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I am new at safety in the workplace and have little experience. I have been put in the position of safety directer. Would like to get some ideas to set up safety training and what to cover we are an HVAC contractor.  
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I have to assume you are not new to the workplace though, so should have some idea of what is required for the safety of yourself and your colleagues in the workplace.

HVAC can be a medium risk area because of the mains supplies and gases being used on a daily basis. There is also plenty of opportunity for the old hands to take "calculated" risks and pass on bad habits to newer staff. Then there are the potential consequences for the client.

You may wish to consider employing, for a minimum period of 12 months, an outside H&S consultant to help you write the risk assessments and carry out a company wide H&S assessment to take to the board. I am sure that some of your employees have certain ideas and proposals and you should inquire and consider taking these on board.

Remember that everyone has the right to go home at night and that a company without a ROBUST Health and Safety Management Program is a company facing disaster. One fatality will tie everyone up on so many knots whilst the inspectors take you apart piece by piece there will be nothing left of the company to do any work.

Good Luck
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Just google it. Go to the library. Join an association. Read trade journals. That is what we all do if we want to do a good job and don't have enough training. No joke.
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First of all, congratulations on you becoming safety director.
It is truly an opportunity for you to make a difference in people's lives.
As someone who intently researches safety behaviour,I believe the success of your training will come down to motivation.
Leadership drives safety, and as a leader the key is getting and keeping people motivated to make safety a personal value in their lives, to take ownership, to take responsibility.
In a safety video I'm producing right now, one of my mottoes
is Safety. A state of mind. A way of life.

Herb Hamm
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