Free Visitor Induction Template
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Purpose of Document
Visitor Induction templates are used to induct visitors into the workplace. The primary goal is to protect visitors from injury or illness by providing vital safety information and a workplace familiarization. This form is broadly aligned with AS45001:2018.
How to Use
Go through the checklist with the visitor and explain the relevant points to them. Familiarize the visitor with the workplace, including any emergency procedures, then have them sign the induction. This is a template only and should be customised for your business.
When to Use
Visitors should be inducted before they enter the workplace or any hazardous areas.
Who Should Use
This induction form can be completed by your workers, Safety Advisor, Project Manager or other competent person in your organisation.
There is no specific legal requirement to complete a visitor induction. However, it is best practice, especially for larger companies. It can help meet general legal duties, including:
- s(19) WHS Act – Primary Duty of Care
- s(39) WHS Regulations – Duty to Provide Information, Instruction and Training
What is a visitor induction?
Visitor induction refers to the process of orienting and educating individuals, often newcomers or guests, about safety protocols, procedures, and essential information relevant to a specific environment or workplace.
What are the benefits of a visitor induction?
Effective visitor induction systems contribute to a safer work environment, offering a verifiable record of attendance and ensuring that individuals possess the necessary knowledge before entering the premises
Article Sources and Further Reading
- Safe Induction (SafeWork NSW) <https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/safety-starts-here/safety-support/training-and-orienting-workers/safety-induction>
- The Importance of WHS Inductions for Employees (Spire Safety) <https://spiresafety.com.au/resources/the-importance-of-whs-inductions/>