Inducting new employees and contractors before they are allowed to work on a site has traditionally required a face-to-face meeting. This has usually meant that several people are gathered together in a room and taken through the induction process. Necessary site and safety information has been passed on to new workers and required documentation, such as insurances, safety certificates and other details have been gathered at the same time.
That situation has been gradually changing for some time with online inductions often being quicker and more efficient. The coming of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing that has resulted has hastened the uptake of contactless inductions since these are much safer and are becoming an integral part of the way that workplaces are now required to operate.
COVID-19 has been and still is a serious problem that has caused death, serious illness and social and economic chaos around the world. It has caused us to make changes to the way we live and work, and some of these will remain beneficial long after the pandemic has gone away and is largely forgotten about.
One of these changes is the move to contactless inductions, which have numerous advantages that include:
Contactless inductions will be undertaken using a PC, laptop or mobile device with the required app installed. Inductees will be provided with all necessary site safety and operational procedures and will complete a questionnaire that will test their knowledge, experience and training to establish that they have the required capability to be allowed on site.
The aim is to establish that all employees and contractors are familiar with health and safety rules, have knowledge of the site, are able to do what is required of them and can operate in a way that is safe for themselves and everyone else. This will require the completion of a checklist to ensure they comply fully.
Once employees and contractors have successfully completed the induction process, they will be allowed on site. However, a procedure is necessary to ensure they are compliant before entry is permitted. Everyone signing in to the workplace will have their details checked automatically to ensure they’ve successfully completed the induction and are fully up-to-date. Only those who are compliant will be allowed to enter.
By using LinkSafe’s online induction system, you’ll help to ensure that your workplace is fully COVID-19 secure. Not only that, you’ll gain in increased efficiency and reduced costs, have full compliance and will always be completely aware of the status of your employees and contractors.