Essentials of Work Health and Safety Training

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Every employer has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for workers and others in the workplace and to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent harm and injury. This responsibility is referred to as Work Health and Safety (WHS) or Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Workers also share a responsibility to protect their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.

This popular Essentials of Work Health and Safety online compliance training module explains the responsibilities shared by employers and workers. The course not only aims to impart knowledge about legal regulations and OHS concepts, but continually encourages each staff member to apply the knowledge to their everyday activities.

What the course covers

The Essentials of Work Health and Safety course covers the following major subject areas:

  • What is meant by Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • Why Work Health and Safety is important
  • The legal framework behind WHS
  • Key motivations for ensuring safety
  • The ‘duty of care’ principle
  • Consequences for breaching WHS laws
  • Roles and responsibilities of employers
  • Responsibilities of workers
  • How to prevent accidents
  • Reporting accidents and near-misses.

Course structure and delivery

This course is delivered as an online self-paced training module. The module consists of 32 screens of content followed by an assessment of randomised questions. Participants must answer all questions correctly in order to complete the course, and may review content and re-attempt the assessment until it has been passed. Most people will complete the course in 25 to 30 minutes. After completion, a personalised certificate can be printed.

Advanced course features

Our courses are designed with accessibility and convenience in mind. All courses feature:

  • 24 x 7 online availability from anywhere
  • Learners can complete course content over multiple sessions
  • Content can be viewed on computers, tablet devices and even mobile phones
  • Interactive exercises and variety of presentation styles increase engagement
  • Courses include optional audio narration for content and scenarios
  • Up-to-date real-world and hypothetical examples to illustrate concepts
  • Accessibility options such as dark mode and reader view for the visually impaired.

Additional unique tools and features

High quality, comprehensive and engaging content is not all there is to our unique course offerings. Our courses are supported by the flexible and powerful Online Compliance Learning Management System (OCLMS) platform. The platform also includes many unique administration features and customisation options that enable you to present a consistent and appealing experience.


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