When new employees join your company, they need health and safety induction training. That means you have to choose someone to be their training facilitator who has all the right health and safety knowledge and training experience.
This can be a tough decision. After all, choosing the wrong person will affect the quality of your employees' training and your company's safety record.
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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... ››› more
Housekeeping is a very important area within your Health and Safety Programme. And it is your duty, as the employer, to ensure your workplace is kept clean and safe for all of your employees.
An important understanding, around housekeeping, to always keep in mind is that 'there's a place for everything and everything is in its place'.
Having said that, here are two important areas you need... ››› more
Whether your construction site is big or small, you have to give every new employee health and safety induction training.
This training needs to cover the basics of your health and safety rules and procedures.
But this doesn't mean you can just cover the main points and send your new employees out to work. There are actually 23 topics you need to cover in your health and safety induction t... ››› more
One of the aims of health and safety induction training is to teach new employees to recognise risks. This is vital because it helps employees avoid accidents in the future.
But how can you give your employees this training in such a short time? After all, your health and safety induction training can't take weeks.
Simply give your employees this simple guide. It will help them... ››› more
Knowledge is the best tool in preventing workplace accidents. That's why you must give new employees health and safety induction training to keep them safe at work.
To make sure your health and safety induction training gives your employees this knowledge, it must achieve these six aims...
Your safety induction training must achieve these six aims
1. It must give your empl... ››› more
If you use contractors, you have to give them health and safety induction training. This training must be the same as if you were training permanent employees.
The problem is, if you get your contractors through a labour broker, you might get different workers every day.
If you don't manage who you've trained and who you haven't, you'll need to train all of them every time they come on site.... ››› more
If new employees don't know what to do to keep themselves safe at work, they're likely to have an accident.
That's why they need to start their jobs in your company with effective health and safety induction training.
This doesn't have to take you hours.
You can conduct effective health and safety training in just one afternoon if you follow these steps...
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You must give new employees health and safety induction training when they start.
This teaches them what they need to do to work safely and what you expect from them. Without this training, they won't know how to be safe at work and they'll probably hurt themselves.
This could affect company productivity costing you valuable time and money.
But for your training to be effective, you ne... ››› more
The OHS Act says you must give your employees health and safety training.
This has to start from the very beginning with health and safety induction training. This is the best way to make sure your employees know your health and safety rules from the word go.
Unfortunately though, most employers treat this induction training as an annoying formality and rush through it.
This is a big m... ››› more
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