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Table of Contents

  1. Directors and Officers Safety Duties – what you need to know now
  2. Manual Handling – Safe Manual Handling and Prevention of Back Injury
  3. Emergency Evacuation Wardens
  4. Investigator Training - Basic

Directors and Officers Safety Duties – what you need to know now

This is a workshop for your Board Members and senior managers and all should attend.  Directors and Officers of  the “PCBU"  have new duties which carry personal liability under the  Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. The penalties are higher and negligence could result in a prison term. This course covers what you need to know to meet your health and safety obligations.

  • PCBUs or Person in Charge of a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) – who are they and what duties they need to perform
  • Directors and Officers Duties
  • What it means to exercise due diligence and the steps you should take to:
    1. To acquire knowledge of work OHS matters;
    2. To gain an understanding of the nature of the work and the hazards and risks;
    3. To ensure the PCBU has resources and processes to manage risks and uses them;
    4. To ensure the PCBU has processes for collecting information on incidents, hazards and risks and responding to that information;
    5. To ensure the PCBU implements compliance with the Act;
    6. To verify the provision and use of resources and processes in 3 – 5 above.

Action Planning cycle – Policy & Planning; Deliver; Monitor; Review

Duration: 2 hours. (Optional workshop to develop an implementation plan extends session to 4 hours).


Manual Handling – Safe Manual Handling and Prevention of Back Injury

Staff attending the manual handling training will gain an understanding of how their back works, and the principals of manual handling. They will develop gain a solid grounding in the following:

  1. Manual Task Injuries
  2. Muscolo-skeletal Disorders (MSDs)
  3. How Your Back Works
  4. It could happen to you!
  5. Manual Task Risk Factors
  6. Manual Task Case Studies
  7. Principles of Safe Manual Tasks

Duration: 2 hours.


Emergency Evacuation Wardens

Staff attending the Emergency Evacuation Wardens training will be able to

  1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of Fire and Emergency Wardens.
  2. Identify Factors pertaining to safe evacuation.
  3. Identify resources required to ensure safe evacuation from a workplace or site.
  4. Explain requirements and procedures to pre-warn other parties involved in emergency operations.

Duration: 2 hours.


Investigator Training - Basic

The purpose of an investigation is to determine the cause or causes of the incident, to identify any unsafe conditions, acts, or procedures that contributed to the incident, and to recommend corrective action to prevent similar incidents. The investigation must be carried out by persons who are knowledgeable about the type of work involved. Staff attending the incident/accident training will have a solid grounding in the following steps:

  1. Responding to the accident
  2. Conducting the investigation
  3. Interview techniques
  4. Finding the cause and taking remedial action
  5. Completing the accident/incident investigation report
  6. Following-up on recommendations
  7. Evaluating corrective action

Attendees will complete a practical exercise.
A workbook will be provided.

Duration: half day.


Sean McBride has been an OHS practitioner since 2004. He has been involved in countless incident investigations from serious chemicals spills through to workplace death. An experienced detective, adult trainer and senior manager in the NZ Police positions him well to lead incident management training. His training style is adaptive, drawing on trainees own experiences, and will challenge even the most experienced professional.

"We used Sean of Salus to advise us on workplace health and safety matters. We found his services to be prompt and efficient, and he provided us with advice that was both useful and practical."
Paul Glucina, ABOUT FACE Skin ...

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