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As new workers start their positions in a new workplace, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, covering a new induction checklist is a good starting point along with a tour of the organization; physical locations, and coworkers both inside and outside their dedicated team. All this under one roof is called an induction.
Through-out an induction, you must also give your new worker health and safety information:
An induction checklist will ensure you cover all the important information required for each new worker in their first few days or weeks.
Make sure your new worker has the opportunity to ask any questions before signing off the induction checklist. Be aware that some workers may be nervous, keen to impress, or feel overwhelmed with all the new information that they may not ask any questions, allow enough time to process and reach out. Always be sure to communicate that managers, supervisors, health, and safety representatives are available to talk to at any time to make sure they raise any issues or wish to discuss things in more detail.
Keep copies of the completed induction checklists, and give your workers a copy too.
Consider spacing the induction out over a week or two, with follow up discussions to ensure all aspects of the induction and anything in between has been followed up.
You might want to create a buddy-system and connect an experienced worker with the new starter for additional guidance and someone who can cover off any questions after the initial induction.
Note – new workers may require some close supervision from time to time.
When to complete an induction outside of new starters:
If you’ve never done inductions before, it’s worthwhile doing one with each of your existing workers, no matter how long they’ve been with you.
New workers must be advised of all workplace health and safety risks before they start their position. This document provides employers with a sample checklist to manage occupational health and safety procedures in the workplace. What it contains;
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