Learn about the basics of safety induction, why it is important, and how you can effectively perform safety inductions.
Published 28 Apr 2022
A safety induction is conducted to welcome new employees to the company and prepare them for their new role. It ensures workers are fully informed about the organization and are aware of their work and responsibilities. It serves as a starting point for an organization to introduce a culture of safety in the workplace.
This article covers the following topics:
Employees without proper safety inductions tend to have a higher tendency for negligence or non-adherence to health and safety regulations. Moreover, these workers are also prone to injuries and fatalities because of misinformation or inadequate knowledge to properly deal with hazards in the workplace.
A proper site or safety induction can help your workplace achieve the following:
A health and safety induction training is provided for new employees. Safety induction trainings can help new employees become familiar with their work activities, responsibilities, their colleagues or teammates, and operating policies, procedures, and rules. The topics covered in a health and safety induction training will vary depending on the employee’s role.
Below are some of the common safety induction topics that can be covered during a safety induction training session:
See a sample health and safety induction training checklist template here.
The following tips and methods can help you conduct more effective safety inductions in your workplace:
iAuditor is a versatile mobile checklist app that can be used to perform digital inspections and audits. Use the iAuditor mobile app to confirm safety induction topics were discussed to all employees. Generate on-the-spot reports and assign corrective actions to other safety officials. Get started with these free customizable induction checklists.
Health and Safety Induction Training Checklist
Site Induction Checklist
Staff Induction Checklist
Contractor OHS Induction Checklist
General Contractor Induction Checklist
Jai Andales is a content writer and researcher for SafetyCulture since 2018. As a content specialist, she creates well-researched articles about health and safety topics. She is also passionate about empowering businesses to utilize technology in building a culture of safety and quality.
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