Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Training

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How to book

  1. Download the SafeTrades Course Calendar to view the available dates

  2. Complete the SafeTrades Booking Form for the training required. The form has fields enabling you to book up to five people. If you want to book for more than five people, please enter the additional details in the Comments field.

  3. Those individuals who have not previously enrolled on a SafeTrades Short Course during the last year are also required to complete the NorthTec Online Enrolment Form. Each student only needs to do this ONCE per year.

Classes are still running! All learning is now taking place online due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Further information can be found on our COVID-19 information page.

Who will benefit?

This course is an introduction to workplace safety and is suitable for all employees including staff from the shop floor to supervisors and managers.

This course is compulsory for those wanting to achieve the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Workplace Safety) (Level 3).

Learning outcomes

Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

  • A broad understanding of hazards and harm

  • The legal requirements relating to hazard identification and control

  • Identifying hazards and assessing risk

  • Hazard control options, monitoring and review

  • Practical skills in task and area analysis

  • The importance of health and safety in the workplace, including prevention of harm, legal compliance and benefits to the business

  • General requirements of the Health and Safety Employment Act 1992 including employer and employee duties

  • Effective health and safety systems and practices

  • Systematic identification and control of hazards

  • Emergency procedures.

Unit standards in this course

Unit standards Level Credits
497 - Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements 1 3
17593 - Apply safe work practices in the workplace 2 4
17602 - Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace 3 4

17602: People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe hazards that may harm workers, the work environment,
and organisations; explain health and safety requirements for hazard control; describe hazard control methods; and identify
hazards and apply risk assessment procedures.

17593: People credited with this unit standard are able to identify the principles of workplace safety in a given workplace
and demonstrate safe work practices in a specific workplace.

497: People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe legislative rights and responsibilities for
workplace health and safety; describe the systems approach to workplace health and safety; and explain how hazards are
defined in the HSE Act.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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1 Day (8.00am - 4.00pm)

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