Creating a Safety Culture
Online self-paced course | 3-5 hours to complete
What is a safety culture? A workplace culture that promotes the safety places a high level of importance on the beliefs, values and attitudes towards safety issues within the organisation. These values must be shared by most staff and put into practice on a daily basis – when this happens, making safety a priority becomes second nature.
Anyone who has worked in a highly regulated or high-risk environment will know that safety is much more than ticking a box or following a procedure. When the attitude towards safety can be characterised as ‘the way things are done around here’ a positive safety culture will build which can result in improved safety practices and all-round performance.
What You'll Learn
- Methods for identifying hazards and situations that may cause injury or illness;
- Tool and practices to help embed the importance of safety awareness in your workplace;
- Who’s responsible for safety and monitoring safe practices;
- How to develop active contribution from employees to safety practice, policy and procedure;
- Identifying risks, risk ratings and risk controls;
- Incident reporting;
- Responding to emergencies;
- Safety signs, symbols and protections.
This course is ideal for
- Safety professionals who want to promote greater awareness and acceptance of safety in their workplace;
- Anyone working in a high-risk industry who wants to gain a general understanding of safety;
- Team leaders or workers exposed to potential hazards who want to improve their own knowledge of safety practices.