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Planning your induction training for 2014

by , 03 December 2013
Most of us are in the middle of our 2014 planning. So while you're planning ahead, why not schedule in the vital health and safety induction training for all your new recruits?

Dear Health and Safety Reader

Most of us are in the middle of our 2014 planning. And to make it even more chaotic it's also the time of year where many employees resign and you'll be replacing them with new recruits. So while you're planning ahead, why not schedule in the vital health and safety induction training for all your new recruits? But do you know how often you need to do it?

Read on to find out…

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Can an HSE officer do induction training?

According to the OHSA, you must do induction training for new employees, external contract workers, even employees returning from maternity leave. And every time there's new legislation, or if you have a new safety process or equipment.

It sounds like you could be doing induction every month! And who has the time to create proper training material? And ensure its correct?

So, I did some research to see what Induction training is available to make your job easier.

Find out what I discovered

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How often should you conduct induction training?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act doesn't state exactly how often you need to do training, but it's very clear your employees need to identify risks and put preventative and corrective measures in place. Basically, the more risks you identify in your risk assessments, the more training you need to give your staff.  

This means your new recruits shouldn't only get one induction training session after joining your company. In fact, you should do both annual and quarterly training.

 

Here are two different types of induction training you should plan for

Type 1: General induction for all new employees on site. You should follow this training up with a general re -induction session with all your employees. Have this induction training annually.

Type 2: Departmental induction. This induction addresses specific risks in the area or department i.e. chemical substances etc. It can be task related. The frequency of this training depends on the level of risk in your company. You should have this training quarterly or annually depending on your needs.

Now you have a better idea of how often you need to conduct induction training. We can save you time in your planning and preparation for your induction. Get your Induction Training 101 toolkit today and shave hours off your planning time.

Stay Safe,


Louise Harty
Senior Product Manager: Health and Safety

PS – New recruits are only one group of employees that need induction training. You also need to give all your employees induction training when you implement new processes or procedures. Save yourself time and get your copy of the health and safety Induction Training 101 CD now!  


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