Work Health and Safety Courses

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At a glance

Course length:
5-45 minutes online

Regulation/Law:
Work Health and Safety Act 2011

Course audience:
Managers course & Employee course

Region:
Available in Australian and Region-neutral content format

Course type:
Structured LearningiDesigned for learners with little prior knowledge, this course type takes the learner through the course subject sequentially – one step at a time., Accelerated LearningiCreated for learners with prior knowledge, this course type allows learners to control how they engage with the full course content. It delivers scenario-based learning with questions embedded in the teachings and a ‘Learn More’ option, giving learners the option of how they consume/engage the information., Accelerated Multi-Device LearningiThis course type is designed for learners with prior knowledge, giving learners more ability to self-direct how they engage with the full course content. Using scenarios with voice-overs, tests within the course, and a ‘Learn More’ option, learners can engage the course on any smartphone, tablet, or PC., and ShortBurst.

About these courses

Every organisation has responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace. You need to ensure that your business doesn’t create health and safety problems for your employees, customers or the public.

As a manager, officer or supervisor do you know your specific responsibilities regarding health and safety in the workplace?

Safetrac’s ‘Work Health and Safety – Employee’ course provides your staff with the training to understand how health and safety laws operate in the workplace, assisting your business in minimising potential risk.

The ‘Work Health and Safety – Managers’ course provides Managers and Officers with the training to understand their obligations under Occupational Health and Safety law along with assisting the business in minimising potential risk.

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Learning outcomes

On completing this course, all EMPLOYEES should be able to:

  • understand what is meant by the term health and safety;
  • understand their role and responsibilities; and
  • identify, eliminate or control office hazards.

 

On completing this course, all MANAGERS should be able to:

  • understand broadly aspects of health and safety in the workplace; and
  • understand the obligations of Managers and Officers under Workplace Health and Safety law.

Course contents

EMPLOYEE Course

  • The law
  • Your duties
  • Duties of visitors
  • Who’s responsible?
  • Notifications of accidents
  • Monitoring and enforcing health and safety
  • Penalties
  • Eliminating or controlling hazards
  • Manual handling
  • Occupational overuse syndrome (OOS)
  • Ergonomic principles
  • Work practices
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Psychological hazards
  • Electrical and reporting hazards
  • Emergency situations

 

MANAGERS Course

  • The impact of occupational injury and disease
  • Common law duty of care
  • Workplace Health and Safety legislation
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Responsibilities of an organisation
  • Officers
  • Due diligence
  • Incident notification
  • Inspectors powers
  • Consultation in the workplace
  • Discrimination
  • Enforcement options
  • Defences to a Workplace Health and Safety prosecution
  • Penalties for breaching Workplace Health and Safety legislation

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