Specifics for Supervisors

Understand relevant legislation, consultation, training and much more....

Specifics for Supervisors

Two day course

Learn your responsibilities under the Work, Health and Safety Act.  When is it the employer's responsibility and when is it the supervisor's?  These questions and more will be answered in this practical workshop.

Participants will explore the basic steps of hazard management and the implementation of Work, Health and Safety Management Systems.  They will also be introduced to the injury management process.

This course provides supervisors with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to enable them to contribute to their organisation's Work, Health and Safety workplace Injury Management System, within their defined limits of authority.

Day One

Course Content


Element 1

Legislation, including:

  • Introduction
  • Legislative framework
  • Objectives of legislation
  • Who is an Employer?
  • Who is a Supervisor?
  • Duty of Care
Element 2

Legal Responsibilities, including:

  • Responsibilities of Employers
  • Duties of Employers and Self Employed people
  • Employees
  • Duties of Occupiers
  • Duties of Owners
  • Health & Safety Committees and Representatives
  • Responsibilities of Supervisors
Element 3

Introduction to Safety Management Systems, including:

  • Work, Health and Safety, what's it all about?
  • What is a Safety Management System?
  • What a Safety Management System includes
Element 4

Communication and Consultation, including:

  • What does consultation mean?
  • Methods of consultation
  • What consultation requires
Element 5                

Hazard Management, including:

  • Why is managing hazards important?
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk Management (including assessment and control)



Day Two

Course Content

Element 6

Policy and Procedure requirements, including:

  • What employers must do
  • Definition of a Policy
  • Procedures that must be developed
Element 7                

Implement a Work, Health and Safety system, including:

  • The key steps to implementation
  • Cultural change
  • Establishment of an Implementing team
  • An initial Work, Health and Safety review
  • Identifying potential Work, Health and Safety hazards
  • Risk assessment and control
  • Identify legal and other obligations
  • Develop an implementation plan
  • Work, Health and Safety Policy awareness
Element 8

Training, including:

  • What the law requires
  • Employer responsibilities
  • When training is required
  • Identifying training needs
  • Training plans
  • Training records
Element 9

Injury Management, including:

  • The real costs
  • National claims statistics
  • The types of law that govern Work, Health and Safety in the workplace
  • The meaning of "reasonably practicable"
  • What is compensable?
  • Employees' rights and responsibilities
  • Employers' rights and responsibilities
  • P.C.B.U.'s
  • Claims issues to look out for
  • Serious and wilful misconduct
  • What is employment?
  • Contractors
  • Average weekly earnings
  • Section 43 payments
  • Managing a claim well
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work plans
  • Closing of a claim
  • Redemption of a claim
  • Claim costs and premium


Course times: 9.30am > 4.30pm each day