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OHS / WHS Training Courses
Do you want to learn how to maintain a safer workplace? Sign up for health and safety training from the leading training organisation. AlertForce offers a wide selection of accredited courses for compliance with workplace health and safety (WHS) laws.
Our OHS training courses cover everything from asbestos removal to HSR training. We have over a decade of experience teaching proper safety procedures and best practices for compliance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) or Work Health & Safety (WHS) legislation. Browse our courses to comply with relevant WHS laws for your industry.
Who Should Attend Health and Safety Courses?
OHS / WHS safety training includes voluntary and mandatory training for various industries and work activities. If you engage in high-risk work, you likely need to complete one or more units of competency to meet WHS safety standards.
The most common training course is white card training, which is required for anyone who enters or works on a construction site. We also recommend attending our WHS Act Awareness course. It is a short course that provides an overview of WHS laws and related safety training.
Some of our most popular courses include asbestos removal, HSR training, traffic control courses, and IMDG code training. Asbestos removal training is required for the removal of asbestos, with separate training courses for class A (friable) and class B (non-friable) asbestos. HSR training is completed by elected health and safety representatives (HSRs).
Traffic control courses are required for implementing a traffic control plan and are typically completed by those who need to direct traffic at or around a worksite. IMDG code training covers applicable laws when dealing with the transport of dangerous goods.
If you are not sure whether you need to attend OHS training, speak with an elected HSR, an immediate supervisor, or a human resources manager.
What Are the Prerequisites for Health and Safety Courses Online?
The prerequisites vary depending on the course that you plan on enrolling in. However, most courses require participants to be at least 18 years of age. Some courses may also require relevant work experience. For example, before enrolling in training for supervising asbestos removal, supervisors need at least three years of experience.
Participants may also need to complete prerequisite courses. For example, white card training is a prerequisite for many OHS training courses related to safety practices for construction work. Safety training also typically requires participants to read and understand English and dress appropriately for the work environment.
Health and Safety Training Courses Duration and Content
The duration for most OHS courses is one full day of training. Refresher training tends to take one day or less. However, some courses are more extensive and require additional training.
For example, the initial course for HSR training lasts five days. The training is typically self-paced when completing health and safety courses online, such as the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Act Awareness course.
The content is based on the curriculum outlined for each unit of competency. All courses meet the requirements for relevant WHS laws and industry standards. Participants also receive access to pre-course materials immediately to aid training.
What Are the Course Outcomes for OHS Training?
The outcome of most courses is increased skills and knowledge related to the work activities covered by the training course. For example, after completing the working at heights course, participants should understand the potential hazards of working from tall heights, along with the recommended safety procedures and risk management techniques.
Many of the courses revolve around the same basic structure. Participants learn the dangers of performing specific activities before exploring ways to avoid those dangers, which typically starts with a risk assessment. After assessing the risk, workers apply the hierarchy of control measures to mitigate risks, which may involve altering the work activity or wearing personal protective equipment.
How to Attend Health and Safety Courses?
Most OHS courses require face-to-face training at one of our facilities. However, some courses are available online, providing multiple study options. For example, our Comcare HSR Training Webinar is completed online instead of in person.
Employers or human resources managers often enrol employees in relevant training courses, along with supplying the required time off and covering the cost of the training.
How Much Does Health and Safety Training Cost?
The cost of the courses varies. At AlertForce, we aim to offer competitive pricing without cutting corners or offering inferior training. Discounts are also often available for group enrolment.
Why Choose AlertForce for OHS Training?
AlertForce continually works to deliver superior training for all areas of workplace health and safety. We are a nationally recognised registered training organisation (RTO) with more than 10 years of experience. Our face-to-face training and online courses are available throughout Australia, with learning centres in all states and territories.
Our focus is on ensuring that you and your workers receive the best learning outcomes to promote greater workplace safety and professional development for everyone. Contact us today to discuss your safety training needs.