4.4.2 Training and Competency
[enter-your-company-name-here], in consultation with its employees and relevant contractors, identifies training needs in relation to performing work activities competently, including OH&S training. Procedures are in place to ensure that OH&S competencies are developed and maintained. Personnel are assessed as competent, on the basis of skills achieved through education, training or experience, to perform assigned tasks taking into account the OH&S obligations, hazards and risks associated with the work activities.
Procedures have been developed to provide OH&S training. These procedures cover:
- the characteristics and composition of the workforce which impact on OH&S management; and
- responsibilities, hazards and risks.
[enter-your-company-name-here] ensures that all personnel (including contractors and visitors) have undertaken training appropriate to the identified needs.
Training is carried out by persons with appropriate knowledge, skills and experience in OH&S and training.
Skills and Training records
[enter-your-company-name-here] maintains detailed records of skills, competences and training for all employees and relevant contractors. These records are reviewed [how often] to ensure that they are up to date and relevant. During the review process, any training needs, including OH&S, are identified and a training program established.
[enter-your-company-name-here] has developed a skills matrix for each position to ensure that employees have the necessary skills and experience to perform their duties effectively and safely. Compliance with the skills matrix will be assessed on the basis of skills achieved through education, training or experience to perform assigned tasks. The skills matrix identifies the hazards and risks associated with the task and records the employee’s competency to work safely.
The OH&S committee conducts a regular and systematic review of training methods to ensure that they are relevant and effective. During these reviews, the committee will examine trend and historical data from reports to determine the need for changes to training methods.
Immediate training action
Whenever an employee is deemed to fall short of the skills necessary to perform their work effectively and safely, immediate action is taken to rectify the situation. On completion of training, the responsible supervisor or manager ensures that the training is satisfactory and records the details in the appropriate record. Follow up action is taken [when] to ensure that the training was effective and a note to this effect is made in the training record.
[enter-your-company-name-here] is committed to the development and provision of OH&S training for all employees.
When providing training, consideration is given to the;
- ethnic composition of the workforce
- level of English language comprehension
- educational background of the workforce
- past experience in working with OH&S protocols
When developing OH&S training, consideration is given to the;
- responsibilities assigned to the employee(s)
- inherent hazards associated with the work
- level of risk
Before commencing work
Before an employee, contractor or visitor is allowed to commence work or be in the vicinity of the work, the responsible supervisor or manager will ensure that they have received appropriate training, including OH&S. The responsible supervisor or manager will ensure that the employee, contractor or visitor is made aware of the hazards and risks present and ensure that all protective clothing and equipment is available and in use.
Approval to train
OH&S training shall be carried out by appropriately trained and experienced personnel. The OH&S manager must authorise all persons who carry out OH&S training. The OH&S manager will check the trainer’s necessary skills, experience and knowledge before authorising that person to commence training. Where the training involves plant, equipment or materials for which specific qualifications, licences or knowledge is required, the trainer must be qualified to deliver that training.
- 4.4.1 Structure and Responsibility
- 4.4.3 Consultation- Communication and Reporting
- 4.4.4 Documentation
- 4.4.5 Document and Data Control
- 4.4.6 Hazard Identification- Risk Assessment and Control Of Risks
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