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WHS Training

WHS Site Officers Training

All WHS Site Officers will receive training from the contracted WHS and Occupational Rehabilitation Services provider in:

  • workplace inspections
  • risk assessments
  • the use of templates and forms for completing hazard identifications.

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services (MaPS) will contact nominated WHS Site Officers and provide details on how to access online training.

First Aid Officers Training

All First Aid Officers must complete ongoing training to assist them to fulfil the requirements of the role, and meet eligibility requirements for corporate responsibility allowance.

This includes training to obtain and maintain accreditation to the level of ‘Provide First Aid’, and annual CPR refresher training.

The following training will be provided:

  • online and/or or practical first aid training to the level of ‘Provide First Aid’ (if they do not possess a current certificate)
  • CPR refresher course.

MaPS will contact First Aid Officers prior to their First Aid or CPR accreditation lapsing, to arrange training.

Emergency Officers and Deputy Emergency Officers Training

All Emergency Officers and Deputy Emergency Officers will receive training from contracted provider of emergency management services in the following:

  • onsite first attack fire skill training
  • equipment and bomb threat theory training
  • site-specific emergency procedures.

Deputy Emergency Officers will be trained to facilitate a smooth transition should the Emergency Officer cease their role.

MaPS will provide the details of nominated MOP(S) Act employees to the provider, who will contact employees directly to arrange training.

Online Training Resources

In addition to the training for WHS Site Officers and Emergency Officers, there is a suite of WHS training available online via Skytrust, including:

  • Manual Handling and Ergonomics
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Preventing Workplace Bullying and Harassment
  • Safe Travel
  • Safety When Working Alone and Out of Office
  • Staff Assistance Officer (SAO) Training
  • Work Station Setup and Ergonomic Assessment

Last updated: 29 January 2020