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CPD35m of CPD
Total Rating(s)188
Published27 March 2019
Expires27 March 2021
Review Due25 October 2020

Course Overview

This module outlines the principles of workplace health and safety, with a focus on:


  • Importance of workplace culture
  • Identification and assessment of risk
  • Avoiding hazards
  • Safe use of equipment and ergonomics
  • Manual handling
  • Self-care
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Australian laws and legislation

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify steps involved in managing workplace health and safety.
  • Describe and identify hazardous manual tasks.
  • Assess the risk of manual tasks.
  • Locate State/Territory workplace health and safety acts and regulations.

Target Audience

All staff who work in healthcare.

Validation of learning:

  • A written anecdote of your personal intervention in an unsafe work practice.
  • Reviewing the instruction manuals that relate to equipment used in your workplace.
  • A copy of relevant local State or Territory legislation.


This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.


Portrait of Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith
Sally-Ann de-Vitry Smith

Dr Sally de-Vitry Smith is currently the National Program Manager of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program. This program targets Indigenous mothers and is part of the Australian Governments Closing the Gap Strategy. Sally has worked as the Nursing and Midwifery Advisor for the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, research midwife, Midwifery Course Coordinator and academic. She has worked in Cambodia as a Senior Midwifery Advisor, in high risk maternal foetal medicine in the United States and volunteered as a clinical midwife in Vanuatu. Sally has spoken at national and international conferences, written articles, book chapters and recently had her first book published. Sally’s interests include self-care for health professionals, epigenetics and the impact of early childhood adverse events on the life course.

CPD35m of CPD
Total Rating(s)188
Published27 March 2019
Expires27 March 2021
Review Due25 October 2020
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety

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188 Total Rating(s)

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Peter George Roser
17 Jul 2019

Very interesting and informative.

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Lisa Major
12 Jul 2019

I found this article very informative

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Rory Tanner
11 Jul 2019


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louise ann mackie
03 Jul 2019

good clear concise resource

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Kim Stevens
30 Jun 2019

Fabulous presenter. Clear and concise delivery of information. Good use of power points to reinforce important points.

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Glenys Hamilton
28 Jun 2019

This course is helpful as a reminder of how important it is to be within a healthy and safe work place. To be aware of ones own safety to ensure accidents or injuries are avoided.

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Natsuko Okai
19 Jun 2019

Just outline of the topic

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Amanda Levick
17 Jun 2019

The content was good but a number of resource links didn't work.

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Margaret Cole
16 Jun 2019

This has been helpful on a topic we all need to be educated on.

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Patricia Oliver
15 Jun 2019

Very basic