Training Services Australia

WHS for Supervisors

whs for supervisorsWhy choose us?

There is nothing more important than the safety of your employees, contractors and workmates. We have 18 years experience in delivery of vocational education and training.  Our goal is to deliver the highest quality health and safety training so that learners are fully equipped to meet workplace requirements.

If you are looking for a health and safety training for yourself or your staff from a training provider with a reputation for quality and integrity, please contact our friendly and professional training advisors.

Who should do this training?

This course has been designed for frontline managers, team leaders and supervisors with responsibility for managing the health and safety of others in the workplace.

Please note that the course is applicable to those operating under the:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (WA) 1984, or
  • Mines Safety and Inspection Act (WA) 1994

The course does not currently cover the harmonised WHS legislation which is in force in other states of Australia.

This course is an elective unit in the BSB42015 Cert IV in Leadership and Management

How long does the course go for?

The workshop duration is 2 days.

What is the cost?

$550 per person.
The price is for our public workshops in our Perth office. Special rates can be negotiated for programs conducted by Training Services Australia on behalf of our clients, exclusively for their personnel.

Where are the training locations?

Our public workshops are located in Perth at our training centre.

When is the course available?

Public course dates are listed below. Please click on the date to enrol. In-house private training can be arranged at a time and date suitable to your business.

Are there any course pre-requisites?

No qualifications are necessary to participate in this workshop. However, a reasonable level of reading and writing ability is required, as well as basic computer skills. To complete the assessment component of this course, you will need to be working in an organisation where you have responsibility for leading a team, addressing customer needs and coordinating business resources.

Which unit(s) are covered?

BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

What topics and activities are included?

Introduction to WHS

  • What is WHS?
  • Why is WHS important?
  • Trends in WHS terminology
  • Who is responsible for WHS
  • Responsibilities of supervisors and frontline managers

Legislative and Organisational Framework for WHS

  • Background to the legislative framework for WHS
  • Legislative framework in Australia and WA
  • Support and administration of WHS
  • WHS policies, procedures and programs

WHS Communication and Consultation

  • Providing information to the work group
  • Importance of effective consultative mechanisms
  • Consultative processes
  • Safety and health representatives
  • Safety and health committees
  • Monitoring consultative processes
  • Dealing with issues raised through consultation
  • Recording and communicating consultation outcomes

WHS Training

  • Identifying WHS training needs
  • Some specific training needs
  • Arranging to meet WHS training needs
  • WHS training in the workplace
  • Identifying and reporting training costs

Identifying Hazards and Assessing Risks

  • Types of workplace hazards
  • Hazard identification methods
  • Reporting workplace hazards
  • Addressing workplace hazards
  • Using inspections to identify and report workplace hazards
  • Risk assessment
  • Setting timeframes for action

Controlling Risks

  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Application of risk control measures
  • Supervision as a control measure
  • Monitoring and review of risk control measures
  • Risk control plans and job safety analysis

Maintaining WHS Records

  • Recording and reporting WHS incidents
  • Other types of WHS records
  • Using data to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures

Is there any pre-course work?

Before attending the workshop, participants are encouraged to do some research into their organisation’s WHS policies and procedures, and to bring:

  • A copy of their organisation’s OHS / WHS policy
  • An example of one of their organisation’s health and safety procedures
  • A copy of their organisation’s hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control forms
  • A copy of their organisation’s incident / injury report form

What about homework and assessment requirements?

Participants may be required to complete some work at home following Day 1 of the course.

The assessment for this course consists of:

  • Assessment questions and activities to be completed on-course
  • Post-course assessment activities based around:
    • WHS training
    • WHS policies and procedures
    • Hazard identification and team consultation
    • Risk assessment and risk control
    • WHS record keeping
  • Third party report from supervisor confirming practical application of competencies in the workplace

Is there any more information?

Yes! Click here for more detailed course information including Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements, RPL and other general advice. Please also review our learner agreement prior to enrolment which contains important information about your rights and obligations as well as support services. Additionally you can email us here or call us on 08 9422 6444.