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Australian WHS Course

In this Australian WHS Course, we show you how to practically and pragmatically implement the essential elements of Australian Work Health and Safety Legislation. In particular, we look at the so-called ‘upstream’ WHS duties. These are the elements you need to safely introduce systems and services into the Australian market.

Lessons in This Course

Guide to the Australian WHS Act

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This Guide to the WHS Act covers many topics of interest to system safety and design safety specialists, this full-length video covers key sections (§) of the Act:

  • § 3, Object [of the Act];
  • § 4-8, Definitions;
  • § 12A, Exclusions;
  • § 18, Reasonably Practicable;
  • § 19, Primary Duty of Care;
  • § 22-26, Duties of Designers, Manufacturers, Importers, Suppliers & those who Install/Construct/Commission;
  • § 27, Officers & Due Diligence;
  • § 46-49, Consult, Cooperate & Coordinate;
  • § 152, Function of the Regulator; and
  • § 274-276, WHS Regulations and CoP.

The Consultation, Cooperation & Coordination Code of Practice

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In this 30-minute session, we look at the Consultation, Cooperation & Coordination Code of Practice (CC&C CoP). We cover the Commonwealth and Model versions of the CoP, appendices & a summary of detailed requirements; and further commentary. This CoP is one of the two that are generally applicable.


  • CC&C in the Federal or Commonwealth CoP;
  • Extra CC&C in the Model CoP;
  • (Watch out for Jurisdiction);
  • Further commentary; and
  • Where to get more information.

The Risk Management CoP

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In this 40-minute session, we look at the Risk Management Code of Practice (CoP). We cover: who has WHS duties; the four-step process; keeping records, appendices & a summary of detailed requirements; and further commentary. This CoP is the other one of the two that are generally applicable.


  • Who has WHS duties;
  • The four-step process;
  • Keeping records, appendices & summary of detailed requirements;
  • Further commentary; and
  • Where to get more information.

Safe Design

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Want some good guidance on Safe Design? In this 52-minute video from the Safety Artisan, you will find it. We take the official guidance from Safe Work Australia and provide a value-added commentary on it. The guidance integrates seamlessly with Australian law and regulations, but it is genuinely useful in any jurisdiction.


  • A safe design approach;
  • Five principles of safe design;
  • Ergonomics and good work design;
  • Responsibility for safe design;
  • Product lifecycle;
  • Benefits of safe design;
  • Legal obligations; and
  • Our national approach.

How to Demonstrate SFARP

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So our learning objectives for this session at the end of this session, you should understand the SFARP concept: what it’s all about. You should understand the variety of techniques that are available to you. Most importantly, you will be able to apply these techniques in the correct order, because that’s important in the real world.


  • Introduction – Reasonably Practicable;
  • How to SFARP with:
    • Codes, Standards & Regulations; and
    • Controls, or groups of controls.
  • Some practical hints on good practice;
  • Examples; and
  • Source information.

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