Health & Safety Training

Health and Safety training covers a vast array of skills necessary for safe work practices across all industries. Courses range from essential base level safety courses to high end safety and risk management for supervisors and management.

A list of the Work Health and Safety courses that Site Skills Training offers are outlined below.

Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) Training

Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) Training

Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) Training covers the performance of rescue procedures from live Low Voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the work place. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for, health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

Industry Safety Induction (ISI)

The Industry Safety Induction (ISI) is a Safer Together training and assessment scheme delivered by Wild Geese International for all new start personnel working on the development or operation of Facilities in the Queensland Natural Gas Exploration and Production Industry. A New Start is anyone who has not worked for at least 12 months within the last 2 years in the Oil and Gas Industry. ISI training does not require completing a formal written examination. Participant assessment will occur through a combination of short quizzes and direct observation by the trainer / assessor of:

  • Participation in activities and discussions throughout the course
  • Interaction with other participants in small group activities
  • Completion of the various quizzes, activities and exercises

Wild Geese International works with clients to minimise operational interruptions and can tailor delivery options with businesses.

Common Industry Competencies (CIC) Standard

Safer Together and the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry has recently implemented the Common Industry Competencies (CIC) Standard. This standard will enhance the safety competency of all personnel in the industry whilst driving consistency and cost efficiency to recognise standards of competency for industry workers.

Starting 1 July, 2017, new starters and existing workers within the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry must ensure they hold current competencies in the below 6 courses. These courses will now need to be regularly renewed during the periods stated below.

This package course contains the below 6 units of competency. These courses may not run consecutively.

Confined Spaces - Refresher required every 3 years

Confined Space Training Brisbane aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and competently enter and work in confined spaces. Training and assessment is compliant with AS2865 including but not limited to:

  • Applicable legislations and company confined space procedures
  • Definitions and types of confined spaces
  • Hazard identification and risk management procedures
  • Hazardous atmospheres including gas monitoring techniques
  • Isolation, purging, ventilation; permits and authority
  • Roles and responsibilities of team including standby
  • Rescue equipment and procedures
  • Industry case studies

Gas Test Atmospheres - Refresher required every 3 years

Employing the correct detection and monitoring techniques of potentially hazardous gases is a crucial aspect of entering and working in confined spaces or other applicable environments.

This course aims to give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake testing and sampling of hazardous environments, including:

  • types and selection of gas detectors,
  • sampling regimes and techniques,
  • inspections and maintenance,
  • calibration and bump tests,
  • risk management when sampling,
  • gas types,
  • characteristics and toxicity,
  • lower and upper explosive limits,
  • permits,
  • company gas testing procedures and applicable legislation.

Operate Breathing Apparatus - Refresher required every year

This program aims to provide candidates with the necessary skills to safely wear Breathing Apparatus in a hazardous or toxic environment. The course covers the following:

  • Equipment and pre-donning inspections
  • Correct donning of breathing apparatus
  • Operate breathing apparatus
  • Move and search in a reduced visibility environment - smoke, dust, darkness
  • Communication procedures and the use of control tally boards
  • Use of Breathing Apparatus in emergencies and/or first response situations
  • Cleaning, maintenance and storage of Breathing Apparatus

CPR - Refresher required every year

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course looks at the application of compressions and rescue breathing when a person is unresponsive and breathing abnormally. This course covers CPR to sustain brain function and life until medical support arrives. This course follows ARC guidelines.

First Aid - Refresher required every 3 years

This provides the participants with the skills and knowledge to confidently manage emergency situations, providing care for the ill or injured until medical aid arrives. The course includes CPR.

It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid. All components of the course are written to the ARC guidelines.

Work at Heights - Refresher required every 3 years

This training is aimed at providing candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake work at heights safely and competently, covering selection, inspection and safe use of equipment, risk management, and requirements of relevant Australian Standards, company procedures and legislation.

First Response to Fire Incidents Training

The Fire Training course is designed to help students identify and assess the risks of the fire and determine an appropriate first response to fire incidents. SST'S fire Training equipment provides a safe training environment whilst simulating real life fire incidents varying difficulty.

Theory is presented in a supportive learner centered environment designed to provide functional theoretical knowledge directly applicable to the field.

Appointed Person Section 44 Training

Persons appointed under Section 44 of the WA Mine Safety and Inspection Act 1994 are required to complete Section 44 training. The Section 44 training covers all aspects of S44 of the Mine Safety Inspection Act 1994 including its relevance to the role and responsibilities of supervisors, company operations and to other sections of the Act and the Mines Safety Inspection Regulations 1995.

