Advanced Health and Safety - Updated 2018

Price: $60.50 (Incl. GST)

Course Overview

Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a key concern for organisations and is heavily legislated within Australia. A safe workplace generally means that employees maintain a better quality of work life and a higher level of morale.

This Advanced Health and Safety module has been developed to help learners meet health and safety obligations and requirements under legislation and organisational policies. It is also designed to assist learners in managing health and safety matters within their relevant work environment by explaining the risk management approach.


Key Content

  • WHS legal framework.
  • Duty of care obligations.
  • Due diligence.
  • Worker responsibilities.
  • Consequences of breaching WHS requirements.
  • Regulatory and enforcement bodies.
  • The safety management system.
  • The risk management process:
    • Step 1: Identify the hazard.
    • Step 2: Assess the risk.
    • Step 3: Control the risk.
    • Monitor and review.
    • The risk register.
  • Consultation.
  • Responding to WHS issues.
  • Hazard and incident reporting.
  • Incident investigation.
  • Notifiable incidents.
  • Record Keeping.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the legislation governing WHS and consequences of breach.
  • Explain duty of care obligations.
  • Discuss the WHS responsibilities of managers and workers.
  • Identify the components of the safety management system.
  • Outline and implement the risk management process.
  • Describe the instances in which records must be kept.
  • State the correct procedure for responding to WHS incidents.
  • Explain which incidents and hazards should be investigated and reported, and when regulatory bodies should be notified.