This course is no longer conducted by MARCSTA (information for historical purposes only)

Work Health and Safety Induction


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National Training Package

The Work Health and Safety Induction underpins the unit of competency RIIOHS201A Work safely and follow OH&S policies and procedures which is a core unit of competency from the nationally accredited RII09 Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package.  The course, however, is not nationally accredited as MARCSTA is not an RTO.

Course Details

  • A recommended eight hour program for the resources sector.
  • The Work Health and Safety Induction does not replace the employer site-specific safety induction.

Program Content

Element 1: Access and Apply Site Safety Procedures

  • Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity
  • Carry out isolation of energy sources and immobilisation of potential energy sources, including tagging according to required procedure
  • Locate destinations within the site by interpreting and applying site plans, site transport rules and appropriate signage
  • Identify and act on or report breaches in site safety in accordance with required procedures

Element 2: Apply Personal Safety Measures

  • Use personal protective equipment in accordance with required procedures
  • Establish and maintain a clean and tidy safe working area in accordance with required procedures
  • Obtain permits and clearances in accordance with required procedures, before specialised work is carried out
  • Apply safe manual handling procedures in accordance with guidance and/or procedures
  • Identify and apply site procedures for conduct of high risk activities

Element 3: Apply Operational Safety Measures

  • Recognise and respond to alarms in accordance with required procedures
  • Identify and clarify own responsibility in regard to emergency situation procedures and respond to and report emergency situations in accordance with required procedures
  • Apply basic fire fighting techniques in accordance with requirements
  • Identify emergency escape route(s) and procedures in accordance with requirements

Element 4: Maintain Personal Well-Being for Job

  • Identify risks to personal well-being and recognise preventative strategies to minimise impact on site
  • Identify, act on and report situations which may endanger the individual or others
  • Access and explain site requirements for fitness for duty
  • Adhere to site policies in relation to smoking, alcohol and drug use

Element 5: Identify and Report Incidents

  • Understand site incident and injury statistics in accordance with required procedures
  • Report and record incidents and injuries in accordance with required procedures
  • Contribute to and participate in incident investigations in accordance with the responsibilities and protection under the relevant legislation


OHSA(WA) Submission to WorkSafe


Society response to WorkSafe's "Discussion Paper Work Health and Safety Regulations"









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