Work Health and Safety Inductions

Workplace health and safety trainingIt is the duty of all employers to care for safety of your staff and ensure you maintain a safe workplace.  You can do this by making sure that all staff understands work health and safety policies.  Using an online induction is the most effective way to achieve this.

New staff may be in a high risk category when it comes to injuring themselves in the workplace.  To avoid this, work health and safety training should have a high priority in your staff induction program.  Staff returning to work, after a long absence, will also need to revise this knowledge when they return to the workplace.  If you plan on changing the role of a staff member, they may require training with different materials, chemicals, processes or equipment that they are unfamiliar with.

Work health and safety training must be ongoing, to reduce the risk of incidents and keep all staff up to date with your processes. Find out more about keeping your workplace safe.

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:First aid and other emergency contacts

    • Emergency exits
    • Evacuation instructions and assembly points
    • Fire alarms and fire-fighting equipment, such as extinguishers (show locations and demonstrate how they are used)

It’s important to get staff members to confirm that they have understood the induction training.  Ensure that you have this recorded for future reference.