InMotion September 2022 – The Essentials of Good Safety Communications

Communicating about workplace health and safety (WHS) matters is essential to a safe workplace culture and the implementation of a business’s WHS Management System. Providing appropriate and timely information to employees helps with greater awareness and encourages participation and commitment to workplace safety. Having regular WHS conversations, which is a two-way approach, with the workforce improves relationships and demonstrates a genuine commitment to the safety and wellbeing of people.

In this InMotion we discuss why communicating about safety is important, what to communicate about in general, and some key methods of communication. We will also explore what needs to be considered when communicating about WHS and a few tips to delivering effective safety communications.