EIGA Document 23/18 - Safety training of employees

EIGA Document 23/18 - Safety training of employees, has been extensively revised and the associated Safety Training Leaflets have been revised and are now issued in separate publications to make them easier to access.

Training helps people acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to make them competent in the health and safety aspects of their routine and non-routine work. Competence of staff is a key part of safe operation and it contributes to an effective safety culture.  

This publication collates and shares the experience acquired by the industrial and medical gases industry in training employees. It covers the key subject areas related to safety training of staff working for or in the name of EIGA Member companies.  

This publication is intended to serve as a set of guidelines for company managers to develop their own safety training management system.  

Appendix 1 of this publication provides a training programme selection matrix that lists training topics relevant to activities carried out in the industrial and medical gases industry against typical job positions or roles within the industry.  

Appendix 2 provides references to EIGA Publications and Safety Training Leaflets that may assist in providing or developing materials for each topic.  

Appendix 3 lists the Safety Training Leaflets that are available as separate EIGA publications as follows:  

Doc. 23.01 - Training Checklist for New Employees 
Doc. 23.02 - Basic Rules for Safety and Good Housekeeping
Doc. 23.03 - Oxygen
Doc. 23.04 - Nitrous Oxide
Doc. 23.05 - Inert Gases (Nitrogen & Argon)
Doc. 23.06 - Carbon Dioxide
Doc. 23.07 - Hydrogen
Doc. 23.08 - Acetylene, Calcium Carbide, Lime Sludge and Purifying Materials
Doc. 23.09 - Cylinders for Compressed Gases
Doc. 23.10 - Acetylene Cylinders
Doc. 23.11 - Loading and Transporting Cylinders
Doc. 23.12 - Cryogenic Liquids, Spills and Vapour Clouds
Doc. 23.13 - Fork Lift Trucks
Doc. 23.14- Critical Safety Systems - Alarm & Tripping Devices
Doc. 23.15 - Gas Pressure
Doc. 23.16 - Electricity
Doc. 23.17 - Fire
Doc. 23.18 - Hand Tools
Doc. 23.19 - Portable Electric Tools
Doc. 23.20 - Portable Pneumatic Tools
Doc. 23.21 - Chemicals
Doc. 23.22 - Solvents
Doc. 23.23 - Work Permit
Doc. 23.24 - Lone Workers (Not yet published)    

Doc 23/18 - Safety Training of Employees can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by clicking here.  The available 23 Safety Training Leaflets can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the hyperlinks above (Safety Training Leaflet 24 'Lone Workers' is not yet published).  

You can view or download many other EIGA publications at the following address:  www.eiga.eu

15 October 2018  

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