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Health & Safety

Health and Safety Training

Areas are responsible for arranging training as required for their workers. Online health and safety training can be accessed via iPerform. It is the Line Manager’s responsibility to coordinate training provided by an external source and ensure that records are uploaded into iPerform. 

For full course details and dates:

  1. Log into iPerform via the Staff Portal
  2. Click on the "Learn" tab
  3. Select "Browse for Training"
  4. The courses will be presented alphabetically, scroll through to find the training course you wish to attend and click on the course.
  5. View the available sessions and click "Request" to attend a session
  6. Once you have been added to the attendance list you will receive a calendar item from iPerform.

For more information about courses please contact healthandsafety@curtin.edu.au

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.

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.