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V1.5 Feb 2022/Review Dec 2022

Policy / Procedure

Workplace Health & Safety Policy

Policy for training activities

The CMTO complies with all relevant Workplace Health and Safety legislation. CMTO trainers will actively take steps to identify hazards that could cause harm to participants in any of our learning environments.  Where possible, the trainers will take action to remove or control these hazards and will promptly report the hazard to the appropriate on-site personnel.

Where practicable, students must take responsibility for their own health and safety and that of their fellow students, or employees. This means students must follow all safety rules, procedures, and the instructions of their trainer whilst attending CMTO training.

Procedure
    • All CMTO Trainers/Assessors are to carry out an WHS inspection using the WHS Checklist (FORM 62) before every class.
    • In the event that a hazard is identified, the CMTO Trainer/Assessor will take action to rectify the hazard in conjunction with the workplace manager or arrange for the class to be held in another location.
    • All WHS Checklists (FORM 62) should be returned to the CMTO with the trainer’s final report.
    • Any subsequent action which is required should be reported on Action Request Form (FORM 26).
    • Trainers are to conduct a safety briefing prior to the commencement of class.
    • Trainers/staff to complete an incident report form 31 to the Compliance Officer if there are any incidents that occurred during training. If the incident is a notifiable incident under the state-based legislation the trainer must immediately contact the Compliance Officer/CMTO Management. The Compliance Officer is then required to lodge an incident report with the relevant state-based work health and safety authority in accordance with the mandatory timeframe.
    • During pandemics virtual learning is encouraged (where possible) in line with POLPRO45. Trainers also have access to DOC 79, Safe Return to Work Guidelines.
Policy for CMTO staff

The CMTO complies with all relevant Workplace Health and Safety legislation. CMTO staff will actively take steps to identify hazards that could cause harm to fellow staff, students, volunteers and visitors to the premises.  Where possible staff will take action to remove or control these hazards and will report the hazard to the CEO or manager on duty.

Procedure
  • New staff are provided with an induction checklist for training in their role. Staff including trainers and enrolled in Lifeworks.
  • During pandemics, staff are permitted to work from home (if possible). Employees working from home are required to submit a work from home checklist annually to the Compliance Officer.
  • CMTO staff must complete an incident report form 31 and send it to the Compliance Officer if there are any incidents that occurred at work. If the incident is a notifiable incident under the state-based legislation the staff member must immediately contact the Compliance Office/Management at CMTO and inform them of the incident. The Compliance Officer is then required to lodge an incident report with the relevant state-based work health and safety authority in accordance with the mandatory time frame.
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