It’s vitally important that anyone who is going to be visiting your site undergoes a formal health and safety induction process before commencing any work activities on the site. This is not only from a compliance perspective, but it also ensures the safety and security of the personnel and property on your premises. A good induction should contain site-specific information, and safety practices relating to the company.
Bound by the Health and Safety at Work Act, employers must ensure the safety of personnel working on their site. Having a thorough induction process allows your company to outline the key safety features for the site, and also allows them to outline to the inductee’s what is expected of them to contribute to the safety culture when working on their site.
A key advantage of a formal health and safety induction is that it ensures compliance with the CDM Regulations. By ensuring that all new personnel are inducted this proves that the company has done everything possible to keep the inductee safe whilst working on their site. This becomes important on the small chance of an accident occurring on your site. If there was some information missed from the induction, or if there was never an induction given your company would be held liable!
Another key advantage is that online induction creates a digital footprint and stores key information such as who was inducted when they were inducted, what was covered in the induction, medical histories (the list goes on), all available at the click of a button instead of searching through bulky filing systems.
However, should the unthinkable happen, an online induction process will save your company a lot of time during any investigation, as all the information given to everyone inducted will be covered on the system.
A company which has a streamlined and effective health and safety induction process will with no doubt instil confidence into any person who is beginning work or a visit to your site. Making it clear that adhering to health and safety is at the forefront of your organisations will stand you in good stead for future relationships.
By Calm Inductions