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Health and Safety Awareness Courses

Health and Safety Awareness courses are not accredited courses but are short courses on specific areas of health and safety that persons in a workplace may have to deal with or may encounter in the normal course of their work activities.


Many of these courses are "best practice" courses that can serve as evidence of training to demonstrate compliance with WHS law or to satisfy supplier-customer requirements or arrangements.

Silica Awareness Course


Engineered stone has been in the news recently and there are actions being taken by State and Federal government to educate persons on working with crystalline silica substances that are used in producing engineered stone. An awareness course is not for persons who actively work with engineered stone but is for persons who may visit factories or sites where engineered stone is being manufactured, removed, or installed. The Courtenell Silica Awareness course may be helpful for persons who may find themselves in locations or situations where there are people working with engineered stone.

Asbestos Awareness Course

This course is for persons who work in premises with asbestos or who may encounter asbestos in their work, such as in buildings, structures, machinery, or manufactured parts and products. The course focuses on risk management principles as may be applicable to materials with asbestos content. For more information see the Courtenell Asbestos Awareness course info page.

Fire Awareness and Extinguisher Course

Fire Awareness training is an awareness program that all businesses put their staff through routinely, as education in this subject is for the benefit of all persons at a workplace. The Courtenell Fire Awareness course covers risks and hazards from fire and smoke inhalation, mechanical extinguishers, signage, evacuation procedures, and general emergency measures which need to be part of every WHS management system of every workplace.

Warehouse Safety Awareness Workshop

This course aims to improve participants awareness of safety in their daily activities and to assist in the development of appropriate attitudes and knowledge to enable employees to participate in the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses…

Working With Hazardous Chemicals Workshop

This course aims to educate workers in the appropriate behaviours and attitudes they should adopt when handling hazardous chemicals. This course is very hands on; participants will perform practical activities in their workplace with chemicals that they use every day.

Risk Management of Hazardous Chemicals
This course aims to provide managers with the appropriate knowledge of Risk Management to the use of chemicals in the workplace …

Risk Management of Hazardous Manual Tasks Course
This course aims to train Managers and Supervisors in applying the principles of WHS Risk Management to manual handling tasks…

Psychosocial Awareness for Supervisors and Managers course


This awareness course is to introduce the leadership team of your business or organisation to the amendments to WHS law regarding psychosocial hazard and risk management and covers identification, assessment, and management of fourteen psychosocial hazards.

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
​This course aims to brief business owners, officers and managers on: the legal requirements to prevent bullying in the workplace and how to prevent and respond to workplace bullying in accordance with the amendments to the WHS Regulation 2017.

Introduction to Health and Safety Representatives - Overview


This course is built around the NSW Worker Representation and Participation Guide, specifically the information on consultation workgroups and Health and Safety Representatives. This Q & A-style course provides answers to the most common questions about HSRs and what are the expectations from both management and employee perspectives and to provide encouragement to prospective HSRs.

Online learning

Additionally Courtenell has a full suite of eLearning courses which cover many subjects related to work health and safety and usually take between 30-90 minutes to complete on line at the person's own pace. Please see our ONLINE COURSES information for a full list of eLearning courses.

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