Verification of competency – SAFE WORKPLACE

Verification of competency Employers must ensure workers are competent to perform the work they carry out, not just licensed. New workers may have minimal or no experience of the business’s work, or its practices and procedures. Their competency needs to be assessed during recruitment or as part of their induction. They then need to be…
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First Aid – Health and Safety

First Aid and Health and Safety Who has health and safety duties in relation to first aid? A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty under the WHS Act to ensure the following. So far as is reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks…
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Automated External Defibrillation in Basic Life Support

AED Automated External Defibrillation in Basic Life Support 1 Background The importance of defibrillation has been well established as part of overall resuscitation, along with effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must only be used for persons who are unresponsive and not breathing normally. CPR must be continued until the AED is…
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ASQA wins case – Forging Vocational Certificates

Bogus qualifications lead to $75,000 penalty 1 May 2018 A Gold Coast man who fabricated four bogus vocational education and training (VET) qualifications for himself and used them in an attempt to gain employment has been ordered to pay a pecuniary penalty of $75,705. On 27 April 2018 the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) successfully…
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