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Workplace Training and Instruction

Viimati uuendatud: 25.02.2017


Workplace Training and Instruction

Employees’ instruction and training consists of introductory instruction, primary instruction, training and, if necessary, follow-up instruction. Employees’ instruction and training is determined by Regulation No. 80 of 14.12.2000 on the Procedure of training and in-service training regarding occupational health and safety by the Minister of Social Affairs. In addition, employees’ instruction and training are also covered in the booklets “Employees’ Instruction and Training” and “New Employee in a Company” issued by the Labour Inspectorate.

For each new employee, the employer must provide introductory instruction, primary instruction at the workplace, and training. Employee and employer must cooperate to guarantee productive instruction and training. The employer is obliged to compile an adequate safety manual and appoint a competent tutor for the new employee. To maximally profit from the training and instruction, the process must be taken seriously. When receiving the instructions, they must be thoroughly read through. If anything remains unclear, the tutor should be consulted. Training and instruction help the employee to do their work as safely as possible, both in regard to themselves as to their colleagues. If the employee feels that they have forgotten some of the instructions, they should ask for a follow-up instruction.

Instruction and training are successful if the new employee can do their work safely. Many occupational accidents are caused by insufficient instructions and training. The employee cannot avoid a hazard that they are not aware of.

Cooperation between the employee and the tutor are important during the training – one must want to learn and the other to teach. If the employee feels that the appointed tutor does not fulfil their role, the direct manager must certainly be notified. If the training pace is too fast and the employee has not learnt one task when the tutor already moves on to teaching the next one, this must also be informed about.

The employee must have the courage to ask for additional clarifications if they do not understand the initial explanations.

The tutoring must follow the principle – there are no stupid questions. This means that all questions that the employee has during the instruction or training are justified and the employee must not hesitate to ask them.

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