We live in a high tech world these days, so it no longer makes sense to stick with old-fashioned induction methods. Conducting inductions on site and in person offers only one advantage, while using mobile induction offers many benefits, including:
- Cost saving – you don’t need to host the induction on your premises, and in fact you can even claim back your old induction room and use it for another purpose.
- More convenient – this works both to your advantage and the advantage of the contractor. You no longer need to welcome the contractor and supervise the induction, and the contractor can complete the induction from any location at any time that is convenient for them.
- Track attendance – get instant confirmation of which contractors have attended the induction process.
- Screen inductees – you can also test the inductee’s understanding of the content. This allows you to screen out contractors who don’t appear to have the appropriate aptitude for the job.
- Fast feedback – you can also collect more general feedback from the contractors to work out how the induction process could be improved in the future.
- Automatic logging – you can store all the induction data in a searchable relational database system to keep track of periodic inductions, lapsed inductions, and so on.
- Easy reporting and compliance – you can instantly retrieve induction data for audits, investigations, Royal Commission inquiries, WorkCover, etc.
As can be seen from the above list, there are many potential advantages to mobile induction, and this why more and more industrial employers are switching over to using mobile induction systems.
Mobile induction methods allow everyone to get on with business
In the past, induction was a pain for both employers and contractors alike. People would have to take time away from their primary activities in order to attend induction, resulting in lost productivity, potential loss of earnings, and wasted time. Then there is the hassle of getting to the induction venue, finding the correct room at the venue, making sure to be on time, and so on.
Mobile induction does away with all these problems by enabling contractors to have some control over when and where the induction takes place. It can even be possible to pause and resume inductions, so contractors can deal with incoming calls or other interruptions without missing any of the induction content.
Because you’re able to instantly test the success or failure of the induction and only accept those contractors who pass the test, you can also help protect your business from potential liabilities that could arise when contractors claim they did not understand some part of the induction.
If they’re later involved in an incident that could give rise to liability, either as a victim or as an instigator, their irrefutable attestation of understanding the induction content should prove to be useful evidence in any subsequent litigation.
The same is also true if contractors engage in improper conduct, you have the proof that they should have been aware of the correct conduct through their acknowledgment of understanding the induction content.
It is clear that mobile induction is more convenient than traditional induction methods, and also offers greater protection for your business.
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