Section 44 training is mandatory for those working in the West Australian mining and resources industry at the level of supervisor or above. Section 44 arms appointed persons with the necessary legislative knowledge to perform their role for the safety and health of their workers, the company and themselves.

Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos Awareness training educates candidates of the hazards and risks associated with their fibres. Candidates will learn how to identify asbestos containing material (ACM), the appropriate risk control measures including appropriate PPE types and knowledge on management and disposal of ACM.

Asbestos was a common material used in homes built or renovated before 1987, at least 1 in 3 Australian homes contained asbestos including; brick, weatherboard, fibro and clad homes. With asbestos deemed as a hazardous material it is important that awareness of what asbestos looks like and where it was used is communicated effectively. There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos fibres and if disturbed can release dangerous fine particles of dust containing asbestos fibres.

BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS)

The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) supersedes the previous Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). This qualification reflects the role of individuals who coordinate and maintain the WHS program within an organisation. Individuals would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and the work of others with safety responsibilities. The certificate IV is comprised of 5 core units and 5 elective units.

The Certificate IV Work Health and Safety (WHS) course duration is Five (5) days face to face classroom delivery this may change during periods with public holidays + with additional assignment coursework to be completed outside of this period maximum project completion period 12 months.

*Duration may vary depending on learner's circumstances and previous experience.

BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety Training (WHS)

The Diploma in WHS supersedes the Diploma in OHS. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who coordinate and maintain the OHS program within an organisation. Individuals would possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and the work of others with safety responsibilities

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace Training

Bullying and harassment can directly or indirectly affect a person’s mental health, social behaviour, and even their finances. Bullying also affects your organisation. Some cases might involve monetary settlements, bad press, and even legal action.

This awareness course aims to provide understanding and knowledge on bullying and harassment in the workplace. It covers the legislation and laws which protect workers against any kind of behaviour which constitutes as bullying and harassment. This course also serves as a guide to those already experiencing inappropriate behaviour in the office and shows effective ways on how to deal with it in accordance to the law.

CPR Training

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course looks at the application of compressions and rescue breathing when a person is unresponsive and breathing abnormally. This course covers CPR to sustain brain function and life until medical support arrives. This course follows ARC guidelines.

Electrical Safety Awareness Training

Recognizing and understanding the nature of electrical hazards, and taking proper precautions to prevent related injuries can be a matter of life or death.

This Electrical Safety Awareness course is designed to provide an understanding of the principles of electricity, as well as the safety issues involved in electrical work, which will help largely in keeping you safe and healthy.

Environmental Awareness Training

Quite often our everyday actions and processes in work, have the ability to impact our surrounding environments in both positive and negative ways.

Many organisations, local councils, state governments and federal governments require both individuals and employers to not just understand their impacts on their environment but systematically measure these and demonstrate controls used to reduce or remove impacts.

Under Iso 14001 the term environment refers to an organization’s natural and human surroundings. An organization’s environment extends from within the organization itself to the global system, and includes air, water, land, flora, and fauna (including people), and natural resources of all kinds.

Gaining knowledge from this environmental awareness course will help you identify and become aware of your actions and their impact in our environment.

Fire Warden Training

Fire Warden Training provides candidate with the skills to be able to make the right decisions, efficiently and effectively in emergency situations;knowing when and how to evacuate personnel in a timely manner and ensure their personal safety.

Emergency situations can be chaotic and it is the job of fire wardens to ensure that evacuations and emergency situations are handled in a way which ensures the safety of those around them, for this reason it is imperative that wardens are equipped with the correct training.You will learn that a few simple precautions can reduce or prevent fire spreading easily and as a Fire Warden you are in charge, so it is critical that you’re aware of your role and responsibilities.

First Aid Training

Apply First Aid (also known as senior First Aid or Workplace first Aid level 2) is delivered face to face in a combination of practical and theoretical activities, exercises and assessments.

It provides the participants with the skills and knowledge to confidently manage emergency situations, providing care for the ill or injured until medical aid arrives. The course includes CPR.

It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid. All components of the course are written to the ARC guidelines.

First Attack Fire Fighting Training

First Attack Fire Fighting gives candidates the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and confidently use portable fire extinguishers; fire hose reels and fire blankets to extinguish a small fire. The course applies to any workplace and covers the following:

  • Operational safety and risk management
  • Emergency response including; rescue, active alarm, confine fire, evacuate and extinguish (race)
  • Fire types and classifications
  • Fire theory
  • Fire extinguisher types and their use
  • WHS and workplace policies and procedures (relevant)
  • Hose reels and fire blankets
  • Inspections and testing

Heat and UV Awareness Training

Heat and UV Awareness Training provides candidates with necessary skills and knowledge to help control and minimise the damaging effects of Heat and UV Exposure from the harsh Australian Sun.

