The implications of workplace injuries can be far-reaching. A serious workplace injury can have negative consequences beyond the individual, affecting family, co-workers, and the worker’s organisation. The median cost for compensated work-related injuries is $10,100, and workers receive roughly 5.5 weeks off work, costing workplaces time and money. Be proactive. Protect your workers and your organisation, by promoting a safe and healthy workplace today
This course has been designed as a refresher to foundation work health and safety compliance training, so that your workers can stay up-to-date with their duties and obligations under Australian law.
At the beginning of the course, a pre-assessment determines the learner’s knowledge gaps so that they will only be required to consume content related to the areas they’ve been identified as deficient in.
The first section explains workers’ and employers’ responsibilities and obligations under the law toward maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. The second section covers how to identify risks to health and safety in the workplace and how to minimise the risk of them occurring, while the third section outlines how to report and respond to health and safety risks.
The course contains videos, infographics and risk management strategies, presented in the style of interactive social media sites. It’s also responsive, enabling optimal user experience on smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, so users can complete their training on their preferred device.
This course covers the following topics.
- Doing your part
- Creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace
- Contributing to work health and safety
- Hazards and risks
- Risks to health and safety in the workplace
- Strategies to avoid and minimise risks to health and safety in the workplace
- Risk management and reporting
- Reporting on and responding to a health and safety incident in the workplace
- The four-step risk management process
On completing this course, learners should be able to:
- describe the importance of creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace
- identify risks to health and safety in the workplace
- identify how they can contribute to work health and safety
- implement strategies to avoid and minimise risks to health and safety in the workplace
- outline how to report and respond to a health and safety risk or incident in the workplace.
By implementing this course your organisation can:
- reduce the incidence of workplace injuries, accidents and health and safety risks
- promote effective identification and communication of workplace safety issues and incidents
- promote the importance of a safe work environment for all
- mitigate the risk of reputational damage and financial penalties owing to work health and safety breaches.
The content contained in this course is suitable for workers:
- across the public and private sectors
- at all levels of an organisation
- that are ethnically and linguistically diverse
- that have a broad range of technical skills.
Depending on the learner’s pre-assessment results, the course will take up to 25 minutes to complete.