Creating a good health and safety culture on site

It is important to create a positive health and safety culture within your workforce.

An Employee Induction Centre (EPIC) day was designed as an introduction to a safety ethos.

The following was included as part of the introduction:

  • A 30 minute presentation on the project’s health and safety principles was given;
  • A series of ‘soft leadership skills’ exercises were provided to give the inductees the techniques and the confidence to challenge unsafe behaviour in their colleagues and managers without causing tension;
  • The EPIC day was the gateway to working on the project, mandatory from senior management down, before workers left the centre, they were issued with an EPIC certificate and the biometric ID – based on a hand print, that gained them access to the site;
  • The final component was the site induction, covering job and site specific hazards, this included a face to face session with a senior manager.

Following the induction process the projects health and safety standards were further reinforced by standard toolbox talks and safety briefings and three monthly day long safety stand downs on site.

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Health and Safety at Work, August 2015

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