Statistics show that most accidents to new employees happen in the first two weeks of their work. According to Vocam , it is important for a learner to receive in-company health and safety induction. Vital matters should be covered immediately before the learner is at risk.
Other issues should be tackled within the first few weeks. Some items will need to be dealt with again when a learner moves to a new location.
In any working environment, induction should include the following:
- a tour of the premises and introduction to key staff
- the company’s legal responsibilities and duty of care
- the learner’s legal responsibilities to themselves and others
- the company’s health and safety policy, organisation and arrangements
- supervision arrangements
- risks and the control measures
- prohibitions and health and safety rules
- emergency and fire arrangements
- first aid arrangements
- accident, ill health and other incident reporting and investigating.
Companies should also cover any of the following which are applicable to their operation:
- provision and use of personal protective equipment and clothing
- safe use of equipment and machinery
- protection from noise, dust, fumes and hazardous substances
- manual handling hazards and protective measures.
Vocam provide Health and Safety Induction training solutions, which include induction DVDs, induction safety videos, online inductions and induction learning management systems. These induction solutions are suitable for:
- General workplace safety induction
- General office safety induction
- Site safety induction
- Construction safety induction
- Fire safety induction