If you have an OHS related event you would like us to advertise, please email Renata with details, including cost, and where to RSVP.
BE TRADES HALL TRAINED: VTHC OHS Training Centre
Make sure you attend training provided either by your union or the VTHC! HSRs are elected by their fellow workers to represent them. We understand what HSRs need and have been training effective HSRs for many years. Remember that under Section 67 of the OHS Act, both HSRs and deputies have the right to attend the training course of their choice (in consultation with their employer).
The VTHC OHS Unit is now running courses in a number of new locations to cater for HSRs in the outer suburbs of Melbourne such as Epping. This is in addition to courses in our usual locations. If you have any questions on the registration process or the courses themselves, send an email to Lisa Mott (or call her on 03 9659 3511). Below are the dates for the next few courses run by the VTHC OHS Training Centre.
|HSR Initial OHS training course||HSR Refresher OHS Training Courses*|
* HSRs are entitled to attend this course every year subsequent to attending the Initial OHS training course.
OHS Training at the ACTU
The ACTU (Australian Council of Trade unions) runs training courses in occupational/workplace health and safety. These are the upcoming courses in Melbourne in 2019:
- Preventing Workplace Bullying and Harassment (Note: a $25 fee will apply)
Melbourne: August 8
For more information, email or phone Chris Hughes (03 9664 7389 Mon-Fri) or Anna Pupillo (03 9664 7334 Mon-Wed & Fri).
May 22 & 23: Workplace Health & Safety Show
The Workplace Health & Safety Show 2019 will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on Wednesday May 22 and Thursday May 23. Attendance is free and apart from the 100 plus exhibitors, there will be a free educational program on a range of important and interesting topics. To access the program and to register free, click here.
May 27: Southern Safety Group
The next meeting, the third for 2019, of the SSG will be held on Monday 27th May 2018.
On a very topical subject, the guest speaker for this meeting will be John Lambert who will be speaking on the challenges of quad bike safety. "Quad bike safety – the challenges in endeavouring to have quad bike safety improved when the manufacturers and their research is used to stop improvements!"
John is often asked to comment on road safety Issues you may have seen him once or twice on the evening News. Come along to this meeting to learn more.
When: 3.00 pm (Check in at 2.30pm) to 5pm
Where: Surdex Steel: 46 Brooks Drive, Dandenong South
Members are free; Non-members $5.00. Annual Membership: $25.00; Corporate $50.00
RSVP via email to Gary Thexton
June 11: Central Safety Group
The next meeting of the Central Safety Group will be held on Tuesday June 11th, on the topic "Safety lapses and real life consequences".
Presenter Rohan Sykes was a healthy, active young family man when he suffered an horrific workplace injury that caused severe burns to 35 per cent of his body. He was seriously injured by exposure to radiant heat from molten glass, despite wearing full PPE and following procedures.
When: 12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday, DATE 2019
Where: To be announced
Cost: attendance members free, non-members $10
Lunch (optional): sandwich and juice lunch $15
[Individual membership fee for 2019: $70]
RSVP by close of business Friday June 7. Book online now Alternatively, contact Jane Loudon, Secretary, Central Safety Group phone (03)9387 9768, mobile 0417 040 252