Local area OHS induction
It is the responsibility of Performance/Operational Managers and Supervisors to ensure all relevant local area inductions are completed for all staff, Honours and Postgraduate students, contractors and visitors under their supervision prior to commencing work in that area. Each area is required to develop a local area induction program to ensure that anyone, who is not supervised at all times, entering a workplace is aware of:
- Their responsibilities;
- The nature of hazards that may be present; and
- The processes and associated documents with which they should be familiar.
The following local area induction checklists must be used:
This document must be completed by all staff, Honours and Postgraduate students and tailored to be applicable to their needs.
This document must be completed by all contractors and visitors working within Monash University before entering a local area to undertake work, where it is determined that a local induction is required in accordance with the OHS Contractor Management procedure.
Laboratory, Studio, Workshops and Makerspace areas:
This document outlines the minimum safety information that must be provided to all staff, Honours and Postgraduate students before entering these high-risk work areas.
Common restricted areas:
Access to restricted areas, which warrant additional induction, may be identified through the Local Area - Laboratory, Studio, Workshops, Makerspace Induction Checklist.
The following checklists have been provided as a starting point for induction in common restricted access areas at Monash University.
This document highlights safety hazards found in Cryogenics facilities.
This document highlights safety hazards found in areas that require the use of ionising radiation.
This document highlights safety hazards found in areas that are involved in animal research models.
Contact your OH&S Consultant/Advisor if you need assistance in developing your area's local area induction program.
Records of local area induction must be retained locally and be accessible. A database can be a useful means of recording completion.