Health and Safety courses
Health and safety representatives hold one of the most important elected roles in a school. Trained health and safety representatives are responsible for promoting positive health and safety in the school environment, identifying risks and working with management to find solutions.
Elected health and safety representatives are entitled under the Health and Safety at Work Act to two days of training a year to attend initial and then additional training courses. Education is an important part of ensuring effective participation and engagement in health and safety.
PPTA health and safety training is specifically focused on schools and provides the opportunity to learn and network with other school health and safety representatives. The PPTA is part of the Worksafe Reps training programme and our courses are run by PPTA health and safety trainers who are experts in health and safety and the school environment. Courses are open to all staff working in secondary schools (not just PPTA members).
Our courses provide an understanding of the legislation and the opportunity to complete unit standard 29315; ‘Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace’.
The following courses are being offered in 2018. We also offer “in-house’ courses for a reduced rate where a school hosts the course and has a sufficient number of participants.
To register online, click the appropriate link below or contact your nearest PPTA field office.
Initial Health and Safety training 2018
This is a two day course for both new and existing Health and Safety Representatives. This course will provide an introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and an opportunity to complete the required Unit Standard (29315); ‘Describe the role and functions of the Health and Safety Representative in a New Zealand workplace’. The cost for the two day course is $520 GST incl. This includes all course materials and assessment. Any travel and accommodation costs must be met by the school.
Stage 2 Health and Safety training 2018
This two day course is for experienced Health and Safety Representatives who have already completed the Initial Training course. This course builds skills in hazard and risk management and injury and accident investigation. The cost for this two day course is $400.00 GST incl. This includes all course materials. Any travel and accommodation costs must be met by the school.
Health and Safety training for principals
This one day course provides an introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and looks specifically at the role of a school principal and their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The aim of the course is to provide principals with the skills, knowledge and competency to assist them to:
- provide workplace health and safety leadership
- comply with their duties under the Act
- engage with Health and Safety Representatives and workers
- develop and implement health and safety policies, procedures and systems
The cost of the course is $300 GST incl. This includes all course materials. Any travel and accommodation costs must be met by the school.