Essentials of Work Health and Safety

Essentials of Work Health and Safety Training

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 Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) or Work Health and Safety (WHS). 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
  • 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
  • How WHS law is enforced
  • Roles and responsibilities of employers
  • Responsibilities of workers
  • The importance of a WHS policy
  • 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 31 screens of content followed by an assessment of 8 randomised questions. Participants must answer all questions correctly in order to complete the course, and may review content and reattempt the assessment until it has been passed.
Most people will complete the course in 25-30 minutes. After completion, a personalised certificate can be printed.

About our Essentials series of courses

MCQ International offers a Comprehensive series and an Essentials series of courses. The Essentials series is ideal for general staff who require compliance training without investing too much time. Essentials courses can usually be completed in around 30 minutes, while our Comprehensive courses may take up to 120 minutes. For personnel who require a higher level of training (e.g. supervisors or at-risk groups) the Comprehensive series may be more suitable.

Additional unique tools and features

MCQ International’s compliance courses are supported by the flexible and powerful Ensignia® OCLMS platform. The course content also includes many unique features and customisation options that no other vendor can match.


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