At the successful completion of this course a trainee will be able to identify and describe legislative rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety, and identify the principles of workplace safety. They will also be able to demonstrate safe work practices and describe hazards that may harm fellow workers, the work environment, and organisations. They can then apply risk assessment procedures and implement hazard control measures to deal with the hazard.
Course Overview Theory and practical lessons covering the following:
Responsibilities of employers and employees under the HSW Act are identified.
Describe the systems approach to workplace health and safety
Hazard management controls are explained
Explain how hazards are defined in the HSW Act.
Describe hazards that may harm workers, the work environment, and organisations
Explain health and safety requirements for hazard control
Describe hazard control methods
Apply risk assessment procedures
Identify the principles of workplace safety in a workplace
Identifying safe and unsafe work practices
Describe good workplace health and safety practices.
NZQA Unit Standards 497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
17593 Apply safe work practices in the workplace
17602 Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace
Attendance NumbersMinimum of 10, maximum of 15 per trainer. Course Duration One day course: For trainees who are actively using a health and safety system and can provide evidence of current operating procedures e.g. SOP, JSA and Hazard identification techniques.
Two day course: For trainees who are not currently using a health and safety system.