Can You Benefit From an OHS Harmonisation Course?
Guest Post by Alert Force – This is not a paid advertisement but provided for information – please direct all enquiries to them and make your own decisions about the suitability of these courses.
With so many changes in the Work Health and Safety legislation, companies want to make sure that they are operating within the letter and the spirit of the law. With individuals facing $600,000 dollars in fines and/or up to 5 years in prison and Corporations facing huge fines of around 3 million dollars making sure that you know the laws and what is expected of you is more important that ever before.
Free Harmonisation Workshops and Courses May Not Be Enough
While there are some very fine free Harmonisation workshops and courses that are available, and you have probably already attended many of these, they may simply not be enough to cover all that you need to know to ensure that you have taken all the reasonable steps to exercise due diligence in the eyes of the court. You are going to want to be able to prove that you have taken all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that you exercised due diligence.
An Accredited OHS Course Can Help Show That You Take The New Legislation Seriously.
By taking an accredited OHS harmonisation course you can not only make sure that you understand exactly what your duties and obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act are and how to better perform those duties, but the simple fact that you have willingly taken this course can help show that you have done everything you can to show that you have taken this legislation seriously and have acted in a way to help ensure the health and safety of the workplace and your employees.
There are a variety of courses to choose from and some of the topics that may be covered in some of these courses include:
· Worker and officers obligations
· Primary Duty of Care
· Risk Management
· Public safety
· Union Rights of Entry
There are many other topics as well. Although the Work, Health and Safety act was passed several months ago it is never too late to increase your knowledge and understanding of the legislation and doing so may help you to make the work place even healthier and safer than ever before while helping you to avoid those huge fines and other penalties that are actually quite terrifying to contemplate.
To find out about doing an OHS Harmonisation course visit: http://alertforce.com.au/ohs-training-courses/ohs-harmonisation-course/