Job and Workplace Specific Inductions
What’s covered in a WHS induction (also known as Occupational Health and Safety OHS) induction will vary depending on the type of work and industry. In addition to training participants in your company’s safety policies and procedures, the WHS induction is a good opportunity to check that everything required by law is in place eg. licences required to perform certain types of work.
Safety laws around the country are different, so it is important to have a thorough understanding of the requirements of a particular state.
To ensure nothing is missed, and all of your safety bases are covered, create a checklist like the one below to guide the process.
Sample Work Health and Safety Induction Checklist
Safety Items Issued
Employee safety manual
Site access security pass
Lock-out danger tag
Personal Protective Equipment Issued
Hat and Sunscreen
High visibility vest
Health and Safety Framework Overview
Work Health and Safety Policy
Work Health and Safety System
Health and Safety Committee
Introduction to Health and Safety Staff
Health & Safety Representative
First Aid Officer
Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
Alcohol and other drugs
Prevention of workplace bullying and harassment
Risk assessment procedure
Emergency plan including assembly points, exits and procedures
Provision of first Aid
Code blue (life threatening medical emergency)
Use and control of hazardous substances
Working at heights procedures
Working in confined spaces procedures
Working with noise procedures
Maintenance of portable electrical equipment
Isolation and lockout procedures
Prescribed occupations requirements
Safe operation of motor vehicles policy
Other general rules and housekeeping
Hazard Specific Safety Training
Safe work methods for high risk tasks
Use of personal protective equipment
Manual handling techniques
Isolation of machinery, plant and equipment
Use of fire equipment
Health and Safety Reporting Requirements
Accident and incident reports
Notification of communicable diseases
Workers compensation claims
Location of Facilities and Equipment
Fire extinguishers, hoses and blankets
First aid facilities – first aid kit and room
Washing and toilet facilities
Licences and Qualifications (may differ by state)
Asbestos demolition licence
Crane and Hoists
General construction card
Rigger and dogger
Driving plant on the road
Working at heights
Working in confined spaces
Transport explosives and dangerous goods
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