Sample Safety Induction Checklists
One of the critical aspects of a WHS System is the Safety Induction. However, in our experience it is often poorly done. When we visit a workplace we would expect that they would go out of their way to impress with a proper induction but we usually find it is rushed, the person doing it has limited knowledge of the process, it is seen as a necessary evil and almost a waste of time (well it is if not done properly). Any person new to site eg visitor, new employee, contractor or delivery person should be inducted. Obviously the degree of induction will vary according to their time on site and what they will be doing. A good idea we picked up from Coles was to include a daily hazard register in the induction – this covers specific hazards that may be encountered that day and which may not have been brought up in a generic induction. An example might be other work being performed by other contractors that could impact on others.
Other safety induction info you may find useful:
Here are a few sample safety induction checklists:
- Basic Induction Checklist (DOC 34.0 kb)A basic induction checklist used to inform new staff members of the workplace from Everything OHS.
- SAFEWORK SAMPLE INDUCTION CHECKLIST
Here is a simple checklist in three sections, to help you design an induction plan to suit your particular situation(s).
- Murdoch Uni New employee checklist
- Safety Induction Checklist – Uni of Western Sydney
- SmartCompany Induction Checklist – General induction, not just for safety
- Induction Checklist – Building and Construction Industry
- Safety toolkit – Induction checklist
- Safety and Wellbeing Induction Checklist