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Four key health and safety training aspects you must manage and control

by , 21 January 2014
Take the lead and manage all your health and safety training needs with a simple training programme. It can save you lots of time, effort and money. And it'll also satisfy the DoL.

Dear Health and Safety Readers

It's almost the end of January already, can you believe it?

Are you off to a good start this year? Are you sure? This is the time of year to start your health and safety training needs programme.

So, while you're planning your work, taking on new recruits and doing health and safety refresher training for existing employees, you can take the lead and manage all your health and safety training needs with a simple training programme. It can save you lots of time, effort and money. And it'll also satisfy the DoL's requirements.

Let's look at four key aspects your health and safety training programme needs to manage and control…

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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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Four key health and safety training aspects you must manage and control

1.    Analysing and evaluating health and safety training needs (in-house and external)
It doesn't matter what size your company is, analysing and evaluating training needs is key to your future business success for health, safety, environment and quality.

2.    Evaluating quality of training content and how to apply it to your workplace
Ensure your employees are getting the right training for what they need to know. Don't waste your money on training that doesn't enhance your employees productivity, health, safety, environment or quality. Make the right choice the first time round and save time and money.

3.    Maintain your training records
When the DoL comes to visit and you have to show them proof of health and safety training, you'll be ready for them by using a simple programme for your training records.

Keep reading for the final training element you must manage and control in your training programme…



Four key health and safety training aspects you must manage and control continued…

4.    Ensure refresher training is done by flagging alerts

Diaries are great things to have, but they don't alert you when you need to do your training. Flagging training alerts within a training records programme will ensure you're always on the ball with your planning.

It's a good idea to have a health and safety training programme, to give you plenty of time to plan, evaluate, choose and budget for your employees training requirements.

Make 2014 different by being ready for anything!


Michele Bowmer
Editor-in chief of the Health and Safety Training Manual

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