Health and Safety Induction Checklist

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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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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