Safety Awareness Training

The organization should conduct safety awareness training for new hires. It should also conduct, at regular planned intervals and after any major change, safety refresher training for its existing staff.

The safety awareness training should comprise out of at least the following programs:

1) General safety awareness program to be conducted for all staff, to include at a minimum:

a) Evacuation procedures.
b) First aid.
c) Fire extinguisher handling.
d) Medical emergencies

2) Specific safety awareness program to be conducted for relevant staff:

a) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
b) Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
c) Emergency Response Team (ERT).

3) Specific training programs should cover, at a minimum, topics such as, usage of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), safety shutdown/startup procedures of equipment and/or how to operate specific equipment and machines where appropriate.

The safety awareness training should be concluded with a written exam and where possible a practical exam which might be on a sampling basis (e.g. one person activating and using a fire extinguisher).

Safety awareness training programs should be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure they stay relevant and adequate.