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Health and Safety Induction

5/18/2018 1

Topics covered in Induction • H&S Law Policy/H&S Representatives • Accident/Incident Reporting • First Aid Facilities • PPE (Personal Protective Footwear. (Chemical/Hazardous Materials) • Manual Handing Specific Site Risks a) Electricity b) Transport. Clothing & Equipment) • Fire Evacuation Procedure/Emergency Exits/Assembly Points • C.H. Internal and External c) Hand Arm Vibration • Signage • Risk Assessments • Display Screen Equipment • Welfare Facilities 5/18/2018 2 .O.H.S.

• Safety is the control of unplanned events. Defining Health and Safety • Health is defined as both physical and mental wellbeing. • Ill health can include physical injuries and medical ailments. 5/18/2018 3 .

5/18/2018 4 . • To enable you to seek positive improvements in your own health & safety through education. Overall Aims & Objectives of Health & Safety Induction • To ensure safety requirements are appreciated by all employees of “Your Company Name” • To enable you to identify hazards that you are exposed to and control these hazards.

and nor should others affected by their undertaking. to look at what the risks are and take sensible measures to tackle them. the health. trouble. Why Are We Doing This? • Humane . 5/18/2018 5 . lost goodwill from the workforce.An employee should not have to expect that by coming to work they are risking life or limb. and lost goodwill from customers.We have a duty under the law to ensure. safety and welfare at work of all our employees. the degree of risk in a particular job or workplace needs to be balanced against time. lost production. • Economic . so far as is reasonably practicable. cost and the physical difficulty of taking measures to avoid or reduce the risk. • Legal . fines. In other words. investigation time. compensatory fees. What the law requires here is what good management and common sense would lead you to do anyway: that is.

• Physical and mental wellbeing. “Accident prevention is everyone's responsibility” 5/18/2018 6 . • Absence of disease and illness. What is Health & Safety? • No accidents.

The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Employers MUST so far as is reasonably practicable: • Ensure the Health. • Consult with employees representatives. Safety & Welfare of all its employees. 5/18/2018 7 . • Provide a written statement of their Health & Safety policy.

Policy Info on your companies policy 5/18/2018 8 .

• Take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of anyone who may be affected by their own acts or omissions. • Co-operate with their employer to enable the fulfilment of statutory obligations. The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 Employees MUST so far as is reasonably practicable: • Take reasonable care of their own Health & Safety. 5/18/2018 9 .

How Do We Handle Health & Safety? • Risk Assessments • Safe Ways of Working • Control Measures 5/18/2018 10 .