workplace-health-safety-worker.pngAs leading experts in workplace health and safety, Rivers First Aid is dedicated to reducing the risk of injury in the workplace. We offer a wide range of WH&S training solutions to assist your business in implementing specific regulatory and compliance solutions.

Our experts provide current knowledge of all relevant regulations, standards, and codes of practice to meet the individual needs of your workplace. Workplace safety training can assist industry in improving productivity, reducing lost time injuries, manage risk, and enhance customer satisfaction.

Choose from the selection of training option below or contact our office for a training solution to meet the needs of your workplace.

 

  • Safety Inductions

    As an employer, you have a duty of care under the Work Health & Safety Act ensure your workplace is safe. A key aspect to this process is ensure staff understand your work health and safety policies and procedures. You must also make sure they undertake any necessary training before using potentially dangerous equipment or materials. A well-prepared and comprehensive Induction Program helps staff quickly understand the responsibilities of their new role and your expectations of them.

    New staff are at greater risk of injuring themselves at work than existing staff. For this reason, work health and safety training should have a high priority in your staff induction program. As an employer you must conduct a work health and safety induction as soon as practically possible. Induction programs are also a useful tool to reinforce safety on site for staff who may be changing roles or returning from a long absence from work.

    Inductions will vary depending on whether the staff member is new or they are an existing staff member switching roles or returning from a long absence. New staff members will need a more comprehensive induction than existing ones. In addition to improving safety on site, inductions help new staff understand the safety culture of your business and the processes they need to follow.

    A comprehensive Workplace Safety Training & Induction Program will:

    • Provide an overview legal and safety requirements of the workplace
    • Let you know your employees legal rights and obligations
    • Let you know your basic legal rights and obligations
    • Help you identify hazards, assess risks and implement controls
    • Reduce the likelihood of you being injured at work
    • Reduce the likelihood of others being injured by your actions

    Our Induction Program include, but are not limited to:

    • Workplace Expectations Plant
    • Occupational Health & Safety Law Personal Protective Equipment
    • OH&S Objectives Noise Control
    • Employer Responsibilities Manual Handling
    • Worker Responsibilities How to Lift and Carry
    • Incident reporting Emergency Procedures
    • Risk Management Outdoor Work
    • Housekeeping High Risk Construction Work
    • Slips, Trips and Falls Working at Heights
    • Hazardous Substances First Aid
    • Electrical Safety Office Safety
    • Tag Out Procedures Bullying/Harassment

    For further information on developing a comprehensive Induction Program at your workplace and growing your safety culture please contact us.

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  • Manual Handling

    A hazardous manual task, as defined in the WHS Regulations 2011, means a task that requires a person to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain any person, animal or thing. Manual tasks cover a wide range of activities and often involve repetitive movement or sustained forces, awkward posture, vibration, and high or sudden forces. These factors (known as characteristics of a hazardous manual task) directly stress the body and can lead to injury. Some manual tasks are hazardous and may cause musculo-skeletal disorders. These are the most common workplace injuries across Australia.

    The WHS Regulations and the Hazardous Manual Task Code of Practice include specific obligations for persons conducting a business or undertaking to manage the risk of a musculo-skeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task.

    Training in manual handling and manual task control measures should be provided to all new employees and as part of an on-going manual task risk control program.

    Rivers First Aid will work with your organisation to develop a Manual Task Program to reduce the risk of injury to workers and meet all legislated guidelines. The training includes but is not limited to:

    • manual task risk management, including the characteristics of hazardous manual tasks
    • specific manual task risks and the measures in place to control them
    • how to perform manual tasks safely, including the use of mechanical aids, tools, equipment and safe work procedures
    • how to report a problem or maintenance issues.

    For further information on developing a comprehensive Manual Handling Program at your workplace and growing your safety culture please contact us.

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  • Fire & Evacuation

    Fire is a potential hazard in all workplaces, with many industries presenting as a high risk. In addition, there are numerous other reasons why workers may have to evacuate the workplace in the event of an emergency. A comprehensive understanding of how to respond in an emergency is vital for the safety of all workers.

    The WHS Regulation 2011 & Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008 incorporate a range of legislative requirements to assist workplaces in maintaining a plan of action to be followed in the event of a fire or emergency to ensure the safety of all people at the workplace. In addition, workers must be provided with adequate instruction on the actions they need to take to ensure their and others safety.

