Training & Safety Matters!
Creating a Safer Working Environment
The Career Book company has not only established the fundamental, but essential link between training, skills and experience (i.e., competency); but, the considerable impact that 'competency' has on safety in the workplace. Our Career Log Books capture all the critical and salient information required to enable all individuals to formally verify their skills and competency to their employers: ultimately, this will contribute to enhancing safety in the workplace.
The Career Book company has continued to undertake extensive research into Government and industry legislation, codes of practice and associated standards and work method statements; including the ongoing harmonisation of safety laws (2006); and, together with the additional and ongoing requirements of corporates and training schools, this has culminated in our latest product offering; our Career Log Book for Skilled Personnel.
Our Career Log Books are developed in direct consultation and ongoing collaboration with key industry stakeholders who are committed to OH&S - including Principal Contractors, OH&S managers and consultants, training managers and training schools and industry associations within construction, mining and a number of other industries.
This ongoing collaboration is essential to ensure that our Career Log Books are designed specifically to integrate into and enhance, existing Corporate OH&S policies and procedures; meet all critical safety criteria and industry requirements; and, reflect the considerable and fluid OH&S demands of every industry, including existing and new legislation and ongoing harmonisation of safety laws, together with the mandatory recording requirements of Corporates and RTO's.
Equipping employers and principal contractors with essential, tangible evidence, that formally verifies an individual's competency, will give them the confidence to make 'informed decisions' as to whether individuals are sufficiently competent to perform their specified tasks; not only when employing individuals performing 'high risk work'; but also, when employing individuals who are NOT considered as performing 'high risk work'- when in reality, the work they are carrying out is still potentially dangerous and hazardous.
This will contribute significantly to the reduction in the degree of risk and the severity of workplace related accidents and, in view of today's 'transient workforce', this information is invaluable.
Employers' Responsibilities and Duty of Care
- Workplace safety is paramount. All employers and principal contractors who are directly accountable for workplace safety, have a moral obligation and statutory duty of care imposed by the OH&S Act, Regulations and Codes of Practice, to ensure the workplace health, safety and welfare of all employees and individuals, directly or indirectly involved with, or affected by, activities conducted by their organisation.
- Safety plays an integral role in the ongoing process. Numerous routine safety control measures are commonplace, including policies, procedures, work method statements, site inductions, job safety analysis, tool box meetings, safety walks and the nomination of safety officers etc.
- Employers and principal contractors have a responsibility to ensure that they comply fully with all mandatory legislative requirements including, those relating to safe work method statements and inductions (general, site specific and work/task specific) of all their employees and sub contractors; that the individuals they employ are 'competent'; that they meet the minimum training and assessment standards; that all plant and machinery is serviced and maintained; that appropriate risk assessments have been carried out; and, that site operations are properly supervised.
- The National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work stipulates that to ensure performance beyond the minimum competencies required
for licensing, employers engaging individuals to perform high risk work must provide the HRW Licence holder with additional training, instruction and
information on the equipment operation, hazards, risks and control measures relevant to their workplace.
For verification of competency purposes, it is essential that all HRW Licence holders maintain a record of their total accumulated hours for each work/task activity performed over an annual basis.
All Skilled Worker Levels including:
Plant & Machinery
All Plant, Machinery & Equipment including: