28 Sep Work Health and Safety
As the years have gone by and we have continued to enrol thousands of people from all walks of life into the various Work Health and Safety qualifications we facilitate, it has dawned on me just how serious our role is as an RTO. I am forever amazed at how many people get hurt or worse in our country each and every year and none of these so called accidents had to happen. Consider the following article from http://www.worksafenews.com.au/component/k2/item/585-braeside-fatality-takes-workplace-toll-to-18.html dated 13th September 2017:
“A 39 year-old male worker has died in hospital from his injuries after an incident last month where the elevating work platform he was operating was struck by a car at Braeside.
It is understood the man was in the process of loading the platform onto a towing vehicle when the car struck the bucket of the platform. The incident took place on 11 August.
The tragedy takes to 18 the total number of workplace fatalities this year, compared to 23 fatalities at the same time last year.
WorkSafe’s investigation into the incident is ongoing.”
Now it is not for us to try to apportion blame, this is the task of Worksafe and the Court but the concept that a person was put in harms way whilst simply earning a living is dreadful. I wonder if there was a risk assessment conducted, was there a control in position? Should elimination have overridden convenience? Was consultation conducted? There are a myriad of questions that will be asked but the one thing I can tell you is that doing a Qualification in Work Health and Safety would clearly bring to the fore the elements that need to be considered to keep people safe on every aspect of a work task.
Do yourself, your family and everyone you work with, and enrol in BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety with HBA.
You can do it in our classroom, at home self paced or, if your workplace has at least 6 people, we can come to you.