How to 'Be a Safety Champion'?
11 Oct 2019
You may already have workplace health and safety policies and measures in place. But do your employees understand and embed them in their practice? The success of any government policy or strategy is dependent on its execution. To quote Prime Minister the Hon. Scott Morrison MP from his speech to the Australian Public Service (APS) at Parliament House on 19 August 2019 – "It's about the implementation".
The National Safe Work Month is a great opportunity to invest in your workforce capability and development.
No one understands this better than we do.
"You can make a positive change to Work Health and Safety (WHS) in your workplace by sharing your ideas and being a safety champion", says Nadine O'Brien, our Human Resources Business Partner and WHS Representative.
CIT Solutions has been providing training in work health, safety and risk through a range of professional workshops and nationally recognised qualifications.
Our trainers have years of experience and expertise in these fields. They can equip employees with the right skills and knowledge to champion this cause and protect your organisation in times of distress and disaster.
Amanda Ratas, WHS Representative and Mental Health First Aid Officer at CIT Solutions says, "WHS is everyone's responsibility. We all have an obligation to prevent injury to ourselves and others by managing risk and identifying hazards – these can be physical or psychological".
Let us help your employees to:
- reduce the negative impact of their actions and crises through an 'Introduction to Risk Management';
- identify and respond to mental health difficulties through a 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course;
- develop the ability to prevent and/or react appropriately to behavioural escalations;
- learn how to safely carry out manual handling techniques;
- understand the latest legislation and functions of a Workplace Health and Safety Representative, or stay up-to-date and develop a deeper understanding through a refresher workshop;
- identify and evaluate risks, implement control measures, and facilitate the removal of sharps through a one-day workshop; or
- *avail themselves of the User Choice Funding for a Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management or a Diploma of Security and Risk Management.
Instilling and supporting a culture of health and safety in the Australian working community is omnipresent. Anyone and everyone can contribute to this national effort.
For more information, visit www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month