It is the duty of the business owners and managers to provide safe work environments for all of their employees to improve both productivity and retention rate. The work place should be free from accidents and the team should be well trained to handle common occupational hazards. It is a legal obligation to train the staff in the event of a few instances like fire, electrical shock, medical aid etc. Most of the business owners are now taking the help from Health & Safety training professionals for the same which has suddenly created a huge demand for such professionals.
How to comply with OH & S legislation in a workplace is very important in this Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety.One knows about integration of OH&S and HR functions. Other advantages of Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety are :
- Identify hazards
- Assess and control risk
- Contribute to OH&S in the workplace
- Manage consultation on OH&S issues
- Build business relationships
- Develop teams and individuals
There are 9 units to be completed in this OH&S course.
- Contribute to the Implementation of a Systematic Approach to Managing OHS
- Contribute to the Implementation of the OHS Consultation Process
- Identify Hazards and Assess OHS Risks
- Contribute to the Implementation of Strategies to Control OHS Risk
- Contribute to the Implementation of Emergency Procedures
- Assist with Compliance with OHS and Other Relevant Laws
- Establish Networks Analyse & Present Research Information
- Develop Teams / Individuals
- Identify risk and apply risk management processes
A diploma is awarded to those who have either administered OHS for their workplaces or those who wish to undertake this course and become a OHS professionals. Basically everyone knows how to react in most of the incidents but OHS provides a trained, formal knowledge for the same and only OHS professionals are certified to perform such tasks.
Australasian Training and Education Centre has over 10 years’ experience within the training environment. An integral element of our approach to learning is being able to build trust by understanding our clients and deliver flexible solutions based on their needs.
ATEC offers following courses besides :
Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate II in Oil/Gas- Onshore
Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
Working At Heights Courses
Falling from a height or slipping at the work place is becoming the biggest reason for accidents at work and these accidents range from being major to minor. The workers including the supervisors are always at a very high risk while working because slips and falls can almost happen anytime, anywhere without much prior warning and the industry is taking this very seriously because these accidents not only pose a risk to the worker’s life or functionality but also reduces his efficiency as he/she has to be sent for medical leave wherein the work productivity hampers and everybody suffers with both mental and financial damages.
The need of the hour in work places is providing a proper formal training of how to prevent falls, trips and slips. This is where working at height courses, Confined Space Training courses etc.come int play.Workplaces are filled with various things which could easily cause such an accident and the damage can be light or it can be life threatening. Most of these places have ladders lying around which can easily cause trips resulting in accidents and not just those lying ladders are risky, most of the workplaces have ladders which wobble meaning the person working at a height using the ladder is at a greater risk simply because the ladder might fall or break.
Most of workers do not realize trips and falls as a serious threat but the fact is that most workers file in medical leave because of minor accidents. Thereby it is the duty of the worker and the supervisor to ensure that safety precautions are taken and right functioning equipment are being used at workplaces. The equipment like tools, ladders, drilling machines must be in top notch condition and the workplaces should stay organized meaning no items should be left on the floor unattended and stray which could possibly result in any form of accident.
Working on roofs is an essential part of every construction worker or any such person who deals with electrical repairs and construction repairs and working at roofs also involve a very high amount of risk on the life of the worker as any sort of fall could threaten his life. It is the duty of both worker and the contractor to ensure adequate safety measures are in place to ensure no such accidents Continue reading
Coal Seam Gas or commonly called as CSG is a combustible fossil fuel found in the gaseous state and it made up of 95-97% Methane. This gas is a by product of coal formation and is found abundantly in Australia particularly Queensland and New South Wales. CSG extraction has been happening in these regions for not just 5-6 years but since past 3 decades but it has seen explosive growth in the last decade where Billions of Dollars are invested in exploration and extraction of CSG pumping money in the local economy and creating of thousand of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled jobs. It not just adds to prosperity of the society but also helps Australia meet its energy demands without putting an extra burden on imports of crude oil putting a heavy dent on the balance of trade.
Like every extraction of natural resources, coal seam gas extraction is also not an easy task and requires high level of expertise leaving dirt and greenhouse gasses emission as a by product. CSG is usually found at a depth between 300m – 1000m and pipes needs to be drilled in the coal bed. A lot of fresh water is used for extraction as water is able to liberate coal gas from the coal beds and for this ground water is utilized, the problem is most of the extraction activities and pipe networks are laid across farm lands where farmers are afraid of depleting water levels and accidental release of toxic gases which could not only destroy the crops but would also render the fertile land barren.
The problem with massive CSG extraction is the government encourages companies to pump in as much money as they want and in return they were entitled to extract as much gas as they could for maximum profitability and mutual betterment of the society. Since ground water is the only natural resource this industry needs to extract CSG, the government has allowed unquestioned extraction of ground water for their activities till it reaches a trigger where they would be required to act good and work on replenishing the ground water level but the law does not the govern them to do so, it would completely rely on their goodwill nature.
CSG is not an enemy as it is ready to take the load of Australia’s energy requirement which would not only save precious dollars used to pay middle east for crude oil imports but will also reduce energy costs and its home grown and is not subjected to various stages. Australia is also ambitious on exporting the gases but despite of economical advantage, the companies and the government needs to ensure that ecology is also benefitted and better ways of ground replacement to be implemented to ensure equal amount of water is redeposit into the ground.
Australasian training education centre , ATEC, is the national training center in Australia. Some of the training course it offers are :
Enter And Work In Confined Spaces Course
Work At Heights Courses
Certificate IV in OHS
Certificate III in Oil And Gas
Accidents can ensue at any time at workplace. Whether a workplace accident is the result of employee recklessness or employer laxity, employers must take action to protect workers from further harm or injury. An employer could potentially face legal liability if laxity led to an accident. In cases where a worker’s own behavior led to an accident, employers are still responsible for ensuring the worker’s safety if the event occurred on company property or on company time.As of now, I mean as of 2nd April,2013 we have already lost 37 australians which is so saddening.
There are most common workplace injuries to Continue reading