WHS for Managers

Price: $50.00 (Incl. GST)

Course Overview

Work Health and Safety (WHS) is a key concern for organisations and is heavily legislated within Australia. Both managers and workers must take reasonable care to ensure their personal safety and the safety of others. This can be achieved by abiding with legislation, adopting a risk management approach and effectively managing and resolving WHS issues in the workplace.

This course identifies the WHS responsibilities of managers in promoting a safe workplace. It also explains the risk management approach and describes the procedures for resolving WHS issues.

Key Content

  • WHS legal framework;
  • Duty of care obligations;
  • Due diligence;
  • Consequences of breaching legislation;
  • Regulatory and enforcement bodies;
  • Effective WHS management;
  • The safety management system;
  • The risk management process:
    • Step 1 - Identify the hazards;
    • Step 2 - Assess the risks;
    • Step 3 - Control the risks;
    • Step 4 - Monitor and review;
  • Consultation;
  • Training and induction;
  • Record keeping;
  • Responding to WHS issues;
  • Hazard and incident reporting;
  • Incident investigation, documentation and notification;
  • Workers compensation;
  • The return to work program.


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify legislation governing WHS and consequences of breach;
  • Describe the components of the safety management system;
  • Discuss their WHS responsibilities;
  • Outline and implement the risk management process;
  • Evaluate and apply procedures to resolve WHS issues.