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Health and Safety Induction Checklist

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HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES
Received copy of the H&S Policy
Checked understanding of contents, with resolution of any language / culture issues
Names of individuals with safety responsibilities
Explanation of employee's responsibilities with regard to the health & safety policies
FIRE SAFETY
Action in the event of a fire including fire exits, fire evacuation route and assembly points and any alternative routes
Correct method for calling the Fire Brigade.
Difference between 'prepare to leave' alarm and 'evacuation' alarm (if applicable)
Location of fire alarm call points and how to activate them
Day and time of weekly fire alarm test
Location of fire extinguishers
Identification of which fire extinguishers can be used with different equipment and types of fire (as appropriate)
Use of fire extinguishers and what to do after use (as appropriate)
Explanation of non-use of lifts in fire.
Identification of any disabilities or difficulties in responding to an emergency evacuation
HOUSEKEEPING
Reasons for maintaining tidy work areas
Reasons for safe practices in office environments
Reasons for maintaining clear access including hazards caused by obstructing gangways, using fire extinguishers as door stops, et3.
Procedures for dealing with common causes of accidents, e.g. trips, slips, etc.
ACCIDENTS & ABNORMAL OCCURENCES
Accident reporting procedure and its importance.
Location of Occupational Health Safety Office/s
Location of the nearest first aid kit and contact details for first aiders
Action in case of injury to self or others
Procedure in the event of a dangerous occurrence.
Explain procedure for reporting and dealing with 'near misses', and any other occurrence which could have resulted in injury or illness
Organization Smoking Policy including the '5 metre rule'
PERSONAL HYGIENE
Reasons for personal hygiene, including risk of cross infection (if applicable)
Reporting contact for notifiable diseases including examples of such diseases (if applicable)
RISK ASSESSMENT
Explanation of results of all relevant risk assessments and where they are kept
General requirements for risk assessment in the workplace.
Specific requirements for assessment of exposure to substances hazardous to health (COSHH regulations)
Specific requirements for risk assessment of display screen equipment (DSE Regulations)
Explain procedures for assessing manual handling work and identify any training needs
Any specific arrangements for handling materials or objects which are dangerous or difficult
SAFETY ADVISERS, REPRESENTATIVES AND COMMITTEE
Introduction to Safety Advisor (SSA)
Explanation of SSA's role.
Introduction to Trade Union Safety Representative.
Explanation of Representative's role (as distinct from SSA's)
Explanation of the function of the Health & Safety Committee.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Completion and return of the Pre-employment Health Checklist.
Explanation of the need to attend for statutory health surveillance (if applicable)
HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Explanation of the provision of Health & Safety Training.
Any specific mandatory Health & Safety Training (e.g. Lasers, GMOs)
REPORTING BUILDING DEFECTS
Explain how to report building/campus defects and information about the type of defects to report this way.
Provide details of any person appointed to report defects to.
CLOTHING
Issue, care and cleaning arrangements of uniforms and overalls
Action in the event of clothing being contaminated.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Identification of where PPE is needed in the workplace.
How to wear and take care of PPE.
Assessment procedures for protective equipment
Issuing, storing, maintaining and replacing procedures
Use of eye protection and areas where such use is mandatory
Arrangements for obtaining eye protection
Limitations of PPE.
Hearing protection
Procedures for assessment of loud noise.
USE OF COMPUTERS
Explain concept of a display screen equipment user
Arrangements for carrying out a workplace self-assessment and follow-up procedure.
Explain need for regular breaks from using the computer
Explain arrangements for eye tests
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Checks required before use.
Action if faults found.
Procedure for testing portable electrical equipment
Procedures when new equipment is obtained.
CHEMICAL HAZARDS
Safe handling and storage methods for corrosive liquids
Safe handling and storage methods for compressed gases, including asphyxiants
Safe handling and storage methods for flammable solvents
SPILLAGES
Action in the event of spillages
WASTE DISPOSAL
General waste/rubbish disposal systems
Hazardous waste/rubbish disposal systems
Disposal of waste solvents
Disposal of other chemicals
LABORATORIES / WORKSHOPS / KITCHENS
Access arrangements for laboratories / workshops / kitchens
Training in use of equipment
Machine hazards
Correct safe operating procedures
Correct guarding.
Methods and hazards of internal transport
Arrangements for equipment left running overnight including any permit systems
USE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT
Precautions to be taken when using gas cylinders
Use of regulators for gas cylinders and restrictions on interchangeability
Use of lasers including particular precautions for Class 3b and 4 lasers
Training and use of breathing apparatus
Any other equipment (please list below)
RADIOLOGICAL HAZARDS
Local rules for ionising and non-ionising radiation use.
Access to advice on radiological hazards ie the Radiological Protection Supervisor and Advisor
OTHER HAZARDS
Discuss any other matters identified as important in your particular department
Particular arrangements for equipment regarding statutory examinations, e.g. pressurised vessels, lifting equipment
Explanation of site traffic system (as applicable)
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