5 Day Workplace Health and Safety Officer Course (QLD)

DRA Safety is recognised in Queensland to deliver the 5 Day Workplace Health and Safety Officer Course (QLD) (WHSO).

A person appointed as a WHSO by a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) is required to undertake this training and receive a certificate of appointment as a WHSO as authorised by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, or have an equivalent qualification.

5 Day Workplace Health and Safety Officer Course

General functions of a Workplace Health and Safety Officer WHSO include

The Workplace Health and Safety Officer does not have any duties under the legislation however they have functions to assist the business, 

– Notifying the PCBU about work health and safety matters
– Identifying hazards and risks to health and safety at work and providing details to the PCBU
– Notifying the PCBU about any incidents that have occurred at work or any immediate or imminent risks to health and safety of workers
– Investigate, or assist an investigation, of any incidents that occur at work
– Accompany and assist any WHS Queensland Inspector during an inspection of the workplace
– Identifying work health and safety education and training opportunities for staff and liaising with the PCBU

Course duration
Each participant must undertake 5 days of face-to-face training covering the core elements of the course.

Assessment functions of a WHSO
The Workplace Health and Safety Officer (WHSO) must also assess the risks arising from work carried out as part of the business or undertaking at least every 12 months, and provide an assessment report to the PCBU.

The report must include any identified risks to health and safety, and recommendations about managing these risks.

If there is a health and safety committee at the workplace, the committee:

– must also be given the assessment report, and
– may negotiate with the WHSO about when to conduct this assessment, and
– may also approve a work health and safety criteria for the assessment that the WHSO must comply with.

Cost

Our training facility 5 Days – $1750.
In house at your location 5 Day – $9500* + Notes and GST.
*travel costs may apply outside of the Gold Coast.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please submit your group booking inquiry through the portal for an obligation free quote.

Course Inclusions

The 5 Day Workplace Health and Safety Officer Course is conducted by one of our experienced WHS industry practitioner with over 25 years of strong knowledge of the relevant legislation and industry practices.
Practical and theoretical activities to discuss the legislative implications of the Health and Safety legislation .
Participant notes.

Each Trainee Must

  • Provide proof of being at least 18 years of age.
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to read and write English.

5 Day Workplace Health and Safety Officer Course:

Each participant must undertake 5 days of face-to-face training covering the core elements of the course.

An additional 1- 3 days training is required for the elective elements depending on which industry you are working in. Three options for electives apply:
– Services Industry (2 days)
– Construction Industry (3 days)
– General Industrial (2 days)

NOTE: Some independent research may also be required to enable you to submit final assessments.

Outcome:
On successful completion of the required elements, participants will receive a WHSO certification. The certification is valid for 5 years. This is not a nationally recognised course, however it is accredited through Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Deliver locations:
This course is delivered in multiple locations. Courses delivered in regional Queensland centres have a minimum of 5 enrolments for the course to go ahead.

Language Literacy and Numeracy:
This course is delivered and assessed in English only. You are required to read comprehensive learning materials and complete a range of written assessments. You may also be required to undertake independent research for written assessments.

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