At Leading Safety Training, we provide an industry-leading 1-day WHS Committee Training course. This course is accredited with third party certification aligned with ISO 29993:2017; the only health and safety 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 course in benefits the workplace as a whole and the attendees who share their knowledge and training as they seek to communicate and collaborate with workers to develop better safety standards and practices in their workplace.
Our expert training aids in health and safety committees to collaborate with other members in their working environment to decrease safety incidents and enhance working conditions. Additionally, the course educates attendees on legal compliance and teaches best practices for reporting incidents and reducing business disruptions.
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 plus a USB with various safety documentations.
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 proof 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 except if you are in the ACT and involved in a major construction project. Same for Health and Safety Committee Training. However, it is highly valued in many workplaces. A health and safety committee enables businesses to communicate with their workers about safety practices, procedures and guidelines and collaborate to improve these conditions.
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 display their desire to establish a health and safety committee.
In the ACT a Safety Committee is required for Major Construction Projects.
Health and Safety Committees are created to guarantee employees’ safety inside the workplace and its compliance with workplace health and safety legislation. By developing these pillars, they also improve workers morale and efficiency and reduce expensive 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 other 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 managing 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 provide 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 ensure that 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 in-person, online and on Zoom across the state of New South Wales or in QLD, ACT, VIC, NT, WA, SA & TAS. Only requiring a single working day to complete, we developed our course to be accessible yet long enough to ensure adequate training and learning to meet required standards for certification.
Are There Formal Assessments for The Health and Safety Committee Training?
WHS Committee Training assessments are informal but important. The course utilises written and multiple-choice questions, group work and practical risk management scenarios 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.
How Much Does Health and Safety Committee Training Cost?
We don’t cut corners on our course development and instruction, so you don’t have to endanger your workers’ safety. The WHS Committee Training is $367 per person. 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.
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 manage safety. Additionally, if a health and safety representative or a group of at least five workers express their desire to establish one, a health and safety committee can be founded. After this initial prompt, there is a two-month period to develop the committee.