Candidates will be provided with knowledge on the hazards and life threatening effects Heat and UV exposure have on our body. The power of the sun is often underestimated and the body’s ability to handle its effects is often overestimated. You and your employer have a duty of care to know the potential hazards and how to manage them.

High Risk Work Licence Theory Refresher Training

It is important for you to understand and acknowledge the legislative requirements and practical reasoning behind the High Risk Work Licence. This module aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of what it entails to get your High Risk Work Licence, and why it is needed in the first place.

High Risk Work is defined by Work Health and Safety Regulations as work that requires a High Risk Work Licence because of the inherent risks when carrying it out. It is important that you are aware of the risks and hazards in the work place, and how these can be mitigated or minimised.

At the end of the lessons, your knowledge on the topics will be measured through quizzes. All questions must be answered correctly to move on with the course.

HSR - Health and Safety Representative Training

Requirements for the HSR - Health and Safety Representative course are set out in the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011. This is a five (5) day Work place Health & Safety course, encompassing the role and powers of Health & Safety Representative's providing them with the necessary skills to meet the requirements of the WHS Act for elected Health and Safety Representatives.

The one day Refresher Training course is an entitlement for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) under the QLD Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation. The course meets the requirements of the WHS Regulations for HSRs elected under the WHS Act. This 7-hour course will assist HSRs in understanding the requirements of the WHS Act for Health and Safety Representatives.

Provide Hygienic and Safe Handling Practices for Food Training

Hygienic and safe handling practices are important for all industries that prepare and serve food. A hygienic environment assists in managing risks and ensures food is safe to consume. Where food or services are presented to customers, it helps to ensure that a high quality product can be delivered and client satisfaction is maintained. This awareness course will familiarise you with several fundamental practices for ensuring hygienic and safe handling practices for food.

Incident Investigation Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Problem Solving Training

Incident Investigation Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Problem Solving Training (ID 1825) provides technical personnel and managers who are required to undertake incident investigations as part of their job role. This course provides the underpinning knowledge and necessary skills required to solve routine and non-routine problems, correct investigation techniques and how to drill down to the root cause. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a popular and well established technique to assist people in answering the question of 'Why' the problem occurred in the first.

This 2-day course includes a workshop for trainees to work through case studies to complete incident investigations and propose solutions to address root causes. Trainees are required to bring workplace incidents that will be used for in-class activities.

Incident Management Team Training

Incident Management Team Training is designed to introduce Onshore/Offsite Emergency Support Team members to the skills and knowledge required to act as part of the Emergency Support Team, from the Duty Manager down.

Introduction to Marine Operations Training

Introduction to Marine Operations is designed to introduce personnel to the philosophy & underpinning knowledge to enable participants to perform FPSO’s marine operations duties. This will include an understanding of offshore marine operations & the associated safety procedures.

Lock-out and Tag-out Procedures Training

Lock-out Tag-out Procedures training covers a range of workplace tasks required to safely lock-out the use of machinery by personnel. You will be taught how to effectively lock-out and tag-out machinery and equipment by utilising relevant documentation with terminology that has been clearly marked; including the legislation for personal to abide by to undertake lock-out and tag-out on machinery and equipment.

Every year countless workers are killed or injured due to the unintentional release of hazardous energy. Numerous incidents could have been prevented with clearly documented lock-out tag-out procedures.

Effective lock-out tag-out procedures can dramatically increase your company’s productivity by making lock-out tag-out activities more efficient. Safe work procedures serve as a checklist to allow workers to quickly move through the steps without confusion or mistakes, reducing downtime and damage to machinery.

Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) and CPR Training

This training package includes both UETTDRRFO6B Perform rescue from a live LV panel and HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) Training

Low Voltage Rescue (LVR) Training covers the performance of rescue procedures from live Low Voltage (LV) apparatus, not including overhead lines and underground cables in the work place. It specifies the mandatory requirements of rescue from a live LV panel and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for, health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

CPR Training

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course looks at the application of compressions and rescue breathing when a person is unresponsive and breathing abnormally. This course covers CPR to sustain brain function and life until medical support arrives. This course follows ARC guidelines.

