Training Services Australia

WHS for Statutory Supervisors

whs for supervisors

Who should do this training?

This course has a been designed for supervisors and team leaders who work in the Western Australian mining industry.
The units covered by this course meet the WorkSafe requirements for statutory supervisors under Schedule 26 of the WHS (Mines) Regulations (WA) 2022.

The units in this course can be used as elective units in the BSB40520 Cert IV in Leadership and Management

How long does the course go for?

The workshop duration is 3 days.

What is the cost?

$900 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?

To successfully complete the course, participants will need to have a reasonable level of reading and writing ability. Examples of activities that participants will need to perform include:

• Access and read WHS information from a variety of sources, including WHS legislation and codes of practice
• Use the internet to locate WHS information

• Access and interpret WHS policies and procedures within their organisation
• Prepare WHS training plans
• Carry out WHS inspections and document the results
• Document workplace hazards and risk assessments, including calculating and ranking risks
• Review and interpret WHS data

Participants will also need to be capable of using word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word) to write, edit and format documents.

Those wishing for further advice about whether they have the necessary LLN skills to complete this course should contact a TSA Training Advisor.

Which unit(s) are covered?

BSBWHS411 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
BSBWHS414 – Contribute to WHS risk management

Information about the currency of these unit is available on

What topics and activities are included?

Introduction to WHS

  • What is WHS?
  • Why is WHS important?
  • Trends in WHS
  • WHS terminology

Legislative and Organisational Framework for WHS

  • Background to the legislative framework for WHS
  • Legislative framework in Australia and WA
  • WHS Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Guidance Materials
  • Key government agencies with a role in WHS
  • WHS management systems: policies, procedures and programs
  • Working with the organisation’s WHSMS

Duties and Responsibilities for WHS

  • Who is responsible for WHS?
  • Duty of care
  • Principles that apply to WHS duties
  • Other duties, rights and obligations
  • Enforcement of WHS legislation

WHS Communication and Consultation

  • Providing information to the work team
  • WHS consultation
  • Safety and health representatives
  • Safety and health committees
  • Toolbox meetings
  • 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
  • Coaching and mentoring

WHS Risk Management

  • The risk management process
  • Types of workplace hazards
  • Hazard identification methods
  • Recording and reporting workplace hazards
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk control
  • Practicability of control measures
  • Hierarchy of risk control measures
  • Monitoring and review of risk control measures
  • Risk management tools

Inspections and Investigations

  • Preparing for an inspection
  • Conducting the inspection
  • Inspection follow up
  • Incidents and accidents
  • Incident investigation
  • Immediate causes and underlying causes
  • Root cause analysis techniques

WHS Record Keeping

  • Types of WHS records
  • Recording and reporting WHS incidents
  • Writing an incident report
  • Using aggregate WHS information and data

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 locate and familiarise themselves with:

• Their organisation’s WHS policy
• An example of one of their organisation’s health and safety procedures
• Their organisation’s WHS risk management policies, procedures and forms
• Their organisation’s incident / injury report form

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 based around WHS topics, including:

– 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.