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Workplace Health & Safety Overview


Employees have an obligation to work in a safe manner to protect themselves and others in their workplace, but do they know what their responsibilities, rights, and obligations are?  Contrary to what some employees believe, Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S) is not just the employer's responsibility. They have to concern themselves with WH&S issues because it is the law.  A safe and healthy work environment provides the foundation for increased productivity and profitability levels. Prevention is the best way to deal with WH&S issues. 

This course is designed to be delivered organisation-wide to provide employees and employers with general knowledge of the legal requirements and basic principles and practices relating to WH&S in the work environment. 

Due to the compliance nature of this topic, a formal assessment is also included at the end of the course to test knowledge.  There are also examples and knowledge checks throughout the course. 

As the course is not tailored to your particular circumstances, it should not be treated as legal advice. 


At the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define your WH&S responsibilities and obligation as worker in the work environment
  • Identify hazards which you may encounter in a work environment
  • Consult and communicate about workplace safety issues
  • Undertake remedial action you can take when affected by workplace hazards 


60 minutes (nominal)

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