Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Work Safely and Follow WHS Policies and Procedures in Nowra


Course Dates and Venues

Dates TBA – North Nowra


Course Description

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. 

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles. 

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit. Contact ATL Safety with any questions.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

Target Audience

This unit is appropriate for those working in all roles, at worksites within:

  • Civil construction
  • Coal mining
  • Drilling
  • Extractive industries
  • Metalliferous mining

Course Duration

1 Day (8 hours) face to face training

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course

Award Issued

This is a nationally accredited course, students who successfully complete this training will be awarded the statement of attainment for RIIWHS201D Work Safely and Follow WHS Policies and Procedures.


The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Practical Scenarios

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • Locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates completion of working safely and following WHS policies and procedures that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  1. sourcing, interpreting, clarifying and applying site safety information 
  2. listening carefully to health and safety instructions and information
  3. responding to and clarifying information and directions
  4. carrying out work instructions that complies with WHS policies and procedures
  5. selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment for all activities that require personal protective equipment
  6. applying safe lifting and manual handling techniques
  7. identify and report on WHS issues to appropriate personnel
  8.  recognising and following procedure to respond to alarms 
  9.  completing workplace reporting procedures

Knowledge Evidence

  • The candidate must possess knowledge of work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures through:
  • determining equipment safety requirements
  • identifying personal protective equipment
  • follows hazardous substances procedures and handling techniques
  • location of safety data sheets (SDS) information and their application 
  • adhering to isolation procedures
  • identifying lifting techniques, including for both manual and automated lifting
  • locating and complying with WHS procedures
  • application of site safety requirements and procedures 
  • participating in procedures for workplace management of others (e.g. consultation, safety representatives, committees, dispute resolution)
  • determining potential of biological effects (e.g. circadian rhythms, sleep, alertness, fatigue, stress, effects of heat stress and hypothermia)
  • details of site drug and alcohol policy
  • locating and using emergency equipment


The cost of the course is $195 per person and includes light refreshments, Learner Guide and Pen. Get in touch with our safety experts with any questions.