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Workplace Health & Safety

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: VBS103

Workplace Health & Safety Outline

Learning to recognise potentially dangerous situations can mean the avoidance of litigation, work disruption, and significant, unnecessary costs. Make sure that an accident that could have been avoided is not the reason your business fails. This course was developed by highly qualified professionals, who have years of experience in industry.


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
  2. Legislation
  3. Protective Equipment
  4. Handling Chemicals
  5. Handling Equipment
  6. Handling Objects
  7. Using VDUs
  8. Working Alone
  9. Standards & Rules
  10. Signs & Signals

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Determine procedures followed in the workplace to control workplace health and safety practices.
  • Determine workplace health and safety legislation which is relevant to your industry and locality.
  • Identify procedures for the safe use of chemicals in the workplace.
  • Identify procedures for the safe use of equipment, including tools and machinery, in the workplace.
  • Identify procedures for the safe manual handling of objects in the workplace.
  • Develop workplace health and safety rules and practices, for a specified workplace.
  • Identify standard signs and hand signals used in workplace health and safety in Australia.

Activities

  • Define workplace health and safety, for a specified industry.
  • List different individuals and groups within a workplace who have a responsibility with respect to workplace health and safety.
  • Identify the role of the workplace health and safety officer in a workplace.
  • Explain the operation of consultative processes in the management of workplace health and safety.
  • Define duty of care, for a specific industry.
  • Outline the scope of federal legislation in workplace health and safety.
  • Outline the scope of state legislation in workplace health and safety.
  • Explain workplace health and safety regulations within a specified industry.
  • Explain the legal standing of workplace health and safety codes of practice.
  • Assess different specified workplace situations to determine which are liable to prosecution, and which are not liable to prosecution.
    • including:
    • petroleum products
    • cleaning chemicals
    • explosives
    • pesticides
  • Explain factors that contribute towards problems with dangerous chemicals.
  • Analyse a workplace situation to determine potential safety problems with dangerous chemicals.
  • Recommend changes in the workplace in response to the potential safety problems with dangerous chemicals.
  • List legal requirements for storage and use of dangerous chemicals in a specified workplace situation.
  • Explain appropriate storage procedures for different types of chemicals, including:
    • pesticides
    • petroleum products
    • cleaning chemicals
    • explosives
  • Explain appropriate disposal procedures for different types of dangerous chemicals.
  • Identify potential problems in the workplace with different types of dangerous chemicals.

Workplace Health & Safety

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: VBS103