Training Services Australia

Risk Management, Hazardous Chemicals, and Incident Response

emergency preventionWho should do this training?

This workshop has been developed for those whose responsibilities include contributing to WHS risk management, supporting the control of hazardous chemicals in the workplace, and assisting with workplace incident response (including incident investigation). The course is ideal for those working at the level of a WHS officer or advisor, and forms part of the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

The course is applicable to those operating under the Work Health and Safety Act.

How long does the course go for?

The workshop duration is 4 days.

What is the cost?

$1100 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. We can also offer in-house client specific training overseas, throughout regional Australia as well as all capital cities including Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

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 relatively high level of reading and writing ability is required, as well as reasonable numeracy and computer skills. It is recommended that participants attend this course after they have completed TSA’s ‘Research and apply WHS legislation’ course or be a currently elected Safety and Health Representative.

Which unit(s) are covered?

BSBWHS414 – Contribute to WHS risk management
BSBWHS431 – Develop processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace
BSBWHS416 – Contribute to workplace incident response

What topics and activities are included?

Day 1

Contribute to WHS risk management

  • Introduction to WHS risk management
  • Identifying workplace hazards
  • Assessing WHS risks

Day 2

Contribute to WHS risk management (continued)

  • Controlling WHS risks
  • Risk management tools

Day 3

Contributing to managing hazardous chemicals in the workplace

  • Legislative requirements relating to hazardous chemicals
  • Safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Processes and procedures for controlling hazardous chemicals
  • Providing hazardous chemicals training
  • Monitoring and reporting on processes for controlling hazardous chemicals

Day 4

Contribute to workplace incident response

  • Introduction to workplace incident response
  • Initial incident response
  • Introduction to incident investigation
  • Conducting an incident investigation

Is there any pre-course work?

Before attending the workshop, participants are encouraged to:

  • Access and bring a copy of their organisation’s policies, procedures and forms relating to WHS risk management, incident reporting, and incident investigation
  • Identify the incident investigation methodology used in their workplace
  • Identify examples of hazardous chemicals used in their workplace and bring examples of associated procedures

What about homework and assessment requirements?

Participants may be required to complete some work at home after each day of the course, in preparation for the following day.

The assessment for this course consists of:

  • Assessment questions and activities to be completed on-course
  • Post-course assessment activities requiring candidates to practically apply the competencies in the workplace, including:
    – Working with others to identify different types of hazards, assess risk, and contribute to developing and implementing risk controls
    – Development of processes for controlling hazardous chemicals in the workplace
    – Providing training in relation to hazardous chemical use in the workplace
    – Participating in workplace incident investigations


This course forms part of the BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

Information about the currency of this qualification is available at:

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.