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Pinnacle launches new Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Pinnacle Safety and Training, one of Australia’s leading providers of safety training, has launched a new Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety.

This program has been developed in consultation with industry for people who are either pursuing, or currently employed, in a WH&S role (such as WH&S Coordinator, Safety Advisor or Health and Safety Representative (HSR)).

The program will provide participants with the skills they need to:

  • Ensure compliance with current legislation, standards and regulations
  • Identify WH&S hazards, assess and control risks
  • Contribute to implementing and maintaining WH&S management systems
  • Consult on WH&S issues
  • Contribute to WH&S participation processes (identifying participants, reviewing procedures, ascertaining training needs, communicating information, developing improvement initiatives)
  • Develop WH&S leadership skills
  • Respond to incidents
  • Assist with incident investigations
  • Assist with claims management and implementing rehabilitation/return-to-work programs
  • Establish, review and evaluate WH&S measures and initiatives.

Paul Botwright, Director of Pinnacle Safety and Training, said much thought was given to the format of the new course to ensure participants receive the best learning experience to prepare them for their WH&S work.

“At Pinnacle, we pride ourselves on delivering the very best safety training, and ensuring our course participants develop their capacity for addressing real life safety issues,” he said.

“Developing a safe workplace does not result from employees attending ‘tick and flick’ training courses.”

“If their learning experiences do not represent meaningful practice they’re useless.”

“As such, our Certificate IV will be delivered face-to-face over a five-day period, and will involve a number of hands-on practical tasks.”

“With a growing number of organisations looking to improve their safety performance and achieve zero workplace injuries, quality safety training is becoming more and more important.”

“At Pinnacle, we recognise that real safety change comes by influencing individual’s beliefs and behaviours.”

“This is why we’ve chosen to deliver this course in-person, rather than through an online channel, where human interaction is limited.”

“Keeping people safe is our number one priority and drives everything we do.”

“We intend to continue to expand the breadth and depth of our training offering, with more courses due to be released soon.”

“Keep an eye on our website for the latest news,” Paul said.

In the meantime, more information on Pinnacle’s Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety can be found here.

As a new entry level person I was made to feel a part of the group and class. The trainers ensured I was up to speed with the group and answered all my questions and more importantly encouraged me to ask questions. The training keeps you very interested and keyed into the subjects you’re learning. I did the Work Safely at Heights course and learned so much! The best part was also to see guys who were in the mining / construction sectors just doing a refresher course also learning new and updated things and they were kept on their toes with the trainers expertise. I have a major fear of heights but with the help of my trainers who encouraged me throughout the entire practical part of the course I was able to complete everything required. They were patient and extremely helpful. An excellent course with excellent trainers - I would highly recommend Pinnacle Safety and Training to anyone.

John R. - Hammond Park, WA

Public Course Participant Work Safely at Heights