About this course

The content for Workplace Health and Safety has been developed by Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers, topics covered include:

WHS basics

Explains employee and employer responsibilities under the WHS laws and the enforcement options available to WHS Regulators should a breach occur.

Eliminating health and safety risks

Covers how to identify hazards, the risk management process, how to assess how risky a hazard is and implementing control measures and reporting.

Identifying risks and hazards

Practical examples, activities highlight safety concerns in the work environment, workstation ergonomics, manual handling and people based hazards.

What happens if there is an accident at work?

Provides a practical guide to what actions should be taken should an incident/accident occur.

Workplace Health and Safety for managers

This optional module explains directors, managers and supervisors WHS obligations, WHS legislation, fines and defending a prosecution. Managers' responsibilities hazard identification and risk assessment, hazard control and monitoring and how to handle investigations are also covered.

Program content

This program features:

  • Employee and manager modules
  • OHS (VIC & WA) versions
  • Animation, audio, interactive activities and easy to follow infographics
  • Glossary links provide quick access to detailed explanations and technical terms
  • Case Studies, Danger Zone and Take Note content highlight devices emphasise key concepts

Workplace Health & Safety Awareness has been developed using our dynamic and responsive training interface, ensuring our training content is adaptable to your needs and usable across desktop and mobile devices.

Sneak Peek

Spotting different types of hazards - Workstations

Ergonomically designed and correctly adjusted workstation furniture and equipment can reduce the risk of a range of occupational injuries.

Chairs should be adjustable, comfortable and have good back support.

When you sit your thighs should be fully supported, with a gap of approximately two centimetres behind your knees, your feet should always be flat on the floor with your knees bent at approximately a 90-degree angle.

If the chair has an adjustable backrest, raise or lower it so that the contour of the chair provides lower back support and set the tilt of the backrest to support your body in an upright position.

Position your monitor directly in front of you with the top of the monitor at, or slightly below, eye level with a viewing distance of between 50 and 100 centimetres.

Place your keyboard near the front edge of the desk at approximately elbow height.

The ideal position of the wrist while typing and using a mouse is straight with the hand in line with the forearm. Avoid tightly gripping the mouse, use keyboard short cuts to reduce extended mouse use and try changing the side you position your mouse, this can help manage or prevent wrist or arm pain. Adjustable desk heights can accommodate people of various heights who may share workstations.

If your desk design allows, try changing to a standing position, this improves posture and can reduce neck and shoulder problems.

All equipment and task materials on or around the desk should be within comfortable reach to avoid over-reaching or unnecessary twisting of any part of the body.

Good lighting will prevent you from straining your eyes and a headset is a good idea if you spend a great deal of time on the phone.

If you are at a workstation or a computer for a prolonged period, it is very important that that you change your posture, vary your activities and do some simple stretches and posture variations suggested in the guide provided.

Content customisation

All programs may be customised to meet any specific requirements you may have. We offer many customisations as standard, these include:

  • The inclusion of company contacts into the training content. e.g. Legal, Privacy Officer or HR contacts
  • Inserting relevant company policies into the content and the option to include an 'I have read...' acknowledgement
  • Specifying the number of quick quiz, case studies and test questions
  • Custom enrolment and reminder emails

Training administration and support

ComplianceNet manages your online training administration process and provide phone and email user 'Help Desk' support.

Our services include enrolment and reminder emails to users, suppling user reports to training administrators at agreed intervals and scheduling and managing refresher training requirements ensuring that all employees keep up-to-date with their compliance training requirements.

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At a glance

Content customisation: Client content can be included
Company policies: Company policies and 'I have read' acknowledgements may be incorporated
Assessment: Randomised assessment questions
Certificate: Selfserve Certificate of Completion

Content by: Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
Designed for: Managers, employees and contractors
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Recommended frequency: Every year
Mobile ready: Yes, optimised for desktop and mobile devices

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