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Workplace Health & Safety instructions
Workplace Health and Safety preparation for students

Before a work placement commences, the principal must arrange that students undertaking work placements are provided with instruction about their rights and responsibilities in relation to workplace health and safety, and ensure the students' understanding of them.

For detailed information on workplace health and safety issues please refer to the following web sites:

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland External Link
Creating Healthier Workplaces

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Workplace Health & Safety instructions

Principals must ensure, as far as practicable, that:

  1. the workplace into which the student is to be placed is without risk to the health and safety of the student;
  2. the work experience provider understands his/her obligation of care responsibilities; and
  3. the student receives adequate information, training and supervision from the work experience provider, in relation to the work being carried out in the particular workplace.

During a work experience placement, the school must monitor the health and safety performance of the work experience provider. This may be achieved through:

  1. workplace visits;
  2. specific inquiries addressed to the work experience provider; and
  3. debriefing students.

Where it is found that students are being required to undertake work that is a risk to their health and safety, action must be taken to minimise the risk to the student. Action may include withdrawing the student and consulting with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland External Link.

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Workplace Health and Safety preparation for students

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland External Link provide extensive resources for various industries and specific safety topics.

If a work placement is being arranged for students on a construction site, students must have a general induction External Link as required under Part 6.5, Division 1, Section 317 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 before that student can commence placement. An RTO can deliver this course to students.

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