    The Regulations prescribe two types of instruction that must be given to all staff:

    1. General Evacuation Instructions

    These instructions are to be given within 2 days of starting work and then annually.

    • General evacuation training includes the location of exits, communication devices and fire fighting equipment and the procedures for evacuation.

    2. First Response Evacuation Instructions

    These more detailed instructions are to be given no later than one month after beginning work and at intervals of not more than 2 years.

    • First response evacuation instructions include the operation of manually operated fire alarms and fire fighting equipment (extinguishers, hose reels and blankets) in the building.

    Rivers First Aid will work with your organisation to develop a Fire & Evacuation Training Program suitable for the individual needs of your workplace to reduce the risk of injury to workers and meet all legislated requirements.

    For further information on developing a comprehensive Fire & Evacuation Training Program and growing your safety culture please contact us.

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  • Hazardous Substances

    Workplace hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures and articles used in the workplace that can be classified according to their health and physio-chemical hazards. The WHS Act 2011 & Hazardous Substances Code of Practice 2011 assist organisation in managing the risks associated with the use of hazardous substances and dangerous goods in the workplace.

    Workers are an essential component of any hazardous substance control program. As such, it is vital to engage the staff and provide effective training the ensure the safe use, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances on site.

    Training in hazardous substances includes, but is not limited to:

    • Legislative Requirements and Personal Safety
    • Understanding of substances and their associated risks
    • Risk Assessment and Hazard Controls
    • Correct storage, use, and disposal of substances on site
    • Emergency Procedures and First Aid

    Rivers First Aid will work with your organisation to develop a Hazardous Substances Training Program suitable for the individual needs of your workplace, reduce the risk of injury to workers, and meet all legislated requirements.

    For further information on developing a comprehensive Hazardous Substances Training Program and growing your safety culture please contact us.

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  • Incident Management

    Being proactive in preparing for workplace incidents can have a dramatic impact on your business. A clear incident management plan can assist in decreasing loss of staff, decreased productivity, and repair/rehabilitation costs. Knowing when and how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to workplace incidents is a crucial part of a safety management system.

    The Work Health and Safety Act sets out certain types of workplace incidents that need to be notified to regulators. Only the most serious safety incidents are intended to be notifiable and they trigger requirements to preserve the incident site pending further direction from the regulator.

    Senior staff, management, supervisors, and workers all carry roles and responsibilities in managing workplace incidents. Our Incident Management Training Program, developed uniquely for your work environment, will assist in:

    • Preparing for workplace incidents
    • Preparing for emergency situations
    • Responding to workplace incidents
    • Reporting and recording workplace incidents
    • Investigating workplace incidents
    • Resolving and recovering from workplace incidents

    Rivers First Aid will work with your organisation to develop an Incident Management Training Program suitable for the individual needs of your workplace to reduce the risk of injury to workers, and meet all legislated requirements.

    For further information on developing a comprehensive Incident Management Training Program and growing your safety culture please contact us.

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  • Risk Management & Hazard Control

    Workplace risks can exist anywhere and it can be hard to predict when they will occur. Managing risk is an important part of a safety management system, and planning for risks before they occur is often the easiest way to prevent a workplace incident.

    Risk management is a structured approach to manage uncertainty within the workplace. The Work Health & Safety Act requires organisations to manage risk within the workplace to maintain worker safety. A Risk Management Training Program ensures that all workers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to prevent risk, control hazards, and implement safety solutions.

    This course includes, but is not limited to:

    • Understanding legislative Requirements
    • How to identifying Risks & Hazards
    • How to assess workplace risks
    • Implementing safety solutions (Hierarchy of Control)
    • Review of Controls, Recording/Reporting Hazards & Risks
    • Reducing the Impact of Risk

    Rivers First Aid will work with your organisation to develop a Risk Management Training Program suitable for the individual needs of your workplace to reduce the risk of injury to workers, and meet all legislated requirements.

    For further information on developing a comprehensive Risk Management Training Program and growing your safety culture please contact us.

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  • Training Development & More

    Looking to design a training program specific to your work environment?

    Rivers First Aid will work with your organisation to develop a training program suitable for the individual needs of your workplace.

    Our OHS experts can assist in developing workplace training options for site specific Plant/Equipment, Safe Operating Procedures, Work Method Statement, OHS Inspection/Auditing, and much more.

    For further information on developing a comprehensive Training Program for your workplace and growing your safety culture please contact us.