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WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER (WHSO-QUEENSLAND)

Work Health and Safety Officer (WHSO-Queensland)

Course code: BSB41415

• BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (the Amendment Act).
Provisions of the Amendment Act relating t work health and safety officers (WHSOs) commences July 2018 and include:
• Introducing the ability for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to appoint a WHSO
• Requiring a PCBU to display a current list of WHSOs for the workplace
• Enabling the appointment of a WHSO to be a permissible as evidence that a PCBU has taken action to mitigate health and safety risks.

FSA Entry Requirements:

• USI
• Fitness to participate

Group Size:

1-10

Duration:

Face to Face interactive learning requires participants to attend five (5) days of face to face training workshops utilising theory and practical activities. Delivery will include instructor led presentations / scenarios. After the completion of the five (5) days of face to face training participants will then have access to the student portal and 12 months to complete and submit the assessments.

Location:

Onsite or at our training facility

Schedule:

Public and Corporate courses available (QLD only)

General Functions of a WHSO:

Under the provisions in the amendment Act, the functions of a WHSO are to:
• Notify the PCBU about work health and safety matters
• Identify hazards and risks to health and safety arising from the work
• Report in writing to the PCBU any hazards and risks identified arising from the work
• Immediately notify the PCBU about –
– any incident the WHSO is aware has occurred at the business or undertaking; or
– any immediate or imminent risk to health and safety at the business or undertaking
• Investigate, or assist in the investigation of, any incidents that occurred at the business or undertaking
• Accompany and assist an inspector during an inspection of the business or undertaking
• establish educational and training programs on matters relating to work health and safety.
A PCBU may appoint themselves as a WHSO. In this circumstance, the general functions of a WHSO are to:
• investigate, or assist in the investigation of, any incidents that occurred
• Accompany and assist an inspector during an inspection of the business or undertaking
• Establish educational and training programs on matters relating to work health and safety.
A PCBU can appoint a person as a WHSO only if the person has a certificate of authority for appointment as a WHSO.

More Information

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  • Parking is available on site
  • Tea & coffee is provided
  • What to wear: Closed toe shoes and clothing that may get dirty
  • What to bring: Pen and paper

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Payment Methods: All credit cards, direct deposit, cheque or cash are accepted.

Cancellation Policy:  Public Courses - With 5 business days cancellation notice a total refund is given. If less than 5 business days notice a 50% refund is made. When less than 24 hours notice is given, no refund is available.

Can we combine courses into a course package? Yes companies can combine other FSA courses with the Chief Fire Warden training to save money.

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