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Health and Safety

Health and safety (H & S) in your workplace can help to keep yourself and your employees happy and productive, and most importantly keep people safe. 

Our health and safety courses are designed to meet the needs of the workplace and the requirements of Worksafe New Zealand and Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.  

Whether needing to understand and practise H & S at work , or develop a H & S Management Plan,  we can tailor the learning specifically to meet your workplace needs. Choose from any of the NZQA unit standards below.

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*Fully trained, competent and passionate staff
Please note:  a  $70.00 enrolment fee applies for new enrollments to Links.
US 497: Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
Level 1 (3 credits)
Identify and describe legislative rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety; describe the systems approach to workplace health and safety; and explain how hazards are defined in the HSE Act.
Fees: $160.00
US 17593: Apply safe work practices in the workplace 
Level 2 (4 credits)
Identify and apply clear communication methods; identify principles of workplace safety and apply safe work practices. 
 Fees: $195.00
 An Introduction to Health & Safety Certificate - Level 1 
This certificate consists of one assessment for two unit standards 497 & 17593. 
Fees: $270.00 (normally $355.00)
US 30265: Apply health and safety risk assessment to the job role (replaces US 17602)
Level 3 (8 credits) 
Describe the principles of health and safety risk assessment; and apply health and safety risk assessment to the job role in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry good practice.
 Fees: $210.00
 US 15189: Implement a health and safety plan of a workplace
Level 4 (4 credits)
 Understand health and safety regulations and apply a prepared health and safety plan to a particular workplace. Identify workplace responsibilities arising out of health and safety legislation; apply a health and safety plan, report an occurrence of serious harm, and prepare to manage emergencies in a specified workplace.
 Fees: $200.00
 US 17601: Conduct an occupational health and safety incident investigation
Level 4 (6 credits)
Explain why workplace accidents need to be reported and investigated; explain the concepts of a multiple causation and root-cause analysis; detail an incident investigation process using a hypothetical incident; and produce an incident investigation report based on a documented incident.
 Fees: $220.00
 US 5616: Develop and implement a hazard management system for a selected business operation
Level 4 (10 credits)
 Develop and implement a hazard management system for a selected business. Describe a hazard management system; develop and implement a hazard identification programme; assess hazards and risks; develop and implement hazard controls; and describe systems for monitoring hazards; and monitor a hazard management system.
 Fees: $345.00
 US 17459: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe manual handling practices in the workplace
Level 3 (3 credits)
Demonstrate basic knowledge of types of manual handling risks; describe injury risk reduction measures for manual handling; use safe manual handling practices with and without mechanical aids.  
 Fees: $160.00
 US 5619: Conduct an occupational health and safety management systems audit for a selected business operation
Level 4 (15 credits)
Work with health and safety professionals to undertake an occupational health and safety (OHS) audit. Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand OHS management standards; plan an OHS management systems audit; conduct an OHS management systems audit; and document and report results of an OHS management systems audit, for a selected business operation.
 Fees: $345.00
 US 29315 Describe the role and function of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace.
Level 3 (2 credits)
The purpose of this standard is for representatives to explain and demonstrate the overall role and functions of a Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. 
 Fees: $287.50
 US 19521: Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements of the Health and Safety at work Act 2015
Level 4 (5 credits)
Describe the intention and coverage of the HSWA; demonstrate knowledge of duties and responsibilities for health and safety ( H & S) in the workplace; outline the legally required H & S systems in the workplace; and demonstrate knowledge of the administration and enforcement requirements of the HSWA
Fees: $250.00

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