Health and Safety Stage 1 - April

This two-day training equips health and safety representatives, committee members, and individuals with a vested interest or responsibility for workplace health and safety with the essential knowledge to excel in their roles. All staff should attend this first basic Health and Safety training.

Course Content:

Legal Framework: Understand your duties and rights under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and Health and Safety Regulations.

Safety Management Systems: Explore the development of comprehensive health and safety management systems, covering policies, processes, and procedures.

Workforce Engagement: Enhance your ability to engage, involve, and represent workers effectively in health and safety matters.

Risk Management: Gain expertise in identifying and managing risks and hazards within your organization.

Incident Reporting: Understand the importance of reporting and investigating accidents, incidents and near misses and learn how to deal with notifiable events and support rehabilitation efforts.

Resource Utilization: Discover valuable resources such as Codes of Practice and Guidelines to enhance workplace safety.

Expected Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be well-prepared to serve as effective health and safety representatives, committee members or those with roles that include the responsibility for health and safety, by fostering increased worker engagement and participation, and contributing to the development of a robust safety culture within their organisations.

Who Should Attend:

Newly elected or appointed health and safety representatives

Health and safety committee members

Anyone with a vested interest in, or responsibility for, workplace health and safety

This training program covers all the material required to complete Unit Standard 29315. Please note that the assessment fee to obtain the unit standard certification is not included in the course cost. Assessments can be arranged following the course if required. Feel free to contact the Chamber prior to the training if you wish to pursue the Unit standard certification.

Presenter: Helen Mason, Health and Safety Consultant, Coolspring Consulting

Helen has extensive health and safety experience, including over 20 years as a health and safety consultant, as well as significant in-house experience within both the public and private sector.

Helen is skilled at being able to provide support to organisations at any stage of their health and safety journey – from systems audits, legislation updates and documentation right through to customised in-house training, staff inductions and on-call support.

With a focus on long-term partnerships, Helen regularly works with a wide range of clients from across a variety of sectors throughout New Zealand, including SMEs, large multinational corporates and not-for-profits, to help organisations more effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2024 to Wednesday, 10th April, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce, 25 Canon Street, Timaru Central, Timaru, 7910
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Cancellations and Refunds

1. Cancellations must be advised in writing or by telephone at least five full working days prior to the date of the course or event.
2. All cancellations and refunds will incur a $50.00 + GST administration fee to cover the costs.
3. If we do not receive a cancellation notice within five full working days prior to the course or event commencing, or if a participant fails to show on the day, full fees will be payable.
4. Requests to transfer to a later course can be made, subject to availability and approval. If participants are able to transfer to a later course the administration fee is waived. This request must be made at least five working days prior to the original course or event.
5. A replacement participant is welcome at any stage prior to the course or event commencing at no additional cost. Please provide us with the details as soon as possible.
6. In house training requires 10 days notice otherwise full fees need to be paid.

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