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New OHS Laws

November 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm, by ipsadmin

Are you ready for the new national Occupational Health and Safety Laws? 1 January 2012 is looming upon us when you will need to comply with these laws.

The new OH & S laws will affect all businesses.  Nationally, all managers and business owners will be personally responsible for the safety of their staff.  Penalties include up to five years jail and fines of up to $600,000. Are you able to prove that you have provided “appropriate training” as stated in the Act to all members of staff, Health and Safety Representatives, Committee Members, Leaders and even CEOs ensuring that you have done everything possible to prevent workplace accidents and maintain a safe work environment?  If not, let IPS Institute help you. We believe that “appropriate training”  is training that is nationally accredited and recognised training. It is training that is assessed, and people are deemed “competent” with a piece of paper to prove it.

Staff – must be aware of and be responsible for managing workplace health and safety issues.

Workplace Health and Safety Representatives – must understand OHS laws and their responsibilities to keep employees safe.

Nominated Committee Members – maintain a safe working environment for employees and others via a consultative approach to safety, being the conduit between staff members and management.

Leaders (including business owners) – develop a safe culture in your workplace as you are legally obliged to do under the new laws.


Staff –  BSBOHS407A Monitor a Safe Workplace – 1 day face-to-face or on-line $250.00 each

Workplace Health and Safety Representatives – BSB41407 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety – 9 days  face-to-face (1 day per month) or on-line

Committee Members – Ensure a safe workplace – 1 day face-to-face or on-line $350.00 each

OR BSB51307 Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety – 8 days face-to-face or on-line $2,800.00 each

Leaders – BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace – 1 day face-to-face or on-line $350.00 each

Contact IPS Institute for further details. Ph 07 3841 8011 or email