“Every worker owes a duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others at the workplace”
The nation’s work health and safety obligations
Australia’s work health and safety laws have come a long way since commencing in 2012. Based on Victorian legislation, they have since been adopted by most states and territories. Western Australia has committed to applying the essential features of the harmonised laws to their own regime. This makes compliance training in these laws critical to understanding our work health and safety obligations nationwide.
Our Work Health and Safety (WHS) course applies to learners around Australia. It addresses the essential elements of the harmonised laws that all states and territories have in common, while also explaining where the Victorian and Western Australian laws differ.
The course covers all the duties and important things you and your staff need to know about the law – from a legal as well as from a practical perspective. It also places these duties and obligations in context by outlining who enforces the laws, and how.
Every worker has a duty of providing reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others in the workplace. They can also play a role in identifying, reducing or removing work health and safety risks. This course ensures that everyone can train in their relevant legal obligations wherever they are in the country.
We now have a new version of the course available: WHS in the Office, dealing with issues that are specific to an office environment. It explains in plain English the issues that employees need to know and understand from a legal as well as a practical perspective.
As always, we back it up with a large number of practical examples ranging from ergonomics to direct dangers to employees’ health.
Who should do this training?
This course provides all employees with critical safety training to prevent incidents, develop an appropriate workplace culture and minimise the risk of prosecutions and claims.
It is designed to cater for a diverse audience and all levels of staff. We therefore have generic modules aimed at all employees and some specific to senior management.
- Module 1: Introduction to WHS
- Module 2: Workers’ obligations and rights
- Module 3: Duties of PCBUs
- Module 4: Compliance and enforcement measures
- Module 5: Duties of officers
- Module 6: Other parties