Work Health and Safety Inductions

As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that your staff are working in a safe environment. The first step in achieving this is to make sure that new and existing staff are aware of work health and safety policies. Before any staff member takes on a new role, you must make sure that they undertake all relevant training before handling potentially dangerous equipment or materials.

New staff are at greater risk of injuring themselves at work than existing staff.  For this reason, work health and safety training should have a high priority in your staff induction program.

It is also critical to ensure that staff returning to work, after a long absence, revisits your health and safety policies to refresh their knowledge.

What to cover in a work health and safety induction

You must conduct a work health and safety induction as soon as practically possible. The induction must cover:

  • Hazards and risks in your workplace

  • Special equipment, such as personal protective equipment, which may require additional training

  • Safe work practices

  • Work health and safety legislation

  • Emergency procedures:

    • Emergency exits

    • Evacuation instructions and assembly points

    • Fire alarms and fire-fighting equipment, such as extinguishers (show locations and demonstrate how they are used)

  • First aid and other emergency contacts.

When the induction is complete, get the staff members to confirm that they understood the training. Keep a record of all work health and safety training.

Club Training Australia offers induction programs for both clubs and hotels

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