Health and Safety Representative Awareness Course (1C)

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Course Overview

The Safety Representative course specifically focusses its attention on the fundamentals for individuals appointed as SHE Representatives under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. This active role in health and safety management is both a responsibility and a privilege, empowering individuals to make a real difference in their workplace. This course is not just about learning the rules and regulations; it’s about understanding the importance of safety in the workplace and the role each individual plays in maintaining it.

Upon completion of the Safety Representative course, participants are indeed equipped to serve as Health & Safety Representatives, and active safety committee members. They play a crucial role in promoting workplace safety and ensuring compliance with the OHS Act. As they step into this role, they become the guardians of safety, acting as a bridge between management and employees. Their training allows them to identify potential hazards, recommend solutions, and advocate for safety policies.

Safety Representative Course Overview:

Understanding the OHS Act: Purpose, and implications in the workplace.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Safety Representative, including identifying potential hazards, conducting safety inspections, and liaising with management on safety issues.

Safety Communication: The program emphasizes the importance of effective safety communication in the workplace, including conducting safety meetings, preparing safety reports, and promoting a safety culture.

Legal Compliance and obligations of employers and employees under the OHS Act, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Risk Assessment: Identify potential hazards in the workplace and assess the risks associated with them. This could include machinery, chemicals, work processes, and even ergonomic risks.

Certificate of Successful Completion:

In order to receive a “certificate of successful completion” you need to compile and submit a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your learning during the course.

“It’s a testament to the fact that when it comes to safety, every individual matters, and every action counts. So, let’s champion safety together!”