WHS Awareness - Updated 2018

Price: $60.50 (Incl. GST)

Course Overview

Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy work environment. Therefore, it is important that every member of the organisation is aware of their Work Health and Safety (WHS) responsibilities and relevant WHS legislation. In order to create a hazard and incident free work environment, everyone must contribute and do their part to help create, maintain and improve the safety of the workplace.

WHS encompasses a wide variety of potential issues ranging from arranging a workspace correctly, to responding to bomb threats or fires appropriately. This course is designed to give learners an overview of WHS issues, and raise their awareness of WHS issues that may arise in the office.


Key Content

  • WHS legislation.
  • Management and worker responsibilities.
  • What constitutes a hazard and how to recognise workplace hazards.
  • The risk management process.
  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Performing manual tasks.
  • Managing ergonomic hazards.
  • Chemical and electrical hazards.
  • Hygiene.
  • Inappropriate behaviours such as discrimination, harassment and bullying.
  • Stress.
  • Reporting procedures for hazards and incidents.
  • Emergency response procedures.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain their WHS responsibilities.
  • Identify potential hazards in the workplace.
  • Control hazards to minimise the risk of injuries and incidents.
  • Report hazards and incidents.
  • Respond and react appropriately to emergencies.