Health and Safety Training



Complete list of articles and resources for effective risk, health and safety training, education and learning

 

Safety Training Needs Analysis and Matrix

safety training needs analysisSafety Training Needs Analysis and Safety Training Matrix One of the most common questions we get asked is: “How do I do a Safety Training Needs Analysis and Develop a Safety Training Matrix?” SAFETY TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS or TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT (TNA) Firstly I suggest downloading these two articles by George Robotham which very succinctly explains the importance …… Read the rest of the article

 

So I was thinking about learning and risk the other day…

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So I was thinking about learning and risk the other day… It may be that the traditional language of risk elimination leads to a discourse that eliminates learning… For me learning and risk are inextricably intertwined. I can’t learn a new skill without also risking making a mistake? I can’t learn a new concept without also putting …… Read the rest of the article

Learning from people who we don’t agree with

Learning from people who we don’t agree with I recently read this article, shared with me by a friend, and written by Mark Brandi a former ministerial adviser in the Bracks Labor government in Victoria, Australia. The article got me thinking of the many conversations I have had with good friend James Ellis …… Read the rest of the article

Corporate Karaoke for Safety Training

Corporate Karaoke for Safety Training No I haven’t been conned or suckered in by some slick snake oil Salesperson trying to sell me the latest trend in safety training. I just heard the term “Corporate Karaoke” for the first time (do I need to get out more?) and to me it means: “training delivered by somebody with little …… Read the rest of the article

 

Do you educate or just provide training?

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Do you educate or just provide training? “You know around here, training isn’t just about being in a classroom, we educate people, and help them learn. It’s important that our team understand ‘stuff’, we don’t just train them. We get to know people and understand how they learn best, because if we want to make sure …… Read the rest of the article

Free safety training resources

Free safety training resources Lockout Tagout (LOTO) Training Downloads Training Resources from Compliance and Safety Job Hazard Analysis Training Downloads From our good friend in the US, James Roughton (happy 4th July!), who runs Job Hazard Analysis, are a few links to some excellent free safety training resources. There is no need to register or provide any personal information …… Read the rest of the article

Experiential Learning for Safety and Risk

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Experiential Learning for Safety and Risk Wikipedia describes Experiential learning as: the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing” You will see this classic quote many times throughout this blog: “How can I know what I think or …… Read the rest of the article

An Unlearning Safety Journey

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An Unlearning Safety Journey This will be my last post for 2014 and it was inspired a comment made by Rob Sams recently on On Alan Langstone’s Article: Just Distract You (please read this first). You will see that Alan has only just started his journey of unlearning the traditional safety approach of numbers, compliance, obedience …… Read the rest of the article

 

Cautions in eLearning Safety

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I have long been concerned about the warm fuzzy feeling employers get from providing online, generic safety inductions, particularly for contractors who are then let loose in the workplace. Another great article from Dr Robert Long If you loved this article then you should read the whole series: CLICK HERE Cautions in eLearning Safety How can I know ……Read the rest of the article

 

Scenario Learning in Risk and Safety

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Scenario Learning in Risk and Safety One of the best ways of learning safety is through scenarios. Scenarios are constructed to either replicate real situations to maximize perception of recognizable cues or, to enhance the imagination of possibilities. One of the greatest capabilities a safety person can have is a creative imagination. Most times when serious …… Read the rest of the article

A Safety Training Video You Can Actually Enjoy Watching

image_thumb.pngA Safety Training Video You Can Actually Enjoy Watching There are safety videos that will put you to sleep in minutes, others that turn your stomach with gory images, others that have you think that if you don’t die by the end of your first shift you will probably be sacked anyway by breaching just …… Read the rest of the article

 

Occupational Health & Safety training where is it heading?

image_thumb.pngOccupational Health & Safety training where is it heading? Guest post by a highly experienced and respected safety professional (name withheld) I ask this question to my peers & friends in the Occupational Health & Safety/WHS/Education industry as I am sure I am not the only one with a genuine concern …… Read the rest of the article

