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Health and Safety in the Workplace

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Health and Safety in the Workplace
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This course has been designed to provide an understanding of health and safety responsibilities in the workplace, how to manage risk in the workplace using the risk management process, and what you should expect to find in the workplace to help you work safely.

Target Audience

In any workplace, whether it's an office, a construction site, or a factory floor, ensuring the health and safety of employees should be a top priority. A strong culture of safety not only protects individuals from potential hazards, but also fosters a productive and harmonious working environment.

It is crucial that every member of an organisation actively contributes to maintaining workplace health and safety, as it is the responsibility of each and every person, from the CEO to the newest employee, to prioritise their own safety and that of their colleagues.

Accidents and hazardous incidents not only cause physical harm but can also result in emotional trauma and financial burdens for employees and their families. By implementing and adhering to robust safety protocols, organisations significantly reduce the risk of accidents, minimising the potential for injuries and fatalities. A safe workplace cultivates a sense of security and well-being, allowing employees to focus on their tasks with peace of mind.

A safe work environment directly contributes to increased productivity and efficiency. When employees feel safe and secure, they are more likely to be focused, motivated, and engaged in their work. Conversely, fear and uncertainty can hamper productivity and creativity. By prioritising health and safety, employers show their commitment to their workforce, leading to higher job satisfaction, lower absenteeism rates, and improved overall performance.  

This course provides all people in your organisation with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to ensuring the safety of everyone in the workplace.

Creating a culture of safety requires collective effort from all members of an organisation. From top-level management to front-line workers, everyone must actively participate and take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their colleagues.

Training programs, regular safety audits, and open channels of communication are essential tools for fostering a culture of safety. Employers should encourage employees to report hazards, near misses, and safety concerns promptly, ensuring that these issues are addressed promptly and effectively.

Learning Outcomes

The course has been designed from the ground up to provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to ensuring the safety of everyone in the workplace. Upon completing the course learners will have an understanding of:

  • Workplace health and safety legislation relevant to them
  • Their health and safety responsibilities in the workplace
  • How to manage risk in the workplace using the risk management process
  • Common workplace hazard, and
  • Steps they can take to reduce the risks associated with these hazards.

To achieve these learning outcomes, the course makes use of our learner contextualisation technology, which tailors the course to suit each learner. For example, learners based in Victoria will learn about workplace health and safety in the context of Victoria’s own OHS laws, whereas those based in New South Wales will receive content based on the national harmonised legislation.

Organisations with a multi-State and Territory footprint, will be able to tailor the content learners receive efficiently within the same single learning module.

The look and feel of the course can also be tailored to suit different workplaces, such as an office work environment, or the healthcare or construction industries.

The course features interactive case study scenarios set in a variety of workplace environments, and information that focuses on important behavioural change to protect workers from injuries.

Contextualised Content

This course contains a range of contextualisation options to suit your learners. Upon beginning the course, learners are prompted to select their region from the following, which will tailor the content to suit the relevant laws and regulations.

  • Victoria (Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004)
  • Rest of Australia (Model WHS Act 2011)

Additionally, the look and feel of the course can be contextualised to reflect specific industries. The currently supported industry streams are:

  • General (Office based worker)
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
Legislation, safety Procedures, Responsibilities, Workplace, Risk Management, Workplace Health and Safety