New members of staff should receive a local health and safety induction on commencing employment. Local induction training provides a brief overview of the most essential health and safety information which a new member of staff must be made aware of, in particular the emergency arrangements in place. All staff are required to complete fire safety training on an annual basis and an evacuation drill must be carried out annually.
Aspects of induction training include information on:
1. Fire Safety Arrangements: Including fire drill (alarm sound, assembly point, building layout and means of escape), Fire Wardens, fire precautions (detectors, call points, fire doors, storage of flammables, housekeeping).
2. Emergency Assistance: Including emergency number, security assistance.
3. First Aid Arrangements: Including available first aiders, first aid kits.
4. Accident & Near Miss Reporting: Accident book, reporting procedure, accident report form.
5. Out of Hours Working and Personal Safety: Out of Hours precautions and personal safety guidance (including lone working rules); Information on magnetically locked doors and door release mechanisms.
6. Working with Computers: Workstation layout and seating, eyesight testing arrangements, workstation online tutorial and assessment checklist, local DSE Assessor.
7. Lifting and Carrying: Basic lifting and carrying precautions.
8. Welfare Arrangements: Toilets, drinking water and arrangements for rest breaks; Wellbeing information.
9. University Policies and Procedures: Safety Policy and Procedures, local arrangements.
10. Local hazards and risk assessments: Hazards, restricted areas (plant rooms, roof access).
11. Personal protective equipment: Safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection, respiratory protection, lab coats, overalls and gloves.