Contractor Safety Induction Training

Contractor Induction Training By the late George Robotham At one start-up operation I developed a comprehensive safety induction program lasting 2 days and put about 300 people through the training over about a year. I used to feel very proud that they left the training very switched on about safety. The reality was within a few days …… Read the rest of the article

 

New National Construction Induction Training Package

Information from our friends at EASY GUIDES AUSTRALIA Warning: The only web address for this very reputable company is www.easyguides.com.au and we cannot guarantee the quality of the products sold by or information provided by any sites with connotations on this domain name. CONSTRUCTION INDUCTION LEARNING MATERIALS BOOMING! Our START UP PACK of learning materials for …… Read the rest of the article

Funny Workplace Safety Training Video

Funny Workplace Safety Training Video A small taste of the most unusual workplace safety training video ever produced… A Reaper’s Guide to OHS….… Read the rest of the article

 

Funny Office Safety Training Retro Video! Hilarious!! ‘You and Office Safety’ – Safetycare free prev

Funny Office Safety Training Retro Video! Hilarious!! ‘You and Office Safety’ – Safetycare free prev You and Office Safety! is the most hilar…… Read the rest of the article

 

 

Safety Training Needs Analysis

Safety Training Needs Analysis Great article by the late George Robotham  Research into successful safety programs has proven the necessity and importance of properly structured safety training for supervisors and managers. It is not unusual in private industry in Australia for newly-appointed supervisors and managers to receive up to 5 days of safety training. The following outlines …… Read the rest of the article

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Best Safety Training Video Ever!

Digicast Supervisor #CCD09DUndoubtedly, the Best Safety Training Video I  Have Ever Seen!!! I don’t say these words easily, but I would have to say that I’ve just seen the first safety training video I have actually ever enjoyed watching. “Supervisor Leadership Skills for a Safe Workplace” is so refreshing as it doesn’t do the usual boring drone about legislative …… Read the rest of the article

Free Risk Assessment Training

Free Risk Assessment Training The University of Newcastle website offers  some excellent free safety training resources. On the Risk assessment page they offer succinct but very useful powerpoint and pdf version training presentations covering the following topics: What is Risk Analysis? What Is A Hazard? Roles and Responsibilities OHS Regulations & Legislation 5 Steps to Risk Analysis Risk Assessment Tool (Hazpak) More information …… Read the rest of the article

New Training Material for Mobile Plant Operators

 

NEW – RII09 learning materials from Easy Guides ……Read the rest of the article

How to Improve Induction Training

meerkatHow to Improve the Timing of your Safety Induction Training We always look forward to these white papers from Digicast. Before you cringe at the thought of another boring white paper – I can assure you that these are different – they are well presented, lively, interesting and practical – how many white papers on safety …… Read the rest of the article

 

Online Food Safety Training

Food Safety Training AlertForce’s food safety courses help you meet your food handling requirements with maximum ease at minimum cost. These courses are delivered online, which means all training is undertaken at a time and place that suits you and your staff. The courses are quick and easy to use, so it is simple to get your …… Read the rest of the article

Training Accountabilities and Managing Contractors

RECENT ARTICLE FROM NOEL ARNOLD & ASSOCIATES: Principal Contractors have a Common Law duty of care to protect the health, welfare and safety of independent contractors. In brief, this duty of care includes: Reasonable care in employment of subcontractors/ independent contractors, ensuring they are competent to control their systems of work; duty to retain general supervision of …… Read the rest of the article

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New Safety Poster – Training

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New Safety Poster – Training The Safety Toolshed’s range of safety posters comprises of 50 of the award winning T-shirt designer Chow Hon Lam’s designs specifically made for The Safety Toolshed. Replace those tired old safety posters with ones that will appeal to the younger generation!… Read the rest of the article

 

