HSW Training and Induction

In accordance with the Provision of HSW information, instruction and training chapter of the HSW Handbook, each worker is to be provided with suitable and adequate information, instruction, training and supervision.

Your initial induction/orientation will depend on your role, responsibilities and area of work.

Induction

Information and training

Select information sessions from the list below.

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Information sessions

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  • Biological safety management

    Course aim:To provide participants with a general knowledge of the requirements for working with biological material.

    Course content:

    • Responsibilities of managers and workers
    • Laboratory-based work,
    • Biosafety cabinets
    • Labelling & storage
    • Transport
    • Disposal
    • Working with people
    • Working with animals
    • Hazard Management
    • Emergency contingencies:
      • Spills
      • Exposure

    Suitable for: Staff and postgraduate students who use biological material in work/study.

    Complete this session online

  • Chemical safety management

    Course aim: To provide participants with a general knowledge of the requirements for correct chemical management.

    Course content:

    • Legislation and responsibilities
    • Terminology
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
    • Hazard Management
    • Storage
    • Labelling
    • Transport (basics)
    • Emergencies
    • Disposal

    Suitable for: All staff and postgraduate students who use hazardous chemicals, including laboratory and workshop managers.

    Duration: 1.5 hours

    Complete this session online

  • Chemwatch

    Chemwatch training is found in the Chemwatch System:

    1. Login
    2. Click the training button on the top right hand side
    3. Select the Module you would like to complete

    If Chemwatch does not appear to be displaying correctly or the search function is not working, you may be experiencing a compatibility view issue.

    More information including user guides are on the HSW Chemwatch page.

  • Due diligence for officers

    Course aim: To assist officers to understand

    • Their due diligence obligations under the WHS Act
    • The consequences and impact of not meeting their obligations.

    Course content:

    • Leadership and Definitions
    • What is Due Diligence?
    • Practical Application of Due Diligence
    • The Regulator
    • Due Diligence and Leadership

    Suitable for: Officers - An officer is a person who makes decisions, or participates in making decisions that affect the whole or a substantial part of business or undertaking and has the capacity to significantly affect the financial standing of the business or undertaking.

    Duration: 40 Minutes

    Complete this session online

  • Ergonomics and manual handling

    Course aim: To provide participants with basic knowledge of ergonomics hazards and correct lifting techniques.

    Course content:

    • Legislative requirements
    • The musculoskeletal system
    • Manual handling
    • Ergonomics

    Suitable for: All Staff.

    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Complete this session online

  • Events safety management

    Course aim: To provide participants with basic knowledge of event safety.

    Course content:

    • Legal context
    • Hazard management
    • Events management process
    • Administration

    Suitable for: This training module is intended for staff who manage events at the university, including those who assist in the process.

    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Complete this session online

  • Hazard management (including risk assessment)

    Course aim: To provide participants with an understanding of the workplace hazard management process, including the concepts of hazard management, legal obligations and effects of not implementing good hazard management processes. The course covers all aspects of hazard management including expectations of staff, students and supervisors in the risk assessment process. The course also covers the use of the risk assessment tools including, short form/single task/multiple task risk assessment and describes the process for completing task specific risk assessments.

    Course content:

    • Overarching Legal Requirements
    • What is a hazard and risk
    • Hazard Management Overview
      • Hazard Identification
      • Risk Assessment
      • Control
    • How to use the risk assessment tools
    • Recording keeping
    • Effects of not implementing hazard management processes

    Suitable for: Supervisors, Staff and Students.

    Complete this session online

  • HSW for supervisors

    Course aim: This information module is focused on the role of supervisors in the University of Adelaide and their responsibilities.

    Course content: This information module is a guide for you as a supervisor, it provides information to you on:

    • General supervisory requirements under the HSW handbook chapters
    • How you are currently meeting your supervisory responsibilities
    • How you can demonstrate you are meeting those responsibilities
    • The University’s expectations of you as a supervisor
    • Information for those who are new to the University.

    Suitable for: University supervisors

    Duration: 40 Minutes

    Complete this session online

  • Information, instruction and training

    Course aim: This training module is focused on the identification, provision and recording of Information, Instruction & Training (IIT).

    Course content: It is provided as information to supervisors on the requirements of the HSW handbook chapter and is a guide on how to implement in your area of control specifically in:

    • Understanding the difference between and how to identify when information, instruction and training is required
    • Determining the link between information, instruction and training
    • Ensuring robust and consistent processes are in place to identify, provide and record information, instruction and training
    • Framework around supervision requirements
    • Providing you with information for those who are new to the University or in a newly appointed role as a supervisor

    Suitable for: University supervisors

    Duration: 40 Minutes

     

    Complete this session online

  • Off campus activities

    Course aim: To provide participants with the basic understanding of the safety requirements for off campus activities.

    Course content:

    • Definitions and Exclusions
    • Hazard management
    • Planning and Considerations
    • Documentation and records

    Suitable for: Staff and postgraduate students who conduct off campus activities

    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Complete this session online

  • Plant safety management

    Course aim: To provide participants with the basic understanding of the requirements for effective plant safety management.

    Course content:

    • Legislation, compliance and responsibilities
    • Hazard management
    • Risk assessment and controls
    • Plant guarding
    • Safe operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Tag-out procedures
    • “Notifiable” occurrences and reporting
    • Plant design and manufacture
    • High risk work

    Suitable for: Staff and postgraduate students who work with hazardous plant / equipment.

    Duration: 30 Minutes

    Complete this session online

  • Radiation safety

    Course aim: To provide participants with a basic understanding of the concepts of radiation hazards and radiation protection principles.

    Course content:

    • Policy
    • Basic concepts of radiation
    • Biological effects of radiation
    • Basic radiation protection
    • Radiation protection in laboratories
    • Emergency procedures
    • Radioactive waste disposal
    • Legal requirements/legislation

    Suitable for: Recommended for staff and postgraduate students who work with radiation.

    Duration: This session is broken down to 2 modules, each module should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

    Complete this session online

  • Workplace bullying and harassment

    Course aim: To provide participants with an understanding of what bullying and harassment is, what your responsibilities are and what to do if you feel you are being bullied or harassed.

    Course content: WHS training for individuals on issues and processes covered by the HSW Handbook chapter.

    • What is workplace bullying?
    • What to do if you think you are being bullied?
    • Process for making a complaint of workplace bullying.

    Suitable for: University employees, University contractors, Volunteers and HDR students.

    Duration:30 Minutes

    Complete this session online

    If you would like to discuss a workplace bullying or harassment issue, please contact a Fair Treatment Contact Officer.

External training courses

Please note any course fees [for external courses] are to be paid by the school/branch.