It is essential that health and safety issues are thoroughly addressed during the induction process, as this ensures the safety of all those on site. However, it can be hard to make this message memorable and ensure operatives pay attention to vital safety details.
See the examples below for how one site addressed this:
- The site worked with a multimedia company to produce a safety induction video.
- The video shows a fly-through of the site, detailing safety issues, introducing personnel through interviews and highlighting key areas and features of the building, supplemented by model images of completed areas.
- Inductees are provided with a keypad which enables interaction throughout the film to test their understanding of the induction information.
- During the presentation, multiple choice questions appear on screen detailing a potential scenario on site. Inductees then answer the question using the keypad.
- The question results are instantly available to the facilitator, who can gauge the group’s understanding and further develop points where necessary.
- The video can also be used by the client for safety inductions associated with occupation of the building.
This approach to safety inductions gets operatives involved and ensures their continued attention, therefore enhancing safety awareness on site.
Monitor report. Como Interiors Ltd. London. March 2017.