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WHS and Psychosocial Hazards (ONLINE)

Price $749 AUD Get Tickets

Event description

Ticket sales will end 16 April to allow time for course materials to be mailed.

Time/Duration: One half-day - 9.00am – 1.00pm 

Key learning outcomes

      • Understanding the WHS legal framework and the legal duties of PCBUs, directors/officers and workers
      • Upskill in identifying WHS hazards and the associated risks
      • Gain clarity on identifying and addressing workplace psychosocial hazards 
      • Learn practical strategies to eliminate or minimise harm caused by psychosocial and other hazards in your workplace
      • Learn the steps you need to take to create a safe and positive work environment and discharge your duty of care

      Course Overview

      With increasing legislative and regulatory focus on the psychological safety of workers while at work, now is the time for employers to review their existing hazard identification and risk management frameworks, and to determine whether they are taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure they are providing a safe working environment.

      Psychosocial hazards are those which could cause psychological harm to employees and include things like a poor physical environment, inadequate support, job demands and stress, bullying and harassment, as well as sexual harassment. Ensuring the psychological health and safety of workers is your responsibility as an employer and if a risk management system for psychosocial hazards is not proactively implemented you may be exposing your business to criminal liability.

      However, management of these hazards presents unique challenges for employers, and traditional approaches to risk management are likely to fall short of the standards now expected by regulators.

      This half-day course will bring you up to speed on how to:

        • understand your legal obligations, and the sources of those obligations,
        • identify psychosocial and other hazards in the workplace,
        • assess the risks which arise from those hazards, including risks to psychological health and wellbeing,
        • identify and implement control measures,
        • maintain and review the suitability of existing control measures, and
        • engage in effective consultation with your workforce.

        Register now and gain the skills required to minimise your liability when it comes to psychosocial hazards in the workplace.



          8:45am - Virtual waiting room opens
          9:00 am - Training commences
          1:00 pm - Training concludes


          About the trainer

          Alana Rafter
          Senior Associate 
          Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

          Alana specialises in helping employers and businesses navigate compliance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and work health and safety legislation.
          Alana’s employment and industrial law expertise includes:

          • advising on employment and workplace matters;
          • advising on compliance with work health and safety duties;
          • responding to unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination claims;
          • preparing and reviewing contracts and policies;
          • workplace investigations;
          • assisting employers to navigate workers compensation law; and
          • modern award interpretation and compliance.

          She is an experienced advocate and regularly appears in industrial tribunals and courts around Australia. Currently, she continues to appear on behalf of the employer interests in the Work Value – Aged Care Industry Case before the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.



          What is included in the price?

          Course training booklet will be sent via post. Please provide the address when booking, and please provide your home address if working from home and would like it sent there. No soft copies of the materials will be provided.

          Who can attend?

          This course is open to all organisations excluding other legal service providers and consultants.

          Suited for
          : Senior HR executives, HR Managers, Business Owners, People and Culture Managers, Directors, HR Business partners and anyone responsible for managing employees.

          How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

          Contact Catriona Johnston on 02 9466 4340 or

          What's the refund policy?

          Participants will receive a full refund if they cancel at least seven (7) business days prior to the scheduled event. However, if participants cancel less than seven (7) business days before the event, no refund will be made. The place can be transfered to another member of the paid organisation. No-shows or cancellations after 7 days will receive the course training material and supporting documents. If there are insufficient participants, we reserve the right to cancel the event and participants will be transferred to another module of equal value or receive a full refund at their election. We will give three business days’ notice of any such cancellation.

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          Refund policy

          Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event