8.1 – Orientations
“New” means any person who is:
- new to the workplace
- returning to a workplace where the hazards in that workplace have changed during the worker’s absence
- affected by a change in the hazards of a workplace
- relocated to a new workplace if the hazards in that workplace are different from the hazards in the worker’s previous workplace
- Orientations are required for all employees, workers, and members of the public wishing to gain access to the worksite unless accompanied at all times by an experienced company representative.
- Orientations will only be conducted by an experienced company representative; each person being oriented will be given an opportunity and encouraged to ask questions or review a specific topic in more detail throughout the process.
- Orientations will be used only as a tool to help persons gain a timely understanding of important safety-related information, and will not be used under any circumstance as a substitute for required training, demonstration, or instruction.
- New employees will complete the following at head office prior to first working onsite:
- Company Rules
- Personal Medical Data
- In addition to (1), the person conducting the employee induction will:
- The site supervisor or designate will ensure each new employee receives an employee orientation prior to beginning work onsite.
- When the employee is clear and understands what has been presented, he/she will sign the Employee Orientation; all completed orientations will be filed/filed/kept in the worksite filing system.
Employee Mentoring/Trades Training
- All non-ticketed employees new to the industry will be mentored and/or participate in the trades training program.
- The site supervisor or designate will ensure all mentored employees are partnered with an experienced company representative who is available at all times.
- The mentoring program will remain in effect until the employee has demonstrated the ability to recognize hazards at the worksite and work competently on their own.
Full Access Orientation
- The site supervisor or designate will ensure each new non-employee receives a full-access orientation whenever the person will:
- be regularly onsite, or
- require full site access
- When the person is clear and understands what has been presented, he/she will sign the Full Access Orientation record; the completed document will be filed/kept in the worksite filing system.
Limited Access Orientation
- The site supervisor or designate will conduct a limited access orientation for any new non-employee who will be onsite for a short duration, for a specific purpose, and does not require full site access.
- When the person is clear and understands what has been presented, he/she will sign the Limited Access Orientation record; the completed document will be filed/kept in the worksite filing system.