This course provides insight into the importance of maintaining safe workplaces, the duties of care that are the responsibility of both employers and employees, and key legislation involved in the process.
It’s hard to over-estimate the importance of this topic in a business management context. Workplace injuries, work-related illnesses and serious or fatal accidents that occur in connection to employment often produce devastating and widespread effects for the individuals, families and businesses involved. Even minor injuries can create disruptions, lost productivity and reduced staff morale. As such, learning how to plan, maintain and improve safe workplaces is essential, as is the keeping of accurate records about health and safety, for compliance purposes.
Key concepts covered include:
- Legislation (with a Queensland, Australian focus)
- Duty of care
- Creating a safe workplace
- Signage and MSDS documents
- Risk management
Small quizzes are interspersed throughout the course, to check for understanding, and a more comprehensive quiz is located at the conclusion, which will serve as revision for the unit.