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Sydney & NSW Safety Courses

The Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is a nationally accredited course for Safety Officers and OHS Representatives, but there are many other safety qualifications available today.

There are safety short courses that target areas like construction, mining, fire prevention and other industries where workers face additional risk or need special preparation for the equipment and conditions involved to carry out their responsibilities in their workplace.  Training courses like these give workers a certification in a specific skill set or knowledge area that says they know how to comply with the safety regulations in their line of work and are competent in operating all relevant equipment.

Inspire Education does not deliver training in these areas. Click on the course categories below to find out where you can take up safety short courses in Sydney and New South Wales.

Safety Courses in Sydney and New South Wales

  1. White Card for Construction
  2. Working at Heights
  3. High Risk License
  4. Fire Safety
  5. Confined Spaces
  6. First Aid
  7. Emergency Rescue

Make sure to do your own research about the training providers listed here.  Enquire about their services, latest pricing details and the coverage of their courses by visiting their website or calling their enquiry number to find the best course for you.

1. White Card for Construction

The White Card is also known as the Work Safely in the Construction Industry course. Anyone seeking to start a career in construction needs the White Card including project managers, apprentices, trades persons and even self-employed workers. This induction course is a requirement across Australia and it replaces old qualifications like the Blue, Red and Green cards.

Work Safe Australia introduced the new White Card and made it uniform for all states and territories. In other words, the induction card workers receive are valid even if they trained in a different state or territory. This training covers the occupational health and safety rules and legislation all workers must comply with, how to identify and control risks in construction sites, and procedures for communication and reporting incidents.

 

2. Working Safely at Heights

The Work Safely at Heights course is made for anyone whose job responsibilities involve the risk of falling from one level to another. This is often the case in industries like mining and construction where workers often transfer between raised platforms.  Other professions like window cleaners and building maintenance workers also look to gain this training.

When you take up this course, you will be taught how to prevent falling accidents, how to use safety equipment, anchoring methods and other practical skills. Some providers also include a rescue portion which has its own special requirements and procedures.

Training providers for Working at Heights are:

 

Course Provider and Website

Location

Enquiry Number

1.

Combined Safety Solutions

South Nowra, NSW

(02) 4421 7732

2.

Cobra Training and Licensing Services

Wetherill Park, NSW

1300 262 721

 

3. High Risk Work Licenses

Many positions have responsibilities that fall under the category of High Risk Work.  They often involve handling and operating equipment like forklifts, elevated work platforms and cranes. These equipment are labelled high risk because of the potential accidents that can happen while carrying out tasks such as scaffolding, rigging, dogging and other related responsibilities.

Training providers for High Risk Work Licenses are:

 

Course Provider and Website

Location

Licenses Available

Enquiry Number

1.

Hunter Plant Operator Training School

Cessnock, NSW

Dogging

Crane Operation

Forklift Operation

Excavator Operation

1800 640 580

2.

Cobra Training and Licensing Services

Wetherill Park, NSW

Basic Rigging

Forklift Operation

Dogging

1300 262 721

 

4. Fire Safety

Fire safety covers a huge variety of skills from prevention and emergency response to warden courses and proper use of equipment.

Warden courses are for professionals who want to become the Fire Warden of their workplace. This training teaches the different aspects  involved in emergency preparedness like how to organise and lead an evacuation, assess potential emergency risks and create processes when your workplace is faced with an emergency.

Other courses include general emergency awareness where employees are taught how to react when an emergency arises. Part of this training is identifying safe zones for buildings where residents can assemble after an evacuation. You will also be taught about basic fire fighting equipment like how to use fire extinguishers and how the alarms work in your workplace.

Training providers for Fire Safety are:

 

Course Provider and Website

Location

Courses

Enquiry Number

1.

Gemstone Fire and Safety

Sydney, NSW

Fire Warden

1300 723 309

2.

Fire Service Plus

Albion Park Rail, NSW

Staff Awareness

(02) 4257 4366

 

 

5. Working and Entering Confined Spaces

Confined spaces are a source of significant risk because they are typically not built for regular access. Among the potential dangers include airborne contaminants brought by poor ventilation, restricted spaces for entry and exit, mechanical hazards and even psychological stress.

This course covers procedures to follow before entering a confined space such as hazard identification, knowing what special equipment is needed and precautions to take to prevent fires. Besides from the skills, it also teaches you the rules and legislation workers must follow at all times.

Training providers for Working and Entering Confined Spaces are:

 

Course Provider and Website

Location

Enquiry Number

1.

Cobra Training and Licensing Services

Wetherill Park, NSW

1300 262 721

 

6. First Aid

First aid training is essential in almost every workplace. It is a skill workers are recommended to have regardless of their profession or industry because injuries and accidents can happen anywhere. Many first aid courses are even targeted towards people who have no medical background since they can benefit the most out of it.

Typical courses teach a wide range of basic skills like how to treat burns, wounds and fractures, move the sick or injured and perform CPR. They may also cover how to manage people with seizures, asthma and bites from spiders and snakes.

Training providers for First Aid are:

 

Course Provider and Website

Location

Enquiry Number

1.

Australian Red Cross – NSW

Blacktown, NSW

1300 367 428

2.

St John Ambulance

Burwood, NSW

(02) 9745 8888

 

7. Emergency Rescue

Organisations need specialised workers to respond when accidents or injuries happen in their workplace. Besides from first aid knowledge,  rescuers may need additional training when responding to accidents in special conditions. These may be for incidents where workers are in elevated platforms such as towers and cliffs, in confined spaces such as tunnels and passageways or other high risk environments. Because of this, rescuers often need to take prerequisite courses including Heights Safety and Working in Confined Spaces.

Emergency courses typically train workers to operate rescue equipment and the techniques and skills required for rescue. They may also include risk assessment, first aid procedures and casualty management depending on their coverage area.

Training providers for Emergency Rescue are:

 

Course Provider and Website

Location

Courses Available

Enquiry Number

1

Combined Safety Solutions

South Nowra, NSW

Vertical Rescue

Confined Space Rescue

Road Crash Rescue

(02) 4421 7732

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