WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER COURSE 

 

This Work Health and Safety Officer qualification is particularly suitable for people working in a Work Health & Safety Officer (WHSO) role that may or may not work under supervision. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others.

General functions of a WHSO

The functions of a WHSO are to:

  • notify the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) about work health and safety matters
  • identify hazards and risks to health and safety arising from the work
  • report in writing to the PCBU any hazards and risks identified arising from the work
  • immediately notify the PCBU about —
    • any incident the WHSO is aware has occurred at the business or undertaking; or
    • any immediate or imminent risk to health and safety at the business or undertaking
  • investigate, or assist in the investigation of, any incidents that occurred at the business or undertaking
  • accompany and assist an inspector during an inspection of the business or undertaking
  • establish educational and training programs on matters relating to work health and safety.
A PCBU may appoint themselves as a WHSO. In this circumstance, the general functions of a WHSO are to:
  • investigate, or assist in the investigation of, any incidents that occurred
  • accompany and assist an inspector during an inspection of the business or undertaking
  • establish educational and training programs on matters relating to work health and safety.

A PCBU can appoint a person as a WHSO only if the person has a certificate of authority for appointment as a WHSO.

Assessment functions of a WHSO

The WHSO must also assess the risks arising from work carried out as part of the business or undertaking at least every 12 months and provide an assessment report to the PCBU.

The report must include any identified risks to health and safety, and recommendations about managing these risks.

If there is a health and safety committee at the workplace, the committee:

  • must also be given the assessment report, and
  • may negotiate with the WHSO about when to conduct this assessment, and
  • may also approve a work health and safety criteria for the assessment that the WHSO must comply with.

Course Delivery Method

WHSO with ATA is conducted face-to-face over [5] days. These courses are conducted at our facility.

Outcome

Following the successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of authority for appointment as a WHSO in Queensland along with the skills required for any role where workplace health and safety hazards are a daily consideration.  

The Right Price

The location and number of participants determines the final cost. Please call AptLee Training Academy Pty Ltd for a quote on 07 3203 1144 to discuss, or drop us an enquiry via the Contact Us page

In Association with RTO 31198