Workplace Health and Safety Training Courses

Workplace Health and Safety Training Courses

Workplace Health and Safety Training Courses

Workplace Health and Safety.

(WHS) is the discipline concerned with protecting the health and safety of all stakeholders in the workplace from exposure to hazards and risks resulting from work activities.

OHS Training is essential to ensure your workplace is compliant with the Work Health Safety Act 2011. … This is a skills program aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of employees across the many Work Health Safety (WHS) functions.

 

Why is WHS training important?

The laws, aside from safety in the workplace, simply mean more profits for your company in the long run. OHS training provides you with important tips on preventing accidents, minimising risks and forming plans to help access the risks and develop ways of reducing the risks before an accident happens.

main objectives of the Health and Safety at Work Act?
It aims to protect people from the risk of injury or ill health by: Ensuring employees’ health, safety and welfare at work; Protecting non-employees against the health and safety risks arising from work activities; and. Controlling the keeping and use of explosive or highly flammable or dangerous substances.

 

Workplace Health and Safety Training Courses 2020:

  • BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • Assist with managing WHS compliance of contractors
  • BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety
  • Contribute to workplace incident response
  • Contribute to WHS risk management
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Safety for Leaders
  • Work Health and Safety Officer (WHSO-Queensland)
  • BSB30715 Certificate III Work Health and Safety
  • Conduct an OHS WHS System Internal Audit

 

What are OHS principles?
secure the health, safety and welfare of employees and other people at work; protect the public from the health and safety risks of business activities; eliminate workplace risks.

 

Five Elements of an Effective Safety Culture

  • Responsibility. Companies with strong safety cultures share the value of responsibility. …
  • Accountability. Managers must be held accountable to lead by example each and every day. …
  • Clear Expectations. Safety expectations need to be set and communicated to everyone in the organization. …
    Ethics. …

 

  1. Management Commitment and Employee Involvement. The manager or management team leads the way by setting up the policy, assigning and supporting responsibility, setting a positive example, and involving employees.
  2. Worksite Analysis. The worksite is continually analyzed to identify all existing and potential hazards.
  3. Hazard Prevention and Control. Methods to prevent or control existing or potential hazards are administered and maintained.
  4. Training for Employees, Supervisors, and Managers. Managers, supervisors, and employees are trained to understand and deal with worksite hazards.

 

Developing a workplace program following these four points is a key step in protecting you and your workers’ health and safety. If you already have a program, reviewing it in relation to these elements should help you improve what you have.

The key to the success of a health and safety plan is to see it as a part of your business operation and to see it reflected in your day-to-day operations. As you implement the plan and incorporate it into your business culture, health and safety awareness will become second nature to you and your employees.

 

Comply or Else… Increased Penalties

A major change being proposed by the WorkSafe Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Vic) (‘the Bill’) is an increase in penalties against employers who fail to notify WorkSafe Victoria of an incident that has occurred in the workplace. The penalties are due to increase from $9,328 to $38,056 against individuals and from $46,638 to $190,284 against a corporation. The same penalties will apply to employers who fail to preserve the site where an incident has occurred. The Bill also proposes a new offence where an employer has given a written undertaking to WorkSafe Victoria to remedy a breach. In other-words – do what you’re told and be compliant.And don’t ask questions – of course God in real, and he can see you right now.


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