WorkPro’s resources module is a generic training course applicable to workers in the resources industry in Australia. The module is a 2 hour training module designed to be complemented by a minesite induction. The module is intended to be aligned with some of the outcomes in the Nationally Accredited Unit Resources Industry unit RIIOHS201A Work Safely and will follow OHS policies and procedures.

The topics covered include:

  • An overview of the inherent generic hazards of a mine site, including applying and accessing site safety procedures
  • Explanations of the risks an individual is likely to be exposed to:
    • Hazardous tool – hand tools (grinders, knives, hardened steel hammers and tools)
    • Plant Operations – training – familiarization – challenge testing – authorization
    • Hazardous substances
    • Vehicle Safety
    • Noise
    • Heat
  • Isolation awareness & tagging – basic  overview of isolation principles and practices
  • An introduction to safe work practices
  • An introduction to risk assessments
    • Risk Assessment Processes – basic overview of risk assessment process and types of risk assessment tools that may be used (formal and informal).
  • An introduction to writing job hazard analysis (JHA’s)
  • Mine site signage and functions
  • How to use basic PPE
  • Housekeeping
  • Introduction to permit use
    • Hazardous Work – Hot Work – Confined Space – working at heights
  • Fitness for work
    • Drug and Alcohol Awareness – basic overview of D&A, types of tests that may be encountered (Alcohol Testing, Saliva Drug Testing, Urine Drug Testing)
  • Reporting injuries and incidents.
    • Injury Management and Return to Work Principals
  • Importance of a positive safety culture
  • Planned Job Observations and Safety Interactions, Safety Observations – cultural practice where an assessment may take place in the work environment, during the work being undertaken and where the safety issues of the work will be examined and discussed.

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