PROGRAMS FOR THE SAFETY TEAM

Download Course OutlinesAs organisations’ mature expectations of the safety team rise, safety professionals need the capability to become trusted advisors to those managers and leaders who hold the accountability for a safe workplace.

These programs include stakeholder management, advanced communication and engagement skills, ability to influence at all levels of the organisation, and championing safety outcomes with a clear eye on the commercial imperatives.

Programs Include:

>>Safety Leadership Foundation Program

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This program develops the core level of knowledge required for leaders who need to take accountability and responsibility for healthy and safe thinking and behaviours in the workplace.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate improved skills in conducting effective safety conversations
  • Understand and more effectively manage the drivers of at risk behaviours
  • Demonstrate increased capability in identifying and managing hazards and risks in the workplace

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>>Workers Compensation Claim Management

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This specialist program covers the skills and knowledge required to understand and explain to workgroups the benefits of compliance with workers compensation legislation, and apply the requirements of relevant legislation and organisational procedures within their area of responsibility.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • State clearly why it is important to manage each workers compensation claim effectively
  • Determine the information required to determine liability
  • Develop a workers compensation claim management plan
  • Manage a straight forward workers compensation claim
  • Determine who to liaise with in relation to a workers compensation claim
  • Know when and whom to involve in managing a complex workers compensation claim
  • Find the appropriate documentation to use across the workers compensation claim management process

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>>Subcontractor Management

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This program enhances and develops the skills and capabilities of leaders in the areas of selecting, managing and monitoring subcontractor and supplier activities to ensure effective management of site WHS risks.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a five step process for effectively managing subcontractors
  • Ensure obligations are being met under WHS legislation with respect to subcontractors
  • Demonstrate ways to improve engagement and reduce the need for micro-management
  • Ensure clarity of scope on contracts throughout the procurement process
  • Learn how to provide feedback that encourages continuous improvement rather than remediation

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>>Safety Interactions – Observation and Inspection

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This program refines and enhances the skills and capabilities of leaders in conducting observations and inspections. Most importantly, this program develops skills to positively engage everyone in speaking out about what’s working and what’s not in a workplace so that the best possible data can be collected.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Articulate their roles and responsibilities as a leader in relation to Observation and Inspection interactions
  • Prepare for an effective observation and inspection
  • Use the WALK (Watch, Ask Questions, Listen and Keep Safe) template
  • Conduct genuine two-way safety conversations
  • Create an increased awareness in others to observe and influence safety

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Return to Work

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The effectiveness of rehabilitation processes of an injured worker is commonly correlated with the level of support and intervention given by line managers and their interaction with those injured in the workplace.
Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Engage and support injured workers and other affected personnel through the organisation’s early intervention and rehabilitation processes
  • Determine how and when to create individualised and appropriate rehabilitation plans in conjunction with the injured person, health professionals and other internal stakeholders
  • Identify ways to proactively, appropriately and sustainably support those that are injured through their rehabilitation
  • Regularly monitor and review compliance with and success of an injured person’s rehabilitation/return to work plan, with the aim of graduating the injured person back to their pre-injury duties
  • Complete and retain details of the person’s rehabilitation process in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements

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Risk Assessment

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This module refines and enhances the skills and capabilities of leaders in the areas of hazard identification, risk analysis, and identification and implementation of appropriate risk controls.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the difference between a hazard and a risk
  • Improve on-the-job risk assessment by involving others
  • Effectively engage in the implementation and appropriate monitoring, review and enhancement of controls with the key people undertaking the workplace activity

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>>Participate in Health and Safety Committees

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Participants will develop the skills and capabilities necessary to be successful in their role as a Health and Safety Committee (HSC) member.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the purpose and role of HSCs
  • Determine the role and responsibilities, rights and desired outcomes of the HSC member
  • Demonstrate effective methods for planning and preparing for HSC meetings
  • Run or participate effectively in timely and results-focused meetings
  • Develop techniques to ensure the engagement of all participants and genuine two-way communication both during the meeting and after
  • Follow through on actions within their responsibility and monitor effectiveness of the new solutions

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>>Participate in Incident Investigations

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This highly interactive program gives participants the mindset and skill set to undertake or assist in incident investigations. The program demonstrates how to undertake a rigorous investigation in a way that is not based on assumption or blame.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in participating in an investigation
  • Use the critical 7 steps to ensure the root cause and sustainable actions are identified and implemented
  • Identify and ensure all evidence and facts pertaining to an incident are understood, sequenced and analysed
  • Determine who and when others need to be involved in the investigative process
  • Identify and establish preventative actions and follow up on effective implementation of these actions
  • Develop and require effective reports
  • Coach others to use best practice safety thinking when investigating near misses, high potential incidents and other critical events

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>>WHS Workplace Assessment and Audit

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This program is designed to give participants a full understanding of the purpose and benefits of a Workplace Health and Safety Assessment or Audit, as well as the steps involved in carrying out a successful assessment.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Prepare a project or workplace for a formal audit
  • Select and use a suitable internal assessment tool or be able to identify or consult to create one appropriate to their environment/workplace
  • Find out what can be enhanced and what is working in areas of the leader’s accountability
  • Communicate a positive message and help to shift attitudes toward Audits and Assessments
  • Build their own action plan for improvement rather than defend or deny the problems identified by an external person

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>>Manage Incident Investigations

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This highly interactive program gives leaders with the responsibility of leading or overseeing incident investigations the opportunity to reflect upon and build skills in the effective planning and management of all levels of incident investigations, either solely, or through the leadership of a team.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Determine the requirements, protocols and processes of managing a post incident response
  • Apply the critical steps in creating and leading an investigation team
  • Plan an incident investigation
  • Lead others to gather evidence effectively, recreate a sequence of events, and then identify the real causal factors of an incident
  • Collaboratively create sustainable corrective and preventative actions and oversee appropriate and effective reporting and monitoring and review processes
  • Effectively debrief, acknowledge the efforts of, and disband the investigation team

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 >>LEADing Safety

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This one day foundation skills program is designed to equip anyone (particularly those in leadership positions) with responsibility for safety with the core skills of artful safety conversations, increased understanding of a leader’s role in ensuring a safe workplace the ability to lift team performance through engagement and involvement.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Determine their own roles and responsibilities as a leader within their organisation and the expectations related to ensuring a safe workplace
  • Lead others to think and demonstrate the behaviours required to act safely every day – through skillful safety conversations
  • Develop deep awareness of legal and organisational requirements of all leaders in a workplace for high risk activities, less tangible risks, long term impacts of workplace on personal psychological and physical health
  • Identify personal strategies for role modelling the desired skills and behaviours required of team members
  • Demonstrate the skills to hold engaging and interesting safety topics that moves from “alerts” and “passionate statements of caring about safety” to tangible team meetings designed to engage, get people speaking up and being involved in the the proactive management of risk everyday

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 >> Effective Safety Consultation

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This program focuses on helping participants generate genuine two-way communication.

Objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Conduct effective and engaging Toolbox Talks, Pre-Start and safety meetings
  • Gain employees’ and team members’ attention and get them motivated about safety
  • Learn how to overcome potential barriers to achieve engaged participation
  • Ensure others don’t just hear, but understand safety messages
  • Show confidence as a communicator and leader
  • Apply effective consultation skills to all meetings

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 >>Steps For Safety

Our courses can be taken individually or combined into a nationally recognised  safety or leadership qualifications. Our qualifications include:

 

>10604NAT Certificate IV in Safety Leadership (WHS) – Construction
>BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
>BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety
>TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
> BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership And Management

Programs
For Leaders  | For Safety Teams | For Employees

 

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