Safety Committee Essentials

Practical Training in your workplace

Safety Committee Essentials Training

This safety committee training course is designed to give participants' the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective member of the Health and Safety Committee (HSC) under the WHS Act 2011.

The role of the Health and Safety Committee members is to ensure genuine representation in health and safety matters that affect to Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU - the new term that includes employers).

Health and Safety Committees (HSCs) allow businesses to work together with workers on health and safety matters. The main functions of a committee are to facilitate cooperation in developing and carrying out measures to improve the health and safety of workers.

Not all members of organisations are aware of, or understand the purpose, functions or responsibilities of the HSC. After attending this training they will, as our course is focused on detailing those responsibilities and how to form and function as a health and safety committee. Our course provides skills and knowledge to enable HSC members to participate effectively in committee duties and contribute to the continual improvement of safety performance in their organisation.

Course Topics:
  • Duty of care
  • Responsibilities of employers (person conducting a business or undertaking)
  • Duty of Officers (Managers)
  • Responsibilities of employees (Workers)
  • Responsibilities of those in control of workplaces
  • Role and function of SafeWork NSW
  • Offences and Penalties
  • Incident Notification and Reportable Incidents
  • Consultation Overview
  • WHS Risk Management
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Control
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Meetings
  • Workplace inspection - Practical exercise (30-60 minutes)

Quick Facts:
  • Delivery Options: This course can be delivered in your workplace
  • Certification: All participants receive a certificate of attendance
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge
  • Course Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

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