OHS in Education

OSHA ED – Providing OHS training and consultancy to schools and colleges for 30 years

For OSHA ED’s full 2019
Education Sector OHS Training Program
for schools and colleges
CLICK HERE

To match our training calendar month-by-month (on Google Calendar) with the DET Training Calendar – CLICK HERE

To download the whole year’s
SCHOOLS OHS TRAINING CALENDAR
CLICK HERE

 Our course fees are discounted for organisations in the Education Sector

See below for more information on the OSHA ED training programs for the Education Sector, including Initial and Refresher Courses for HSRs (both approved by WorkSafe Victoria).  

And introducing our NEW PROGRAMS

“OHS Culture & Leadership in Schools”

– based on our program conducted successfully in many countries around the world

An exciting new concept in safety leadership and developing work safety cultures – exploring principles of safety, culture and risk, understanding why some people take risks, the importance of emotional intelligence and developing skills for effective interventions.
The program aims to develop leadership skills, using OHS as the “window to the organisation”.

“Health and Safety Committees”

Most schools have Health and Safety Committees.  [After all, DET policy requires them.] But a poor committee is worse than not having one at all!

This workshop discusses some of the key strategies to make your health & safety more effective.

See more below.

OHS Issues? Let us point you in the right direction. 30 minute complimentary phone consultation, no obligation, no fee!

OHS CONSULTING SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS

School OHS Gap Audits, Appraisals and Assessments Our Gap Audits, Appraisals and Assessments help your school or college pinpoint and be proactive in controlling health and safety risks. It helps to prevent potential issues and ensures your organisation is complying with relevant health and safety legislation and DET requirements. Our auditing services include:

  • Comprehensive, independent assessments of your school’s occupational health and safety/risk management program
  • performance and climate assessment to identify the nature and extent of problems and develop practical, workable improvement strategies
  • Determine where you are now, how far there is to go – and how to get there!

Help with the OHS Management System

OSHA ED offers schools specific assistance with implementation of the DET OHS Management System (OHSMS) and associated issues, including:

  • Brief Review of Audit or Gap Analysis for Priority Actions
  • Customising the System Tools and Records to your school
  • Updating the Risk Register
  • Training Needs Analysis, Individual Records & Contractor Management
  • Risk assessment and Control Programs including Safe Operating Procedures
  • Workstation Ergonomics, Manual Handling & Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Chemicals, Hazardous Substances, Inspection and storage systems
  • Plant, Machinery and Traffic Management Plans
  • Asbestos Management
  • Location of underground services

OSHA ED offers a “one stop shop” for OHS issues in schools and colleges.

OHS TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

Over the last 35 years Occupational Safety and Health Associates have been a recognised leading designer and presenter of results-oriented yet entertaining OHS training activities. Since becoming the first private provider to receive approval to conduct 5-day courses for supervisors and managers in 1987, OSHA have gained the reputation of being the go-to organisation for health and safety training.

Our education-sector training programs acknowledge the OHS needs and issues of schools and colleges. Whilst focussing on DET requirements, OSHA ED ensures that our training programs are practical and client-focused – and fun! We work with you in designing a customised program that will suit your organisation both in meeting its health and safety needs and in entertaining your employees along the way.

OSHA ED training promotes communication, co-operation and consultation. Our trainers are highly qualified and are experts in delivering a message that is clear and practical. They strive to make it as user-friendly and enjoyable as possible to ensure that your employees leave feeling positive and enthused about maintaining health and safety in your workplace. We have a vast range of courses ranging from 2-hour briefings, to 5-day approved courses.

Here is what some participants in our training programs have said:

  • we were highly active and involved
  • possibly the best course I have ever attended (from a teacher!)
  • I learned a great deal
  • a better understanding of what to do and how to do it
  • a very enjoyable and worthwhile course
  • we had fun – and we learnt a lot.

We are approved by WorkSafe Victoria to conduct both HSR Initial 5-day OHS and Annual 1-Day HSR Refresher Courses. We also conduct hands-on, practical workshops for OHS Management Nominees.

For details of each of our OSHA ED’s training programs for the Education Sector, click the links below:

HSR Initial 5-Day OHS Courses (Approved by WorkSafe Victoria)
Annual 1-Day HSR Refreshers (Approved by WorkSafe Victoria)
Workshop for OHS Committees
OHS Culture & Leadership in Schools 

or scroll down this page to find more information.

