Training, including workplace inductions, is one of the best ways to ensure that the people in your business are safe while at work.

Follow our induction checklist to ensure new and returning workers understand their work environment, their job expectations and employment conditions.

Effective training ensures workers know about issues that will or could affect their health and safety. It provides them with information about the potential risks associated with their work, the safety policies and procedures you have in place, as well as how to work safely and deal with emergencies.

Our training plan and training record will help your recordkeeping requirements.

When you provide training, ask the people in your business what they think to help make it relevant and effective. South Australian legislation requires you to provide your workers with any information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure their health and safety at work.

Employer responsibilities

Employers should:

  • involve the people who work in your business to identify and report hazards – see sample Incident and Hazard Report
  • identify potential hazards and consider if they can be eliminated; if this is not possible, consider the risks involved and put reasonably practicable measures in place to control them
  • develop Safe Work Procedures with worker input to document the risks associated with a work situation or task and the appropriate risk control measures
  • use safe work procedures as a tool for informing and training the people who work in your business.

Worker responsibilities

Workers should:

  • identify and report hazards
  • constructively participate in determining risk controls
  • follow any relevant safe work procedures.

WHS checklist

Check the safety of your business by completing our work health and safety checklist to identify hazards at your workplace and determine which areas you may want to start with for improvement.

Example: Informing, training and supervising your team checklist
Are all workers inducted?    
Are workers trained in your safe work procedures and can they demonstrate ability to do the tasks safely?    
Are workers adequately supervised to ensure safe work procedures are followed?    
You speak to workers about their training needs    
A training plan is in place and records are kept of each worker’s training    
Workers (especially new and young ones) are inducted, trained and supervised  to follow safe work procedures and can demonstrate their competency    
There is a procedure for visitor/contractor sign-in, including an induction process if hazardous areas are to be accessed    

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