Work Health and Safety Training and Induction

Training and Induction

JCU’s Health, Safety and Environment Unit offers a range of training programs with the aim of providing useful and relevant health and safety related skills and knowledge; to enable staff to participate and contribute more effectively as a member of the JCU community and to assist in driving a positive safety culture at the University.

Please contact hsetraining@jcu.edu.au to inquire about training or for further information about scheduled training courses.

Mandatory Work Health and Safety Training all Workers

All JCU workers, including casuals, and postgraduate students must complete the following JCU WHS Mandatory Training.

JCU Health Safety and Environment Online Induction

The JCU HSE Online Induction is divided into topics with questions after topics that are designed to confirm your understanding of the information provided.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online Only video - Within two days of commencement 40 minutes Every three years or when legislation changes

JCU Fire and Evacuation Program (FEP)

The Fire Evacuation Program (FEP) is an interactive online training, assessment and evacuation planning program which meets the requirements of the Queensland Fire Regulations and Australian Standards. You are required to complete the FEP for each building that you work in. You are also required to complete the FEP when you are relocated to work in another building.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online  - Within two days of commencement 20 minutes Annual

JCU Local Site Induction Checklist

All staff are required to undertake general and site/work specific WHS Induction. Managers are responsible for ensuring that new staff receive this induction on their first day at work.  Both the manger and new staff member must sign the induction checklist and the supervisor must keep a copy for audit purposes.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Face to Face by Managers - Within 4 weeks of commencement Varies Once Only or when work area changes

RiskWare System Use

All workers and postgraduate students are required to undertake RiskWare System Use - Incident & Hazard Reporting, Logging a Risk Assessment.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Practical Work Shop or Online Videos- within three months of commencement 60 or 30 minutes Once only

WHS Risk Management Fundamentals Training

All workers and postgraduate students are required to undertake WHS Risk Management Fundamentals Training.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Practical Workshop or
Online Video
- Within three months of commencement
90 Face to face or
40 minutes video
Once only

Work Health and Safety Officer Training

Required by the WHS Officers only: University Council, Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, Provost, Chief of Staff, Pro Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellors, Directors, Deans of College and Executive Officer.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online - Within 4 weeks of commencement  20 minutes Every three years or when legislation change

Work Health and Safety Training

Work Health and Safety training that is organised by JCU HSE Unit is open to all staff and students to attend.  Some training session require an approval and can incur a cost as they are conducted by external training providers.

JCU Managers/Supervisors WHS Essentials

This course provides Manager/Supervisors with the skills and knowledge required to become familiar with their WHS responsibilities for management or supervision of staff.  There is no cost to participants.

Field Trip Module

This course provides a systematic and consistent approach to creating, managing and approving field trips in a controlled environment at JCU using the RiskWare Field Trip Module.  This sessions provides participants with knowledge of safety duty, obligations and responsibilities as well as identify key features of the RiskWare Field Trip Module.

Biological Materials Workers

  • All workers working with Biologicals or in an OGTR certified facility (PC1, PC2, PC3) As per HSE-PRO - 009: Biosafety Procedure.
  • Speak to your supervisors to gain access to the Learn JCU Biosafety Community Organisation to complete this training
TrainingTime frameDurationDelivery ModeRefresher
BiosafetyBefore you start work with biological materials30 minutesOnlineN/A

Drugs and Poisons

  • Any worker using S4, S7, S8, S9 Eg; antibiotics, dangerous poisons.
TrainingTime frameDurationDelivery ModeRefresher
Drugs and Poisons - under developmentBefore you start work with drugs and poisons15 minutesOnlineN/A

Dangerous Goods Shipping and Packing

  • This course should be completed by those who persons transporting dangerous goods.  For example maintenance, workshop, field and lab workers.  Contact the HSE Training and Communications Advisor to register for this training.

Emergency Control Organisation

Hazardous Chemical Workers

TrainingWho/Time frameDurationDelivery ModeRefresher
Chemical Safety Training Hazardous Chemicals - Under developmentAll Workers using chemicals
Before you start work with chemicals
15 minutesOnlineN/A
ChemWatch GoldFFX - JCU uses the ChemWatch GoldFFX Chemical Management System for all chemicalsAny worker required to maintain ChemWatch manifests
Before you start work with chemicals
1 day or onlineContact HSE Training and Communications AdvisorN/A
Hazardous Material Containment TrainingAny worker required to clean up hazardous material spillsHalf DayContact HSE Training and Communications AdvisorN/A

Health and Safety Representatives (HSR)

Laboratory Workers

  • Contact laboratory Managers for the lab for specific induction

Radiation Workers

Construction & Maintenance Contract Workers Induction Health and Safety

All contractors conducting minor or major works, shall complete the JCU online contractor work health and safety induction prior to the contractor attending the JCU workplace to commence work. Inductions must be refreshed every three years to remain current.

Timeline for Undertaking Safety TrainingDurationRefresher
Online  - Prior to commencing works on JCU workplace 20 minutes Every three years or when legislation changes

Induction for JCU Tenants

Commercial tenants of JCU property should watch the Tenants Induction video as part of their work health and safety obligations.