I’ve been writing new training material for the new training and assessment qualfication (TAE) and I felt that it is was worthwhile putting on my blog something to do with OH&S.
Basically we need to remember OH&S in all our activities as a trainer and as a learner. By introducing OH&S to the students it ensures they have an increased capacity to participate safely in workplace learning.
To simplify for you, topics and activities could include:
- understanding of OHS – the legal framework
- OHS within the workplace – their responsibility and duty of care
- Using OHS as a focus area or for an assignment (I love this one)
- how risks are identified, assessed and controlled in the workplace and the role that students may play in identifying hazards
- the use of hazard and incident report forms – get them to do the classroom
- costs of injuries in the workplace – always good to pull statistics from one of the government websites
- importance of consultation in the workplace and OHS Committees
- meaning of colours and symbols of workplace safety signs and the need to comply with them –make relevant by referring to students’ placements
- controlling risks in particular industries- as relevant
- preconditions in some industries e.g. drug and alcohol policies.
- learning more about OHS as a career opportunity