A safety induction is conducted to welcome new employees to the company and prepare them for their new role. It ensures workers are fully informed about the organisation and are aware of their work and responsibilities. It serves as a starting point for an organisation to introduce a culture of safety in the workplace.
The following is a list of common topics to cover in any workplace health and safety inductions.
- Hazards and risks in your workplace
- Special equipment, such as personal protective equipment (PPE), which may require additional training
- Safe work practices
- Work health and safety legislation
- Emergency procedures
- First aid and other emergency contacts.