Workplace Health & Safety Fundamentals

$14 + GST

Course Information

Duration : 30 to 45 minutes
May be completed in more than one session
Type: Tutorial
Presenter: Rapid Global




This course is to provide you with the fundamentals of WHS responsibilities of workers in promoting a safe workplace. It describes the process of how to effectively resolve WHS issues and explains the risk management approach.


This course covers the following topics:

  • WHS legislation fundamentals
  • WHS responsibilities for employees
  • Hazard Management
    • Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Risk Control
    • Risk Control to include reference to Elimination, Engineering, Substitution, Administrative, PPE
  • Accident / Incident Reporting
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Communicating WHS issues
  • Fatigue Management
  • First Aid
  • Hazardous substances (including reference to Safety Data Sheets)
  • Noise (protection)
  • Safe Work Method statements
  • Safe Manual Handling (including slips, trips & falls)
  • Workspace ergonomics
  • Working at Heights


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain relevant WHS legislation and responsibilities
  • Identify Hazard Management process
  • Respond and react appropriately to an emergency
  • Change your workspace so it is ergonomically appropriate
  • Understand safe manual handling in the workplace
  • Identify importance of Safe Work Method Statements
  • Report incidents or accidents
  • Identify how to manage fatigue
  • Understand basic first aid (e.g. DR ABCD)
  • Take safety precaution to minimize noise in workspace and understand the effects of ‘Noise induced hearing loss’ (NIHL)
  • Identify how to work safely at heights


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