How to Avoid 18 Things that Reduce Effectiveness.
e-Report No. 7, ISBN 1 901810 38 7
This Manual will give you 84 practical suggestions for ensuring that your inductions hold people’s attention and help them remember the main safety messages that will keep them safe.
Do you agree that the safety induction is the first impression new employees and visitors will gain of your organisation’s seriousness regarding safe working?
Yes, of course, and so it is vital that your safety inductions are the best they can be.
Unfortunately, many inductions are poorly done. They are almost always too long and swamp the main important safety messages with lots of unnecessary information. They are often too hurried, glossing over some vital parts.
In this Manual, I will make clear the 18 main hindrances that make safety inductions ineffective. Once you know what the hindrances are, you can take steps to overcome them.
You may find that your inductions measure up well against eight-four suggestions I offer. If, however, you see many of the hindrances in your inductions, this Manual will help you present a case to management for the necessary changes. This Manual could also act as a valuable checklist of what items of information should be in an induction.
Many of the suggestions will be very easy to implement, but others may take a little longer. In the conclusion, I offer guidance on how to make steady, step-by-step progress in making your inductions even more effective.
|Table of Contents|
|1.||Too much content and therefore, way too long||8|
|2.||Not telling people what to do when something out of the ordinary arises||12|
|4.||Too much unnecessary paperwork||13|
|5.||Inductions are used as training events||14|
|6.||Lack of enthusiasm from the “classroom” inductor||14|
|7.||No, little, or unhelpful input during the senior manager’s “meet & greet”||16|
|8.||DVDs are too long and give unnecessary information||17|
|9.||Lack of awareness of the inductor during the external orientation||18|
|10.||Equipment demonstrations are not done or poorly done||19|
|11.||The inductor does not check on people’s attention and understanding||19|
|12.||Inductees are asked to complete forms while the induction is in progress||20|
|13.||Inductees are left on their own to find their supervisors||21|
|14.||Lack of follow-up when inductees are asked to return a completed form and when they are asked to have something checked||21|
|15.||The discussions with the supervisors are not planned nor followed-up||22|
|16.||The talk with the senior manager is often not done||23|
|17.||Behavioural and motivational messages are not stressed enough||24|
|18.||After a day or two there is no check that the inductee is okay||27|
|Conclusions||Practical steps to improve your inductions||27|
|Appendix One||Safety Briefing No. 3: How to become hyper-awareness||29|
|Appendix Two||Safety Briefing No. 1: Explaining natural human fear||33|
|Appendix Three||Safety Briefing No. 2: Overcoming lack of concentration||38|
|Appendix Four||Safety Briefing No. 7: Diminishing the risk||41|
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