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Food: Industrial Health and Safety

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL14785, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the University of Greenwich Research into Covid-19 workplace safety outcomes in the food and drink sector, published on 29 March.

Answered on

27 April 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recognises the importance of employee representation to help ensure effective control of workplace risk.

There is a legal requirement for employers to consult employees either directly or through appointed or elected representatives, on health and safety matters. HSE supports the contribution health and safety representatives and trade unions make to maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.