Full course description
Date and time
Thursday 14 October 2021, 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
Online - a zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.
This learning event is right for you if you are an in-house maintenance head, groundsman, or specialist program manager, such as farm, vineyard or restaurants operator. It is also suitable for Heads of Art, Science, Performing Arts and Outdoor Education departments.
This half-day session is aimed at giving participants a fuller understanding of specific OHS regulations, risk management techniques and accepted best practice in a school environment to ensure regulatory compliance. The session will explore the following topics:
- OHS risk management
- best practice – work permits, SWMS and risk assessments
- OHS regulations including: plant and machinery; prevention of falls; chemical management – hazardous substances and dangerous goods; noise; manual handling and confined spaces
- high risk work
- electrical safety testing and tagging
- supervision of contractors.
‘Occupational health and safety (OHS) is just as important in schools as any other workplace. Schools that have good OHS practices can inspire other employers and employees to strive for similar outcomes.’
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment
- School Infrastructure – Buildings, facilities and grounds
- School Infrastructure – Educational facilities.
- understanding of the requirements of risk management and useful tools
- awareness of the OHS regulations and compliance measures
- understanding of OHS obligations when managing contracts.
An OHS consultant from Willis Towers Watson Workplace Risk
The Willis Towers Watson Workplace Risk Practice provides specialist Workers' Compensation and Safety solutions to Australian businesses.
Their Workplace Risk team has a proven track record in obtaining premium reductions for Australian Businesses. This success is attributed to the application of Sustained Performance Improvement Model and their 'partnership' approach with employers and other key stakeholders.