09 Mar Work Health Safety – Is it really relevant to me?
As a Work Health and Safety (WHS) trainer, this is one of the most common questions I am asked. The short answer is yes.
Each year there are unacceptable numbers of workplace injuries, from minor injuries requiring first aid to catastrophic, life altering incidents. These incidents affect not only the injured employee, but also colleagues, families and the wider community.
Uncontrolled workplace hazards can go unnoticed, unreported or worse still – ignored. If these potential hazards could be identified, assessed and adequately controlled, perhaps we could lessen the number of workplace incidents and send all of our people home safely.
Our workforce needs to be educated and proactive in its commitment to safety.
If you are a coordinator, advisor or facilitator, with an eye for detail, if you possess a burning inclination to stop and do the right thing and have the passion and drive to create a safe and healthy workplace for your teams, this course could be just what you need to get you started on an exciting safety learning pathway.
The BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of contexts. This qualification is entry level into WHS and suitable for people who are wanting to move into WHS or who are working in a WHS role, who provide leadership and guidance and have some limited responsibilities for the output of other.