At Leading Safety Training, we provide the industry-leading 1-day WHS Committee Training course. This course is accredited with third party certification aligned with ISO 29993:2017; the only WHS committee training course with this certification in Australia.
When it comes to working situations, safety is supreme. As the experts in safety training, we have developed an in-depth yet streamlined WHS Committee Training Program. Our course highlights industry best practices designed to meet world-class education standards and delivered by experts in their profession. Our program is regularly available can be delivered live via zoom, online or onsite anywhere across NSW and customised for QLD, ACT, VIC, NT, WA, SA & TAS
This Safety Committee course benefits the workplace as a whole and provides participants with tools knowledge and skills to develop better safety standards and practices in their workplace.
The course covers WHS law, WHS duties of all workers in the workplace, functions of a Safety Committee, communication skills, risk management skills, a safety inspection, emergency preparedness, incident investigation and safety psychology. The right topics to empower a Safety Committee to effectively contribute to a reduction in safety incidents and enhance working conditions. Effective WHS Committees are a true asset to any organization and will assist in building better, more efficient businesses with increased WHS compliance.
Safety Committee Training Topics NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC, NT, WA, SA & TAS
Safety (WHS) Laws
The legal framework, duty holders & consultation under the WHS Act 2011.
Functions of Safety Committees
Functions of Health and Safety Committees and Chairpersons.
Meeting and presentation skills, the 10 Laws of Human Communication, problem-solving skills.
Elements of an Emergency Response Plan.
Hazard identification assessment & control, site safety inspection, WHS programs, OHS Management Systems (OHSMS).
Incident investigation tools and skills.
How to reduce the riskiness of behaviours – review of a real-life case study that achieved a steep decline in incidents.
The course runs for 7 hours.
Course assessments are informal and include written/multiple-choice questions, group work, risk management practices.
Each participant will receive a 90+ page course handbook.
Third-party (Exemplar Global) Course certification aligned with ISO 29993:2017.
Not All Health and Safety Committee Courses are Created Equal!
Independent third party certification aligned with ISO 29993:2017 by Exemplar Global, is evidence that this course meets the highest international industry recognized standards for learning services.
What is ISO 29993:2017?
ISO 29993:2017 Learning services outside formal education – Service requirements, is an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization or ISO.
Who is the International Organization for Standardization or ISO?
ISO is an independent, non governmental international organization with their head office in Geneva Switzerland. They have a worldwide membership of 164 standards organizations including Standards Australia.
Through its members, ISO brings together experts from all over the world to develop international standards.
ISO Standards are made by Industry for Industry.
Safety Committee Training FAQ
Is It a Legal Requirement to Have a Health and Safety Committee?
It is not a legal requirement to have a Health and Safety Committee unless you are in the ACT and involved in a major construction project. It is not a legal requirement to have Health and Safety Committee training, however, well trained Safety Committees are a true asset to ANY business. A Health and Safety Committee enables businesses to effectively consult with their workers about how to improve safety practices, standards, procedures and processes leading to a reduction in safety incidents and business disruption. And of course, improve WHS legal compliance.
When Is a Health and Safety Committee Required?
A Health and Safety Committee is required when five or more workers or a health and safety representative lodge a request to establish a health and safety committee with the PCBU.
In the ACT a Safety Committee is required for Major Construction Projects.
Health and Safety Committees are created to assist the PCBU to improve employees’ safety in the workplace and its compliance with workplace health and safety legislation. By developing these important areas, they also improve workers morale, business efficiency and reduce expensive workplace disruptions.
How Long is the Term for a Health and Safety Committee?
The term for a health and safety committee varies depending on what is required of them. Some committees form to serve alongside a specific project or resolve pre-determined issues. Once their aims have been met and they are no longer needed, they can be dissolved. In most companies, health and safety committees operate in the long term as they are constantly revising and improving the safety standards of their working environment.
What Does a Work Health and Safety Committee Do?
A work health and safety committee is a group of individuals tasked with improving and assisting in the management of the safety standards within their place of work. The committee convenes with management and works directly with employees to identify safety issues and hazards and identify/recommend solutions. This practice aims to reduce the number of incidents within the workplace and provide workers with peace of mind, knowing their safety is being looked after. The work health and safety committee also assists the PCBU that the workplace is compliant with safety standards and the business is operating in line with the appropriate legislation.
How Long is the Safety Committee Training Course?
Our WHS Committee Training runs for one day or approximately 7 hours. This time is the same across our face to face, live via Zoom. The self paced 100% online course takes about 4-5 hours to complete. Only requiring a single working day to complete, we developed our course to be accessible yet long enough to ensure the key points are adequately covered off, empowering participants to make a valuable contribution to workplace safety..
Are There Formal Assessments for The Health and Safety Committee Training?
WHS Committee Training assessments are informal but important. The course uses written and multiple-choice questions, group work and practical risk management activities to solidify the understanding of everyone who attends our 1- day course. The key outcome we strive for is to develop students knowledge and skills to effectively carry out their role as a member of a health and safety committee and therefore making a valuable contribution to creating a safe workplace.
How Much Does Health and Safety Committee Training Cost?
We don’t cut corners on our course development and delivery so you get access to this industry leading, certified safety committee training. The Online WHS Committee Training is $399 per person for individual bookings. For group bookings contact us for a quote. Our Safety Committee Training Course is the only one of its kind with independent certification aligned with ISO 29993:2017 and teaching from industry experts who have walked the talk.
How Many People Do You Need for a Health and Safety Committee?
You can establish a health and safety committee on your own accord if you identify the need for an effective team to assist in managing safety. Additionally, if a health and safety representative or a group of at least five workers lodge a request with the PCBU to establish one, a health and safety committee must be established within 2 months.
The number of safety committee members is determined through consultation with workers. By law, management can nominate up to 50% of safety committee membership. The safety committee should have management members on it with adequate decision making authority.