As of 20th April, the following regulators are allowing health and safety representative training to be conducted via virtual classroom (NOTE: Training providers have strict guidelines to follow to ensure that the high standards of training are still maintained):
• QLD – WorkSafe QLD
• NSW – SafeWork NSW
• SA – SafeWork SA
• VIC – WorkSafe Victoria
FSA Director Steve McLeod says that ‘the acceptance by most Australian Work Health and Safety Regulators, to allow organisations to have their staff complete HSR training using a virtual classroom environment during the COVID19 pandemic is a great initiative. This allows many organisations who had postponed face to face training, to ensure that they remain compliant, and that their personnel receive the appropriate accredited training through trusted and authorised training providers via a virtual classroom’.
The National Safety Council of Australia and Fire and Safety Australia are regularly conducting HSR training courses via virtual classroom. Visit www.nsca.org.au or www.fireandsafetyaustralia.com.au or call 1300 88 55 30 for training course dates and information.