Free Safety Take 5 – HAZOB Training Package

Free Safety Take 5 – HAZOB (Hazard Observations) Training Package This is a really useful free safety resource from Pertrain (Performance Training). This free training package is designed to compliment their Take 5 / HAZOB Frontline Risk Assessment pocketbooks but could also be used for your own similar system. This web-based training package requires Flash™ to ……Read the rest of the article

 

Games for Safety Training–Free Book

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Games for Safety Training–Free Book Do you watch them trudge into the training room looking less than enthusiastic about yet another safety training session then sit trying to look interested, while their mind is elsewhere? Are the participants suffering death by PowerPoint? Are you presenting them with really useful and important safety information only to return to …… Read the rest of the article

 

Risk Management Training

Risk Management Training I had a chance the other day to sit in on an Introduction to Risk Management Course being run at a clients premises. The trainer was a consultant from InConsult. It was one of the most interesting courses Ive attended for some time and there was not one bored face or Blackberry in ……Read the rest of the article

Free Online Safety Training Courses

Open Source Safety have contacted us and asked us to let you know about the 100’s of free safety courses they now offer on line. They take a community approach to the design, development, and distribution of  HSE training courseware which is sponsored and used by firms – from Fortune 500 to small business… offering practical accessibility to online safety …… Read the rest of the article

 

Accident Investigation Training Video

Accident Investigation Training Video 2010 – Incident & Near Miss Investigation and Reporting There are laws and regulations that require the inv…… Read the rest of the article

 

Risk Assessment Training

 

Risk Assessment Training Found this really good risk management training outline published online by SMARTSAFE Download Here: TABLE OF CONTENTS PREPARATION INTRODUCTION LEARNING OUTCOMES HAZARD AND RISK RISK ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS PROJECT RISK ASSESSMENT Establishing The Team Segregation Of Activities HAZARD IDENTIFICATION TYPES OF HAZARDS CATEGORIES OF HAZARDS DETERMINING THE RISK LEVEL Assessing The Risk Using Rapid Ranking …… Read the rest of the article

 

Something Different for Safety Training

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SPOT THE HAZARD SAFETY POSTERS The Safety Business provide these unique “Spot the Hazard” posters. They found that people were really bored with the hazard spotting pics currently on offer so they developed their own based on their clients needs, circumstances or a particular target audience. The feedback received to date has reportedly been very positive. The …… Read the rest of the article

 

Office Safety DVD – Safety training video for the office – Safetycare free preview

Office Safety DVD – Safety training video for the office – Safetycare free preview This program has been produced to inform and educate on the safety…… Read the rest of the article

 

Playground Safety Inspection Training

Playground Safety Inspection Training PlayRight now offer a National TAFE Accredited Playground Inspection Course which will give you the most comprehensive training in playground safety, inspection and compliance. See Full Details and Course Schedule Th nationally accredited course is based on the Australian standards and guidelines by which an individual can gain the knowledge and specific competencies ……Read the rest of the article

Computer Based Training (CBT) is NOT Bad for Your Safety Culture

Computer Based Training (CBT) is NOT Bad for Your Safety Culture June 8, 2013 By Michael D. Lawrence, Summit Safety Technologies. mike@SafetyProgramNow.com Some authors and safety professionals would have you believe that using CBT for safety training will damage your organization’s safety culture.  These folks will tell you that …… Read the rest of the article

 

Understanding the Chain of Responsibility Training Maze

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Understanding the Chain of Responsibility Training Maze Guest Post Recent heavy transport operator prosecutions have raised the profile of the so-called “Chain of Responsibility” (CoR) legislation in Australia, coupled with the recent commencement of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, (NHVR) based on Brisbane. The NHVR has been given wide ranging powers to crack …… Read the rest of the article

 