(These courses are suitable for workplaces covered by the Victorian OHS Act 2004. If you are with an organisation under the jurisdiction of the WORK HEALTH & SAFETY ACT 2011 (Commonwealth) see courses approved by Comcare – CLICK HERE.)

For OSHA ED’s full 2019
Education Sector OHS Training Program for schools and colleges,
CLICK HERE

Our course fees are discounted for organisations in the Education Sector


HSR INITIAL 5-DAY OHS TRAINING for schools & colleges

To exercise powers and rights as an HSR effectively, it is essential that HSRs (and Deputy HSRs) receive training and skill development. The aim of this WorkSafe Approved training course is to provide HSRs in the education sector with the knowledge, skills and confidence to represent their co-workers (in their Designated Work Groups) and to help make their workplace safer.  Although HSRs are the primary audience, managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Committee members and anyone with an interest in workplace health and safety will also benefit from attending this course.

CLICK HERE to see the 2019 schedule and locations of our HSR Initial OHS Courses, together with enrolment details.

INITIAL OHS COURSES
Month Dates
(TuWeTh-TuWe)
Location
Term 1 March 19,20,21& 26,27 Ringwood
Term 2 May 21,22,23 & 28,29 Ringwood
June 4,5,6 & 11,12 CBD
Term 3 August 6,7,8 & 13,14 Ringwood
September 3,4,5 & 10,11 CBD
Term 4 October 22,23,24 & 29,30 Cranbourne
November 12,13,14 & 19,20 Ringwood

Under sec. 67(3)(b) of the OHS Act 2004 (Victoria), all elected HSRs and Deputy HSRs are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved OHS training.

Occupational Safety and Health Associates is approved to deliver the Initial HSR Training Course.

Under sec. 67, an employer, if requested, must allow an elected HSR and elected Deputy HSR to attend a WorkSafe approved HSR Training Course on paid time, pay the cost of the course and any other associated costs.  Sec.67 allows that the HSR may to choose their training provider in consultation with their employer. (OSHA will verify that this requirement has been fulfilled.)

OSHA was one of the first original approved training course providers (back in 1987) and have been conducting this up-to-date approved course since then.


 HSR REFRESHER TRAINING

The HSR Refresher OHS Training Course for Health & Safety Reps is a  1-day course designed to provide an overview of recent developments with Victoria’s OHS legislation, review the role, powers and rights of Health and Safety Representatives in their respective workplaces and enhance a participant’s skills and behaviours to successfully carry out the role in their school or college. The course is very suitable for teachers and others from the education sector. (The course is approved by WorkSafe Victoria.)

CLICK HERE to see the 2019 schedule and locations of OSHA ED’s HSR Refresher Courses, together with enrolment details.

REFRESHER OHS COURSES
Month Dates (Tu) Location
Term 1 March 5 CBD
March 12 Ringwood
April 2 CBD
Term 2 April 30 Cranbourne
June 25 Ringwood
Term 3 August 27 CBD
September 17 Ringwood
Term 4 November 26 Ringwood

Course attendees will revise the basic information and skills required to exercise successfully the powers of a health and safety representative as specified in the Act; updating HSR skills in accordance with the overall Learning Objectives as defined by WorkSafe Victoria.


OHS Committees:

This one day Health and Safety Committee workshop enables existing and potential committee members to:
*  Understand the key factors for the effective operation of Health and Safety committees
*  Participate as effective members of health and safety committees
*  Review differences between Safety Officers, Health and Safety Representatives and members of the health and safety committee.

CLICK HERE to see enrolment details for the OHS Committee Courses.

OHS COMMITTEE COURSES
Month Dates Location
Term 2 May 7 Ringwood
Term 3 September 18 CBD
Term 4 December 3 Ringwood

NEW PROGRAM

– based on our program conducted successfully in many countries around the world

“OHS Culture & Leadership in Schools”

An exciting new concept in safety leadership and developing work safety cultures – exploring principles of safety, culture and risk, understanding why some people take risks, the importance of emotional intelligence and developing skills for effective interventions.
The program aims to develop leadership skills, using OHS as the “window to the organisation”.

CLICK HERE for details of our OHS Culture & Leadership workshops.


For a link to our (Google) Calendar – that lists OHS courses month by month – CLICK HERE

To download the whole year’s
SCHOOLS OHS TRAINING CALENDAR
CLICK HERE


Call now to have a ‘no-obligation’ chat

If you would like to discuss how our consulting service can assist your school or college’s health and safety needs in detail, please email us at osha@safety-health.com.au or call us on 03 9848 6788.