Management of Drilling Emergencies (MODE) Training

Management of Drilling Emergencies (MODE) training is designed to maintain competency standards for key drilling & management personnel from both onshore & offshore drilling facilities to the required hydrocarbon industry standards in dealing with & minimising impact during an emergency situation on site.

The course is delivered with five participants, each undertaking unique roles to simulate a Major Emergencies situation. These roles and responsibilities can include Installation Manager, Deputy Commander, Control Room Panel/ Radio Operator, Key Events Coordinator and Muster & Logistics Coordinator. Depending on client requirements, additional students can be added over a longer delivery period, or certain roles can be backfilled to support an actual simulated Major Emergencies situation.

MOME training can be contextualised to a client's specific project. This is achieved by incorporating into the MOME-suite the exact procedures, controls and environments for a project, including layout, which would be experienced during an emergency at that project. If preferred, the course can also be delivered via a generic emergency environment.

Training is conducted through theory presentations highlighting essential underpinning knowledge followed by scenario based simulation sessions using purpose built training simulators. The practical component of the training is conducted by creating credible realistic scenarios using computer based simulators replicating functional drilling systems, were the operator & manager are expected to assess the situation, gather important incident data & respond in a predictable manner to maintain personnel safety & prevent escalation.

Management of Major Emergencies (MOME) Training

Management of Major Emergencies (MOME) training is designed to maintain competency standards for key operational and management personnel, from both onshore and offshore production facilities to the required hydrocarbon industry standards. The course is delivered with five participants, each undertaking unique roles to simulate a Major Emergencies situation. These roles and responsibilities can include Installation Manager, Deputy Commander, Control Room Panel/ Radio Operator, Key Events Coordinator and Muster & Logistics Coordinator. Depending on client requirements, additional students can be added over a longer delivery period, or certain roles can be backfilled to support an actual simulated Major Emergencies situation.

MOME training can be contextualised to a client's specific project. This is achieved by incorporating into the MOME-suite the exact procedures, controls and environments for a project, including layout, which would be experienced during an emergency at that project. If preferred, the course can also be delivered via a generic emergency environment. Training is conducted through theory presentations highlighting essential underpinning knowledge followed by scenario based simulation sessions using purpose built training simulators.

The practical component of the training is conducted by creating credible realistic scenarios using computer based simulators replicating functional operating systems, were the operator and manager are expected to assess the situation. Learn to gather important incident data and respond in a predictable manner to maintain personnel safety and prevent escalation.

Management of Major Emergencies (MOME) Offshore Training

Management of Major Emergencies (MOME) training is designed to introduce offshore operators to the philosophy and underpinning knowledge behind Major Emergency Management on an offshore facility. The course is delivered with five participants, each undertaking unique roles to simulate a Major Emergencies situation. These roles and responsibilities can include Installation Manager, Deputy Commander, Control Room Panel/ Radio Operator, Key Events Coordinator and Muster & Logistics Coordinator. Depending on client requirements, additional students can be added over a longer delivery period, or certain roles can be backfilled to support an actual simulated Major Emergencies situation.

MOME training can be contextualised to a client's specific project. This is achieved by incorporating into the MOME-suite the exact procedures, controls and environments for a project, including layout, which would be experienced during an emergency at that project. If preferred, the course can also be delivered via a generic emergency environment.

The intent is to train personnel through theory, simulation and practical demonstration in the techniques of Major Emergency Management, review and test company procedures related to Emergency Response, identify any areas of deficiency in emergency response (site specific) and to increase awareness of Asset Loss Prevention.

Management of Major Emergencies (MOME) Onshore Training

Management of Major Emergencies (MOME) training is designed to maintain competency standards for key operational and management personnel, from both onshore and offshore production facilities to the required hydrocarbon industry standards. The course is delivered with five participants, each undertaking unique roles to simulate a Major Emergencies situation. These roles and responsibilities can include Installation Manager, Deputy Commander, Control Room Panel/ Radio Operator, Key Events Coordinator and Muster & Logistics Coordinator. Depending on client requirements, additional students can be added over a longer delivery period, or certain roles can be backfilled to support an actual simulated Major Emergencies situation.

MOME training can be contextualised to a client's specific project. This is achieved by incorporating into the MOME-suite the exact procedures, controls and environments for a project, including layout, which would be experienced during an emergency at that project. If preferred, the course can also be delivered via a generic emergency environment.

Training is conducted through theory presentations highlighting essential underpinning knowledge followed by scenario based simulation sessions using purpose built training simulators.

The practical component of the training is conducted by creating credible realistic scenarios using computer based simulators replicating functional operating systems, were the operator and manager are expected to assess the situation. Learn to gather important incident data and respond in a predictable manner to maintain personnel safety and prevent escalation.

