Modules– Summary PCBU Course

Module 1 – Overview

This session provides participants with a high level overview of the WHS Regulations and supporting Codes of Practice and other guidance material introduced to support the new legislation.

 

Module 2 – Workplace WHS Requirements

The purpose of this module is to provide information about the general workplace management provisions of Chapters 2 and 3 of the WHS Regulations and how these differ from the existing requirements in the OHS Regulations 2001.

 

Module 3 – Common WHS Hazards

This module provides information about common workplace health and safety hazards covered in the WHS Regulations. It includes a high level comparison between the WHS Regulations and the existing NSW OHS Regulation to show similarities and differences.

 

Module 4 – High Risk Hazards

This session covers high risk work including licensing arrangements for high risk work and other high risk hazards covered in the WHS Regulations.  This module does not cover all the hazards in Chapter 4 Hazardous Work which are common to most workplaces and have been covered in the previous module along with basic chemical, plant and structure hazards that you might expect to find in most workplaces. This module should be covered after the relevant modules on the WHS Act and Regulations.

 

Module 5 – Construction Work

In this module you will learn about the requirements governing the set up, management and operation of construction work as specified in Chapter 6 of the WHS Regulations. This includes the obligations of PCBUs and requirements for the appointment of principal contractors, the role of a principal contractor on a construction project and the use of Safe Work Method Statements. There are also requirements in this part of the WHS Regulations in relation to designers of structures.

 

Module 6 – Implications for Small Business

 

This module will provide participants with a high level overview of the WHS Regulations, the supporting Codes of Practice and other guidance material introduced to support the new legislation.  This module will cover specific issues and how this may impact on small business

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