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Are you running any general or Health and Safety inductions on-site when people arrive?
Last time we discussed the pros of having people do inductions online, away from your site, so they’re up to speed before they get to your gate.
Today we look at when it’s best to run your inductions on-site, in person.
Inductions are a tool used for Health and Safety compliance and to meet legal obligations.
Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws dictate that ‘A Person Conducting a Business Undertaking’ (PCBU) or employer has to deliver a robust WHS induction training program for new employees (which includes everyone working on-site such as contractors and service providers).
Health and Safety inductions usually cover:
New employee inductions welcome employees and prepare them for their new role, while new contractor inductions prepare them for their time and work on-site.
For obvious reasons, new employees have the greatest risk of injuring themselves or others, therefore will likely need a more extensive induction to start with.
Employees returning from a long break might also need a refresher induction to familiarize themselves with site hazards and any new processes.
High risk/hazard businesses like manufacturers and construction companies often choose to induct visitors as well as people actually working on a site, usually focused on Emergency Evacuation Plans and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
There are definitely times when it’s best to run your inductions on-site.
Being able to physically show people aspects of their inductions (e.g. the emergency meeting point) can be invaluable for the safety and security of your organization.
If your induction modules involve:
Then it might be the best option to run your induction on-site, giving the inductee the chance to learn under the guidance of your team and physically relate any points they need to.
Other factors to take into account when deciding if you can, or should run your inductions on-site are:
It’s also worth considering how and when to confirm what your process and reasons are for induction when people they arrive. It’s a nice courtesy.
WhosOnLocation is a web-based visitor, contractor and employee presence management system.
With WhosOnLocation’s Induction Management feature you can set-up inductions for different visitor types and run an induction kiosk or through a web browser on any device.
Sign-up to WhosOnLocation today to see how our Induction Management feature makes it easy to design inductions, maintain induction records, and control access to any location if inductions haven’t been done, or have expired.