ste#1: Be prepared
Preparation is everything! Don't wait until the last minute, but instead thoroughly prepare for your Health and Safety Committee meetings.
Doing this will help meetings run smoother, which will in turn lead to more effective and efficient health and safety measures in the workplace.
Step#2: Ensure commitment
Encourage all Health and Safety Committee members to attend all meetings.
Not attending meetings can cause members to slack off, which in turn can lead to inefficient workplace safety.
Step#3: Make meetings interesting
Introducing props and visuals, such as pictures and videos, can greatly increase attention in your Health and Safety committee meetings.

REMEMBER: The above mentioned steps all play a part in the bigger picture of workplace safety. 
Productive health and safety meetings, in which all committee members are present and attentive, will trickle down into the workplace where all health and safety issues are implemented.

From the meeting room to the work floor, all these processes are connected.
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