Manual Handling - Managing Hazards Training

Manual handling tasks are very common in your workplace and household. The fact that these are so common is probably the reason why the correct manual handling procedures are often neglected or even unheard of.

Carrying out manual tasks blindly could lead to musculoskeletal disorders or MSD. Correct procedures and forms will greatly help to decrease any potential injuries.

So if your work is comprised of manual handling tasks, it is best to learn how to identify, address, correct, and manage any and all manual handling hazards in the workplace.

Manual Handling Training

The most common workplace injuries in Australia are sprains and strains caused by the stresses due to manual tasks. Most jobs involve some type of force and/or repetition, using the body to move or hold an object person or animal; from loading pallets, erecting scaffold to entering data into a computer. This course is designed to give workers and managers the necessary skills and techniques to stop and assess their work activities to reduce the impact on the body. Including redesign/simple alterations; correct lifting techniques; body mechanics and maintenance.

MSSS Mine Site Safety Supervisor Training

The Mine Site Safety Supervisor course covers safety, management and legal responsibilities regarding OHS and mining legislation. The course aims at informing the participant how to isolate and minimise risk at their work site.

Managing Noise & Preventing Hearing Loss Training

Managing noise and preventing hearing loss training provides candidates with essential knowledge and skills on how to minimise and prevent the effects of excessive levels of noise.

Hearing loss from excessive exposure to high levels of noise is preventable, 37% of all hearing loss in Australia is due to excessive levels of noise, and the problem is not new. Regardless of how it’s caused, noise induced hearing damage diminishes the quality of your life and is easily preventable with a few precautions.

Hazardous noise affects the functioning of the inner ear, which with excessive exposure for a period of time may cause permanent hearing loss beyond repair.

Restricted Asbestos Licence Training

It has been recognised for many years that asbestos is a hazardous substance. The people who work with asbestos must be trained in the safe way of handling and transporting the material. A licence is required in Western Australia for the removal of materials that contain asbestos. Only a licence holder or an employee of a licence holder may carry out this type of work. The Restricted Asbestos Licence allows people to remove amounts exceeding 10 square metres of bonded (non-friable) asbestos. For more information please view the Worksafe website

Risk Management Training

Risk Management training provides candidates with the necessary knowledge to undertake risk assessments within their workplace. You will be taught how to assess your environment and identify potential risks and create contingency plans to prevent potential accidents from happening.

Risk Management Safety Essentials is about your safety and the safety of others you work with every day. Risk Management training will provide you with an understand of what the safety objectives the company you work for should have in place, the team or crew you are a part of, and your risk position before you start to analyse risk at work.

Having a Risk Management plan is an important part of maintaining a successful and responsible company; every company should have one.

Safety in the Office Training

This awareness course provides all office workers with adequate health and safety information to ensure safe working. This allows learners to demonstrate understanding of office safety in the work environment, knowledge of responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of the key workplace hazards that employees need to be aware of. At first glance, white collar jobs such as managerial, administrative, or other kinds of work done in the office are generally perceived to be safe working environments. That is, compared to industries like construction and mining. While the environment is generally safer and less hostile, the truth is that there are still hazards and risks in the office that could lead to personal injuries or the loss of life! Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to identify common office hazards and their recommended preventive measures.

Standard 11 (S11) Generic Induction (GI) Safety Training

The course includes both theoretical and practical components covering; Conducting local risk Control, Communication in the Workplace, Complying With Site Work Processes and Procedures, Working Safely & following OHS Policies & Procedures, Applying Initial First Aid and, Responding to Local Emergencies and Incidents.

Undertake Root Cause Analysis Training

This program aims to provide candidates with the necessary skills to identify the origins a 'problem' and apply a methodical process to solve the problem. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a popular and well established technique to assist people in answering the question of 'Why' the problem occurred in the first place.

  • Types of causes - Physical, Human, Organisational
  • The Root Cause Analysis Process - Define the problem, Collect data, Identify possible causal factors, Identify the Root Cause(s), Recommend and implement solutions.
  • Practical exercises using RCA methods

White Card Training

This unit covers the required Occupational Health & Safety procedures on a work site. It includes awareness of OHS, risk management and prevention of injury or illness on site. This card is required before working on any active construction/ mine site.

Working Safely at Heights Awareness Online Training

The Working Safely at Heights online course prepares candidates for all safety and practical aspects of working at height.

This awareness course will give you an understanding of risks of working at heights and how to manage them.This is based on the national unit of competency RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights.