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Tackling the skills shortage

24 October, 2011 by Erika Krenmayr, Sullair Australia (formerly Champion Compressors)

Many industries around the country are battling a skills shortage, particularly for tradespeople, and the compressed air sector is no exception. As Australia strives to meet recent infrastructure demands as a result of natural disasters, major project initiatives and the mining resources boom, it is clear that placing a ‘vacancy’ ad in the newspaper is no longer enough.

Training - an essential element of fire-protection planning

24 October, 2011 by By John Lynch, GM Business Support Services, Wormald

Every year many Australian businesses experience a serious fire. The risk of fire in the workplace is a serious concern for businesses. Fire can result in injury, fatality, property loss, significant damages and lengthy downtime. Although it is not always possible to prevent a fire, businesses must be adequately prepared to help to minimise the impact if a fire was to occur.

Survival of the fittest

24 October, 2011

The upcoming harmonisation of national OHS laws has many organisations struggling to see how, or if, budgets can possibly be stretched further to gain compliance. However, doing so need not break the bank. Paying close attention to existing systems and some creative thinking, when it comes to skilling up OHS teams, are the best steps an organisation can take to prepare for this, or any other, new legislative regime.

Savv-e OHS training courses

04 October, 2011

Savv-e’s online OHS compliance training courses are designed for both office and in-field working environments.

SAI Global OHS management systems training

23 September, 2011 by

SAI Global's range of training courses can give an introduction into OHS management systems, as well as the relevant standards and how to incorporate them into an innovative and effective OHS management system.

WorkSafe Victoria's free workshop to help injured people return to work

17 May, 2011

WorkSafe Victoria has organised a free workshop to assist employers helping injured workers return to work.

Federal Safety Commissioner reveals secrets for successful accreditation

17 March, 2011

The Federal Safety Commissioner comments on recent Accreditation Scheme trends.

MSA government-accredited training

07 February, 2011 by

MSA government-accredited training is available for a range of courses with delivery options including classroom and field-based activities.

Wormald confined space entry training

08 December, 2010 by

As a registered training organisation, Wormald offers a two-day confined space entry training course that equips authorised employees with the knowledge and skills to safely enter and operate in confined spaces, avoiding exposure to hazardous substances, flammable or explosive conditions and addressing other safety or health issues.

Creating a new standard of training consistency

29 October, 2010 by Emmett McGregor, Training and Consulting Manager, Capital Safety Group

Training is a critical factor in ensuring that workers are able to carry out their activities effectively and safely. So, it stands to reason that a question that every purchaser or consumer of training should ask themselves is: “How do I know that I am getting the best training possible?”

Building safety - it’s everyone’s business

29 October, 2010 by Jeff Willing*

I was honoured to be appointed as the new Federal Safety Commissioner in July this year, and I look forward to working closely with stakeholders in the building and construction industry to improve its OHS performance.

C&B Safe Choices safety training package

29 September, 2010 by

The Choices safety training package allows employees to see the real results of a serious workplace injury. After suffering a workplace injury, James Wood shares his message for workers to take responsibility for the safety of themselves and their workmates and, during The Safety Show, he will be presenting the package to visitors.

BSI Management Systems product certification training sessions

29 September, 2010 by

The BSI Group will run Product Certification Training ‘taster’ sessions for visitors to The Safety Show from 11 am and 3 pm each day.

Australia’s first free-fall life boat training facility

03 September, 2010

IFAP has announced the establishment of Australia’s first free-fall life boat training facility in Fremantle to assist in offshore clients fulfilling their regulatory safety training requirements.

Free training course for leading hands

12 August, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria is offering free training to leading hands in construction companies to drive injury rates down.

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