WHS Responsibilities For Supervisors

A one day risk management program which focuses on the key areas of responsibility for supervisors across all industries.

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Area of Learning — WHS Responsibilities For Supervisors

About This Course

Non-accredited, one day, risk management program which focuses on the key areas of responsibility for supervisors across all industries.

The workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your responsibilities around safety management and provide practical tools to apply in your workplace.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is relevant for anyone who currently supervisors or manages staff.

Course Outline

Module 1: WHS Legislative Framework

  • Legislative pyramid
  • Harmonised WHS legislation
  • Relationship between Acts, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards

Module 2: Duty Holder Responsibilities

  • PCBU
  • Officer
  • Worker
  • Other
  • Other PCBUs
  • Role of the manager and supervisor

Module 3: Legal Tests

  • Reasonable practicability (PCBU)
  • Due diligence (officer)
  • Reasonable care (worker)

Module 4: Compliance and Enforcement

  • Role of the regulator and inspector
  • The enforcement pyramid
  • Prosecutions (Category 1, 2 and 3) (sample cases provided)

Module 5: WHSMS Overview

  • What is a WHSMS?
  • What does it include?
  • What is the role of the manager and supervisor?
  • Importance and benefits of implementation.

Module 6: Consultation, Co-ordination and Representation

  • Overview of legal obligations
  • Forms of consultation obligated by the WHS Act 2011 (NSW)
  • What happens if effective consultation doesn’t occur?
  • Benefits of effective consultation.
  • What is the role of the manager and supervisor?

Module 7: Hazard Identification, Risk Management and Emergency Management

  • Relationship between hazard identification and risk management
  • Legislative obligations
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Sample hazard identification and risk management tools
  • Emergency management importance
  • How to use risk management tools (sample exercise)
  • Role of the manager and supervisor

Module 8: Incident Reporting, Notification and Investigation

  • Incident notification obligations (sections 35-39 WHS Act)
  • Importance of incident reporting for an organisation
  • Incident investigation processes and tools (samples 5 Whys, ICAM, root cause analysis)
  • Incident investigation (Why? When? How? Where? Who?)
  • Lessons learnt

Module 9: Safety Culture

  • Concept of high reliability organisations
  • Hudson Curve-overview and discussion
  • Benefits of safety culture
  • Managers and supervisors role
  • In class survey

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