What Should You Do to Get a New Employee Started?
When a new employee starts in your business, it’s important to get them up to speed as quickly as possible so they can begin doing their job productively and safely. However, if you don’t have a proper induction process set up, it can be easy to miss a few things which can lead to dangerous problems further down the line. Luckily, our Health & Safety consultant Steve can cover the basics of what should be included in a quality Health & Safety induction.
Before starting their role, new employees should be made aware of the risks to them that the role entails. If you already have someone employed in the same role, or have had someone previously, then you will ideally already have a risk assessment for this role. If the role is new, a risk assessment will need to be carried out. The new employee should also be made aware of any measures in place for avoiding risks and any safety procedures they will be required to follow.
The employee should be given the salient points of your company’s Health & Safety policy so they understand their Health & Safety obligations, and the obligations of others. The policy should state who is the responsible Health & Safety officer within the company so the employee knows who to contact in the event they come across an un-assessed health risk.
The employee should be shown where the first aid kit is and made aware of the person responsible for first aid within the company. If required, the employee may also need first aid training.
The employee will need to be aware of the emergency procedure in the event that the fire alarm sounds. They should be shown where the evacuation routes and fire exits are, including alternate routes, and where the assembly point is.
Finally, the employee should undergo any necessary training they may need in order to perform their job safely. This could be training in using PPE such as respirators, manual handling training or training in using machinery.
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