If you run a business, it’s a good idea to sponsor some of your key employees and have them earn a Certificate IV in Health and Safety. Maintaining a healthy work environment is not only a legal requirement, it’s also the right thing to do. Structuring your company’s health and safety management protocols around accepted standards signals to customers, employees, and regulators alike that you are committed to taking care of everyone.
AS/NZS 4801:2001 is the preferred workplace health and safety standard in Australia and it requires companies to manage and monitor hazards that may cause harm to its employees. Creating improvements and controlling risks allows an organisation to not only protect its workers but also helps boost their bottom line. As an added advantage, the standard requires businesses to understand and comply with certain safety provisions that are relevant to the nature of its operations. This minimises the risk for noncompliance and saves your business from having to pay substantial fines and court costs.
Below are some of the key benefits of investing in a Certificate IV in Health and Safety for key personnel:
- Manage overall risk
- Reduce work-related illnesses and injuries—and the hidden costs associated with them
- Reduce absenteeism
- Better control over internal systems and processes
- Continuous improvement
- Happier staff, customers, and contractors
- Industry best practice
With a solid health and safety management system, your business can benefit from a formalised set of rules, regulations, and standard processes that ensure the safety of your staff and stakeholders.
Employees who complete a Certificate IV in Health and Safety can fill any of the following roles:
- Work Health and Safety or WHS Coordinator
- WHS Safety Officer
- WHS Representative
- Workcover Inspector
- Occupational Health and Safety Officer
- Occupational Health and Safety Technician
They will gain experience and knowledge in different areas, particularly in the following:
- Assisting the business in complying with WHS laws
- Helping implement WHS processes
- Identifying potential hazards and proposing ways to control them
- Responding to incidents
- Designing and implementing safety management systems
- Building a workplace incident response process
It’s more convenient than ever to earn a Certificate IV in Health and Safety because these courses can be taken online—even better during this time of social distancing. Talk to a provider today.
About the Author:
Warren Rowe has a dedicated team of ex-military personnel who are committed to obtaining qualifications for current and former defence personnel. 3CIR acknowledges that Military service is difficult, demanding and dangerous. But, returning to civilian life poses trials and challenges of a different kind for these men and women. During the early stages of their careers or towards retirement, they would have developed skills in many areas. They can be skilled in Leadership, Security, Risk Management, Work Health and Safety, Frontline Management, Community Service, Emergency Management, Training, First Response, Systems Technology, Logistics, and Trades.