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What you must include in your induction process

As we discussed in Wednesday’s OH&S Bulletin, inductions are a very important part of your safety management system.

By Joanna Weekes

As we discussed in Wednesday’s OH&S Bulletin, inductions are a very important part of your safety management system.

The induction process:

And as promised, today we have some information for you about what exactly you should include in the formal induction process you go through with new workers.

Does your induction process comply with health and safety requirements?

Many workplace inductions do not satisfy health and safety requirements because they do not have a strong enough focus on health and safety issues, such as safe working procedures. For example, many inductions introduce the worker into the company’s policies, procedures, culture and people but not to its safe operating procedures.

9 things to include in an induction

The following is a handy list for you to use when determining what elements should be included in your induction process:

An induction must be provided before the worker starts performing the activity in question, especially for high-risk work, e.g. the use of a forklift.

If you are a subscriber to the OH&S Handbook, please refer to chapter T2 Training and Induction for more detail about how to train and induct your workers effectively.

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