Safety Induction

Safety Induction is a process whereby new employee i.e. Staff, Worker, visitor are introduced to the hazards and safe work practices in their workplace. It is also important that all workers receive a safety-induction before they commence work in any new environment.

  • Safety Induction given to whom

Induction training is a term professionals in the Human Resources field use for employee training. It is a form of introduction that allows employees and new hires “learn the ropes” of their new job or position and get started easily.

  • Who given the safety induction

The safety induction must be conducted by a competent person who is familiar with the workplace. The safety induction must be interactive and engaging. The safety induction must be conducted in a language that is understood by the workers.

How to conduct safety Induction –

  • Welcome to employee, worker, visitors and all new employee.
  • Induction yourself

Safety Induction

Why conduct a safety Induction –

Employees without proper induction tend to have a higher tendency for negligence or non-adherence to health and safety regulations. More over these workers are also prone to injuries and fatalities because of misinformation or inadequate knowledge to properly deal with hazards in the workplace.

Safety induction topics –

HSE Plan – HSE Policy

The HSE plan is a plan that outlines the health, safety and environment policies, procedures and processes of your company and project. The purpose of the plan is to create a consistent and reliable framework that you can apply to all your projects to improve project outcomes.

Scope: – The extent of your HSE Plan means where your protection plan will apply such as piping work, building construction, scaffolding, painting etc.

HSE Policy: – Mention the health and safety policy of your organization which is committed by the top management of your organization.

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to protective clothing for the eyes, head, ears, hands, respiratory system, body and feet. It is used to protect persons from the risks of injury and infection while reducing exposure to chemical, biological and physical hazards. PPE serves as the last line of defense when engineering and administrative controls are insufficient to reduce or eliminate risks.

Permit to work System

The PTW system is an integral part of a safe work system and can assist in the management of work activities including non-routine work. PTW is an important element of an effective safety and health management system. It is a formal authorization system used to control selected work activities in an organization to ensure the safe execution of work at the workplace.

The PTW system is a formal written system used to safely control and execute certain types of jobs that have been identified as potentially hazardous. It is also a means of communication between different departments, plant supervisors, operators, agencies etc.

Working at Height

This work above 1.8m is considered as work at height. Working at height remains the biggest cause of death and major injuries. Common cases include falls from roofs, stairs, and from fragile surfaces. ‘Working at height’ means working at any place where, if precautions are not taken, a person could fall such a distance as to cause personal injury (e.g. falling from an unsafe lift shaft, stairs or a fragile ceiling).

Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is a general practice of handling and maintaining electrically powered equipment in order to prevent incidents. Adequate training is needed to properly identify and control hazards to keep the environment safe for people around.

Material Handling

Material handling is said to transport or support a load with the help of hands, physical force or machinery (such as crane, hydra, etc.). In its simplest form the movement of material in any form (either raw material, semi-finished or finished product, etc.) from one place to another is known as material handling.

What safety procedures should be followed in material handling?

When safety procedures are followed consistently, the day-to-day delivery of materials continues without accident or injury. Processes begin with an awareness of specific material handling risks and the appropriate safety equipment for the situation. Procedures shall include the type of material and the conditions in the work area.

Confined spaces

A confined space is a space with limited entrance and exit and not suitable for human occupants. An example is the interior of a storage tank, which maintenance personnel sometimes enter but is not intended for human occupancy.

What is confined space safety?

Confined space safety is the practice of ensuring safe working conditions in fully or partially enclosed areas such as manholes, pipelines, boilers, utility vaults, and storage bins.

Excavation

An excavation is a man-made cut, cavity, and trench in an earth’s surface that is formed by the removal of earth. Or we can say that excavation is the process of moving earth, rock or other materials with tools, equipment or explosives. Excavation includes earthwork, trench digging, wall shaft tunneling and underground construction etc.

What is confined space safety in excavation?

Trenching and digging are a standardized set of safety precautions to eliminate hazards and control risks in compliance with excavation safety regulations. It is also known as trenching and excavation safety, as often cited by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Portable power tools

If a tool is handheld (not fixed in place), it is classified as a portable power tool. It can be powered either by battery or by power cord. The following are the most popular portable power tools on the market. What it does: Quickly removes wood stock by driving an abrasive sanding belt over wood surfaces.

What are the safety guidelines for hand/power tools?

Follow safety guidelines for use of hand/power tools and according to manufacturer’s instructions. Inspect hand and portable power tools before use. Avoid using damaged hand or portable power tools. Use the right tool for the job. Remove damaged equipment from use immediately and report to supervisor.

Concreting

Concrete is a building material made of cement, fine aggregate (sand) and coarse aggregate mixed with water that hardens over time. Portland cement is the type of cement most commonly used for the production of concrete. Concrete technology deals with the study of the properties of concrete and its practical applications.

What are the safety guidelines for concrete work?

Proper eye protection is essential when working with cement or concrete. The eyes are especially sensitive to flying dust, splashes of concrete, and other foreign objects. Some jobs may recommend wearing full-coverage glasses or safety glasses with side shields. Sight is priceless.

Everyone who works with concrete should be aware of the safety precautions required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including wearing gloves and safety glasses when pouring concrete, as well as having an eyewash station nearby.

