Summary

The purpose of induction is to teach all new staff the contents of their jobs and the knowledge and skills to perform them competently and safely. It should therefore include essential health and safety training.

Health and safety training is that training which is required to enable staff to carry out their jobs in a safe manner. It is an essential element in complying with health and safety law and in protecting staff while they are at work.

Employers must develop suitable training programmes to meet their assessed needs. This should include essential health and safety training included in induction for new staff, and ongoing and refresher training for other staff.

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