The Importance of Training New Starts
For any business, one of the most important things that can be managed is the understanding of your staff and how they perceive their role within the firm. It's always important to take these things into account and make sure that all the new staff that joins your ranks is going to be reliable when it comes to following health and safety protocol.
It might not seem hugely important at the moment, but managing this kind of project is vital to keeping your business safe and secure for years to come. To get there, though, you need to be prepared to go through some rather challenging aspects of managing a business.
For example, you will need to take each new member of staff and thoroughly drill them on the importance of health and safety. Make no mistake, the difference between understanding health and safety and claiming to understand it could be the difference between your premises being in profit, or being burnt to the ground.
The training available to new starters is varied, and will depend to a great extent upon their previous level of health and safety training and experience in the industry. Whilst everybody who starts will need to undergo induction safety training to some extent - being made aware of issues such as where the emergency exits are and what the fire alarm sounds like for instance - those with little to no previous knowledge or health and safety training should undertake a NEBOSH General Certificate or an IOSH Working Safely course which will provide an overview of the main hazards to be found in a typical organisation. For those with many new starters, this training can be provided in-house and made bespoke to the exact nature and working practices of your business.
Therefore, it's vital to get every member of staff that you possibly can learning through regular and consistent healthy and safety training. If they are new to the company, this can really pay off in the long-term as you'll help them get to grips with what they want to do, and where they want to go with the company.
Health and safety can help you save massive sums of money in the long-term along with other benefits, as well as making sure that you have all the help that you could possibly need in getting to grips with the overall system you are dealing with. To make sure that all of your staff are trained and can be trusted to be on the premises, we recommend that you try asking them the following;
Your staff need to understand the vital nature of dealing with risks and hazards, otherwise they might damage the company in some capacity, whether to physical buildings/stock or to reputation and brand name. To avoid this problem, then, you really need to work with your new staff to make sure they fit in with the health and safety first ethos of your business. This is very important, and can be the deciding factor in keeping your business successful.
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: