Eight topics you must include in your induction training for contractors
According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. Here's a checklist of eight items you must include in your induction training for your contractors.
According to the new Construction Regulations 2014
, it's your duty as the client to provide induction
training for any contractors on site. It's a vital part of your responsibility as every person who steps foot on your site must know and adhere to your safety rules.
Here's a checklist of eight items you must include in your induction
training for your contractors.
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Eight items you must include in your induction training for your contractors
Your health and safety induction
course or training should cover:
Health, safety and environment: Train your contractors on all your health, safety and environment precautions and rules for your site. In order for them to comply they need to know the rules first;
Road traffic rules: You may have a lot of trucks, concrete mixers, cranes etc working on your site. Make sure everyone is aware of the traffic rules to avoid any accidents;
Security: Train them on your security procedures. You may require all contractors to wear an identity badge to get access to your site;
Fire prevention: Your contractors must know what to do in the event of a fire. They also need to know your rules and regulations when it comes to preventing fires from occurring;
Hygiene and housekeeping: Remind your contractors of your storage rules, keeping the workplace clean and tidy;
Confidentiality: You may have certain aspects of your site not open to the public and contractors may not share this information;
Insurance: Your contractors need to know what insurance coverage you have for the site and employees; and
Legislation pertaining to your premises.
Remember, it's not only your contractors who need induction
training. You should be training any new employees, refreshing your current employees and even giving training to any visitors to your site. To get your induction
training started, try our Induction Training 101 CD
. It has ready-made PowerPoint slides, workbooks and manuals to train any person on your health and safety requirements. All you need to do is print them out and you're ready to go!
Yours in Safety
Senior Product Manager: Health and Safety
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