A site-specific orientation is a training process that is designed to meet the needs of a specific construction site and its hazards.
The contractor orientation should cover some generic health and safety information, the company’s history and track record, human resources and important contact information, and the rules and expectations associated with the construction project.
A safety-orientation checklist that is customized for each type of worker ensures each new team member receives a consistent and thorough review of essential safety policies, procedures, and practices.
This is an important aspect of ensuring that all new employees understand the company is genuinely concerned about their safety and how that is practiced throughout the company.
The case is clear for improving safety onboarding practices and new-hire safety orientations—new hires are at an increased risk of injuries and incidents compared to a seasoned worker.
Using online orientations and on-boarding opens up a wide range of new possibilities that are enabled by technology and automation.
Orientations created in the past may have only included basic safety information, but companies have begun to recognize the power that their culture has across their business.
A strong safety culture is essential in preventing incidents and can be beneficial in reducing the risks associated with construction.
You need to outline a process for workers to report injuries, illnesses, near misses, site hazards, and other safety concerns.
Workers need to have an effective and easy way of submitting reports and near misses. Paper is often lost in the process and learnings from your field crews are missed.
Ensure that your workers know what to report and how to report it quickly.
HR automation solutions are making it easier to onboard new staff and to keep track of drug and alcohol tests, training certificates and credentials, driver’s license records, and background checks.
Upon hiring a new employee, many processes and steps need to be taken to ensure they are properly onboarded. This can be completed using automated workflows that improve the onboarding and training process.