Warehouse Safety

Warehouse safety is a set of regulatory guidelines and industry best practices that help ensure a safe work environment for warehousing personnel and reinforce safe behaviors while working in warehouses.

Housekeeping

In an occupational setting, housekeeping refers to the regular cleaning and organization of the workplace. Because housekeeping is an on-going safety practice, orderly conditions in the workplace must be maintained on an on-going basis, not restored after orderliness has been allowed to lapse.

Fire safety measures

Fire is a chemical reaction between three components fuel, oxygen & heat.

Some common fire prevention measures include, Fire risk assessment a fire risk assessment is a comprehensive assessment carried out to identify the fire hazards to a building or facility. These include inspecting premises, reviewing building plans and analyzing fire protection systems.

Chemical Safety

A chemical substance is a form of matter that has a constant chemical composition and characteristic properties. Chemical substances can be simple substances (substances consisting of a single chemical element), chemical compounds, or alloys.

What are the safety guidelines for Chemical?

Maintaining safety is paramount to avoid disasters and accidents. Chemical safety refers to the safety issues related to the use, production, transportation and management of chemicals at large or small manufacturing facilities, laboratories, non-chemical sites that use manufactured chemicals for their business or in homes during everyday activities.

Emergency management

Emergency management or disaster management is a managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and deal with disasters. Emergency management, despite its name, does not actually focus on the management of emergencies, which can be understood as small incidents with limited impacts and managed through the day-to-day actions of the community. Instead, emergency management focuses on the management of disasters, which are events that cause an impact greater than a single community. Management of disasters requires some combination of activities by individuals and households, organizations, local and /or higher levels of government. Although many different terminologies exist globally, the activities of emergency management can generally be classified into preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery, although other terms such as disaster risk reduction and prevention are also common. The outcome of emergency management is to prevent disasters and, where this is not possible, minimize their harmful effects.

Road safety

Road safety refers to the measures that everyone should adopt while using the road. These safety methods are meant to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries or casualties on the road. These rules must be followed by all users of the road including pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and bus and truck drivers.

Near-Miss

The Near-Miss Form or Near-Miss Report Form is used to record detailed descriptions of near-miss incidents that may have resulted in injury or property damage. It is used by safety officers to record details of near miss incidents in order to reduce risks and prevent more serious, even fatal, incidents.

Incident reporting

The incident report is a tool that documents any incident that may or may not result in injury to a person or damage to company property. It is used to catch injuries and accidents, near misses, property and equipment damage, health and safety issues, safety breaches and misconduct in the workplace.

Safety reward

This is recognition or award for specific safety activities such as the use of PPE or safe procedures during observation to identify hazards and submit safety suggestions. Use it for personal recognition. These are recognition or rewards for good performance in a given period or for improving the performance of the previous period.

Work Method Statement

A Safe Work Method Statement is one of the most important and reliable pieces of documentation a company can create and maintain, and it becomes more powerful over time as the company applies new learning’s to the document and control measures. Yet, like most things in life, safety doesn’t stop at a statement of a safe practice.

JSA

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) defines and controls the hazards of processes, jobs and procedures. There are systematic checks and documentation of every task within the jobs to identify JSA hazards and the way the tasks are controlled.

Conclusion

Safety induction helps promote a safety culture within the workplace. By following the tips in this guide, you’ll be able to conduct an effective and successful safety induction training program.

Safety induction is a process whereby new workers are introduced to the hazards and safe work practices in their workplace. It is also important that all workers receive a safety induction before they commence work in any new environment.

Safety induction ensures that workers are fully informed and aware about the organization and their work responsibilities. At the same time, it also allows the employer to assess the safety training needs of their workers. Through this process, the organization can introduce a culture of safety within the workplace.

FAQ

Ques- 1 What is the Safety induction ?

It is generally made up of a series of steps such as safety training, site visits, becoming aware of hazards in the workplace, collecting important licenses and certificates as evidence of training, and testing them on their competency to perform the job role safely.

Ques- 2 What is the Safety induction topics ?

A common set of safety induction topics includes:

Working in confined spaces,
Understanding and awareness of specific hazards, Working at heights
Electrical safety
Fire safety
Emergency procedures
Medical kit locations
Evacuation locations
How to report an incident or hazard

Ques- 3 What is the safety induction procedure ?

Safety measures can be a major resource in helping to prevent an injury or accident in the workplace. It is a direct tool to bring awareness of safety issues and procedures to all types of workers (from regular employees, contractors or even visitors). An effective safety induction can ensure safety awareness affecting not only the individual performing the job task or role but also the safety of their co-workers. It may also lay down important procedures to be followed such as how to report an incident, safety procedures for working at height, confined spaces, access control, restricted areas through hazard reports. Typically you can include a safety induction checklist as part of delivering a safety induction online. See how safety measures can save lives.

Ques- 4 What is the method of safety induction training ?

A common structure organizations use for their safety induction is a mix of collecting information from their inductees, presenting safety materials to them to learn and understand, providing access to safety materials and ensuring they understand everything that has been asked of them through assessments and check lists.

Ques- 5 What is the faction of safety induction ?

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 organization and are aware of their work and responsibilities. It serves as a starting point for an organization to introduce a culture of safety in the workplace.

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