Every worker owes a duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others at the workplace
The nation’s work health and safety obligations
Australia’s work health and safety laws have come a long way since commencing in 2012. Based on Victorian legislation, they have since been adopted by most states and territories. Western Australia has committed to applying the essential features of the harmonised laws to their own regime. This makes compliance training in these laws critical to understanding our work health and safety obligations nationwide.
Our Work Health and Safety (WHS) course applies to schools around Australia. It addresses the essential elements of the harmonised laws that all states and territories have in common, while also explaining where the Victorian and Western Australian laws differ.
The course covers all the duties and important things you and your staff need to know about the law from a legal as well as from a practical perspective. It also places these duties and obligations in context by outlining who enforces the laws, and how.
Every staff member has a duty of providing reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others in the workplace. They can also play a role in identifying, reducing or removing work health and safety risks. This course ensures that everyone can train in their relevant legal obligations wherever they are in the country.
News! WHS in Western Australian Schools
After a long consultation process and several years of discussion, Western Australia has harmonised its Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws with the national model WHS laws and adopted new industrial manslaughter provisions.
The laws came into effect on 31 March 2022, imposing new duties and obligations on workers and businesses, and introducing penalties for failing to comply. It is essential for anyone carrying on business in Western Australia to familiarise themselves with these laws.
GRC Solutions has updated our WHS courses, including WHS and WHS for Schools, to capture this update, meaning that our course caters to the latest legislative reforms that apply to learners and businesses based in Western Australia.
This update will already appear seamlessly in off-the-shelf course versions. There is no requirement for learners to re-sit this course but please consult your legal counsel for advice tailored to your circumstances
Who should do this training?
This course provides all employees with critical safety training to prevent incidents, develop an appropriate workplace culture and minimise the risk of prosecutions and claims.
It is designed to cater for a diverse audience and all levels of staff. We therefore have generic modules aimed at all employees and some specific to senior management.
Related GRC Solutions Training
- Work Health & Safety (Australia)
- Health & Safety at Work – New Zealand
- Mental Health in the Workplace
- Mental Health and Wellbeing (Microlearning)
- Psychosocial Hazards
- Module 1: Health and safety at school
- Module 2: Workers’ obligations and rights
- Module 3: Duties of PCBUs
- Module 4: Compliance and enforcement measures
- Module 5: Duties of officers
- Module 6: Other parties
Do you have a policy or process, or some subject-matter expertise that you would like to add to this course?
Talk to us about ways we can quickly tailor the course to suit your needs.