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Health, Safety and Emergency Management

Health, Safety and Emergency Management (HSEM) Training

The HSEM team conducts tailored training courses for staff and students across all campuses and centres.

These courses are run at scheduled times throughout the year, however additional courses may be available for individual departments or facilities if there is sufficient demand.

Click on the listed courses for more information. 

For full course details and dates, log into iPerform and select either "Browse for Training" or the "Training Calendar" icons.

Legal Requirements

The OSH Act 1984 S19. (1)(b) places a general duty of care so that an employer shall provide such information, instruction and training to, and supervision of the employees as is necessary to enable them to perform their work in such a manner that they are not exposed to hazards.

Training needs analysis

The HSEM team regularly conducts a training needs analysis to help us to identify current staff competencies and gaps where training is required. This also takes into account incidents, injuries and near misses that have occurred in the relevant work areas. After identifying the training needs of staff we utilise the information to develop a comprehensive training calendar.

As a basic guide everybody needs to know:

  • Key elements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
  • University Health and Safety policies, procedures and guidelines
  • How to identify hazards in their workplace
  • Effects of specific hazards
  • Safe procedures for the use of machinery, plant and equipment relevant to their employment
  • Safe workplace procedures
  • How to report hazards, incidents and injuries
  • How to have a say in safe work practices and procedures

Supervisors and managers also need:

  • Their responsibilities for Health and Safety under the Act
  • Supervising skills and skills in training others
  • Job and task analysis skills
  • Hazard control awareness
  • Knowledge of regulations and standards
  • Policy development skills

Safety and Health Representatives (SHR's) need to know:

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act and supporting philosophy
  • Regulations
  • Guidance Notes
  • Codes of Practice
  • Standards
  • Award provisions relating to occupational health and safety
  • Policies and procedures relating to workplace health and safety

Note: Representatives are required to attend an accredited 5-day introductory training course covering legislative responsibilities.