Qld Work Health & Safety - (WHSO) Work Health & Safety Officer Training 

Ballistic Training Solutions is pleased to provide work health & safety training and qualification options for people wanting to become approved Workplace Work Health and Safety Officers with Worksafe Queensland.

Ballistic Training Solutions is a Queensland Worksafe approved organisation for the delivery of approved Qld WHSO Training and the issuance of Qld Worksafe Certificate to successful students.

 

Background

On 23 October 2017, the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, including introducing the ability for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to appoint a WHSO for that business or undertaking. A person can only be appointed as a WHSO if they hold a WHSO certificate of authority.

 

The appointment of a WHSO is permissible as evidence that a PCBU has taken action to mitigate health and safety risks.

 

General functions of a WHSO

As a WHSO, your functions are to:
• notify the 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, their general functions are to:
• 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.

 

Assessment functions of a WHSO

As a WHSO, you must assess risks arising from work carried out as part of the business or undertaking at least every 12 months, and provide an assessment report to your 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 your workplace, the committee:
• must also be given the assessment report
• may negotiate with you about when to conduct this assessment
• may also approve a work health and safety criteria for the assessment with which you must comply.

What is the approved training for WHSO certification?

An approved work health and safety officer course is:

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (BSB41419)

Holders of equivalent or higher level tertiary qualifications may also be eligible for WHSO certification.

Ballistic Training Solutions is pleased to provide Nationally accredited qualifications in Work Health and Safety including:

BSB41419 - Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety

BSB51319 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety

How do I obtain a Qld WorkSafe WHSO Certificate?

Ballistic Training Solutions is an authorised organisation to deliver the training and certification for both Nationally recognised WHS Qualifications and the Qld WorkSafe WHSO Certification. Contact the Team at Ballistic Training to discuss your WHS certification requirements today.

Where to now?

Contact Ballistic Training Solutions on 1300 738 098 or email us at info@ballistic.edu.au to discuss completing your Nationally recognised Work Health & Safety Qualification and assistance in meeting the Qld WHSO certification requirements.

We can tailor a nationally recognised business/management training program for your team members or specific individuals including:

  • Safety Reps

  • Safety Supervisors

  • Safety Advisors

  • Leading Hands

  • Supervisors

  • Managers

  • Business Owners / Operators

  • Senior Managers

  • PCBU's & Officers

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Course details and pre-requisite information is available on the specific course overview pages. To review your personal training needs don't hesitate to email us a copy of your current qualifications, experience and resume and we can review a tailored training plan to meet your specific requirements.

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