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Safety recruitment

Last updated August 2019

This chapter explains how to ensure the people you recruit are willing to comply with their health and safety obligations.

What is safety recruitment?

You should ensure that the people you employ are not only fit for the inherent requirements of their job, but that they are also likely to:

  • comply with the health and safety policies and procedures in your business; and
  • look out for their own safety and the safety of others.

‘Safety recruitment’ is the recruitment process that will help you determine whether a job candidate meets these criteria.

Definition: Safety Recruitment

Safety recruitment is the process of determining whether a person seeking employment or engagement within a business will behave and think safely.