Work Health and Safety for Managers and Supervisors

Managers, supervisors and leading hands have a vital role in Work Health and Safety performance of your organisation. If you train your management teams to understand their health and safety responsibilities, it is very likely you will have a team of people, who has a clear understanding of their role in continual improvement of safety performance.

Managers, supervisors and leading hands need to understand the safety performance, cost of injuries, legal obligations of the WHS duty holders, risk management, benefits of consultation, contractor management, injury management and the role of Managers, supervisors and leading hands on organisational safety culture.

It is important to train your key personnel to Work Health and Safety for Managers and Supervisors as they are team who will implement your work health and safety management system.

Work Health and Safety Committee Training

Work Health and Committees (WHSC) is an integral part of a business’s health and safety system and facilitate meaningful and constructive communication between employees and management. The aim of the WHS Committees is to ensure that workers point of views on health and safety matters are heard provides a forum for management and workers together to find and resolve health and safety issues, and to develop and monitor safe systems and procedure.

There is no specific course of training for Health and Safety Committee members, however to comply with the consultation process the employer would need ensure their Committee members were suitably trained to perform their functions.

The Health and Safety committee training includes WHS framework, Roles and responsibilities of the employer, workers, officers and others, Consultation, WHS Committees roles and functions, Employer’s obligations and how to hold Committee Meetings, Communication and Negotiations

Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs (BSBWHS407)

This training applies to individuals who assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return to work programs. This unit focuses on assisting with managing claims and ensuring that the organisation supports the worker through return to work programs.

The return to work coordinators assist with processing and analysing workers’ compensation claims, assist with planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating a rehabilitation program, assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs, and communicate and facilitate consultation and negotiations sensitively with affected worker, relevant managers and external providers to address issues around compensation, treatment, rehabilitation, return-to-work matters and the effectiveness of a program.

As a result of legislative changes to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2013, Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators (RRTWC) are no longer required to be accredited to carry out their roles. It is now the responsibility of the employer to ascertain that an individual employee is ‘appropriately qualified’ to carry out a RRTWC role in the context of the environment they are working in.

Assist with claims management, rehabilitation and return-to-work programs (BSBWHS407) new RTWC’s (and those seeking refresher) with the basic skills, knowledge and resources to undertaker the role of a RTWC with confidence in their workplace.

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