Training should help show employees what they should and should not do when they carry out the tasks involved in their jobs.
Employees must be suitably trained in all aspects of their job from small low risk activities to the riskiest activities in the workplace.
Suitable employee health and safety training can reduce workplace accidents which in turn can lead to reduced costs, lower insurance premiums and fewer potential claims. It also promotes a healthier, safer and happier workforce.
Workplace instruction can be carried out in various ways, it could be a written document such as a method statement, or it could be verbal communication from a line manager or colleague.
- Who needs health and safety training
- Types of workplace health and safety training
- Sources of health and safety training
- Health and safety training legislation
Types of workplace health and safety training
Induction training is provided for new employees to help them to settle into the new workplace environment and activities.
This basic training will give the new employees an outline of the business and the services it provides.
It will assist employees to become familiar with their new workplace environment, colleagues and procedures.
Some of the topics you should provide in induction training could be
- activity based training
- fire safety and fire warden
- first aid awareness
- general health & safety (such as risk assessments or accident reporting)
- work equipment
- risk assessment