Training for writing SWMS

Training for writing SWMS Easy HR offer a short course aimed at assisting managers, builders, subcontractors write Safe Work Method Statements (also known as SWMS). See course schedule A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is developed by the employer for their employees or by a sub-contractor for work that they are performing. It details how specific risks …… Read the rest of the article

 

Free Health and Safety Training Online

Free Health and Safety Training Online Open Source Safety have asked us to share this with you: We have been sponsored to provide Free on-line training. There are more than 150 modules. This is the same training used by Fortune 500 companies on a Fee basis. Currently we are providing free training to hundeds …… Read the rest of the article

Safety Training Is About Behaviour Change

Safety Management Series – Safety Training Is About Behaviour Change By Alan Quilley I remember only too well my first visit to a client’s warehouse. The bustle of the forklift traffic was considerable. Drivers were busily loading pallets of product into the large line of awaiting semi-tractor trucks. Numerous other …… Read the rest of the article

Free Safety Training

Free Safety Training Courses We have reviewed some of these programs and found them ideal for the situations described by Michael D. Lawrence below. We have no hesitation in recommending them to our clients. Mike is a good bloke, has restored my faith in Safety Consultants and will go out of his way to adapt the …… Read the rest of the article

Construction Safety and White Card Training

Construction Safety and White Card Training Guest Post by Alertforce Anyone who handles construction work in Australia is required to have a White Card OHS Training. This is a new national certificate for the field. If you are self-employed, a labourer, an carpenter apprentice or trainee, a trades-personnel, supervisor, manager, or other overseer …… Read the rest of the article

Dangerous Goods Air Transport Training – Who Should Have It?

Dangerous Goods Air Transport Training – Who Should Have It? Guest post A wide range of companies must transport dangerous goods. When those goods must be transported by air, special circumstances exist and those circumstances must be fully understood and planned for. Transporting dangerous goods by air is regulated. This is done to …… Read the rest of the article

 

Safety Leadership Training

Safety Leadership Training Frustrated by the lack of quality training/studies currently available in the field of Safety Leadership and Risk Psychology, Dr Rob Long decided to set up his own Post Graduate Program. Having seen Rob in action, this promises to be a very enjoyable, enlightening and education few days! FOR MORE …… Read the rest of the article

 

The Greatest Threat To Safety Might Be Your Safety Training

 

The Greatest Threat To Safety Might Be Your Safety Training Latest article by By Phil La Duke on his blog: http://philladuke.wordpress.com/ The training (both formally and informally) worker’s receive in the first 90 days tends to make the most lasting impression on how they will behave in the workplace. Are you training them …… Read the rest of the article

Confined Space Simulator Training Trailer

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Check out this Brilliant Idea – Confined Space Simulator Training Trailer In early 2009 a request from a training provider in Tasmania was received by WestCoast Trailers to supply a mobile special purpose training trailer. The concept was put into plan and built to specification for use as a Confined Space Simulator Training Trailer with a …… Read the rest of the article

Load restraint training – countering some common mistakes that could cost you dearly

If you work in the transport industry, you may need to complete your load restraint training. Like any industry, there are many beliefs about the safe carriage of loads. Some of these beliefs come in the form of “She’ll be right mate – I’m only going down the road”; “I’ve been securing loads like this …… Read the rest of the article

Why Training Your Staff In OH&S Is Absolutely Necessary

Why Training Your Staff In OH&S Is Absolutely Necessary Guest Post Occupational health and safety training is important to an employed person for legal and financial reasons. Every organization – profit or non-profit – is required to ensure the safety of the employees working for it. Legal reasons are those that protect the …… Read the rest of the article

Equal employment opportunity (EEO) training for employees – what is harassment?

Equal employment opportunity (EEO) training for employees – what is harassment? Some organisations require employees to complete EEO training, providing the knowledge required to understand what inappropriate workplace behaviours are, and how to avoid them. Workplace Harassment is a significant issue in many workplaces. Preventing harassment in the workplace is a skill all employees need to …… Read the rest of the article