Shaping Your Organisational WHS Culture

Every manager wants to develop the 'right' Work Health and Safety (WHS) culture for their business but many struggle to describe what that culture would actually look like. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the process of shaping the culture of an organisation which forms a critical part of ensuring excellent WHS performance and the ongoing viability of your business.

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The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) has heightened the need to get your organisation's safety culture right. And while many things have changed, the concept of getting your safety culture right hasn't.

Excellence in safety management performance is critical to the sustainability of organisations across all sectors. The success of safety management systems depends largely on the quality of organisational leadership and the prevailing safety culture that cuts across the whole organisation.

This course is designed to build the knowledge and skills required to shape an effective safety management system, to engage workers (including contractors), into that system and to grow a strong, unified safety culture.

Who will benefit

This course will assist managers and senior managers to develop the skills and knowledge required to begin the process of shaping a strong, unified safety culture and effective safety management systems to suit your business context.


  • What is a safety management system?
  • Why consultation and engagement is so important
  • How to develop a strong, unified safety culture
  • The role of ‘behaviour based safety’ in safety culture
  • How to integrate contractors into safety systems and culture
  • Ensure that workers at all levels support and participate in health and safety initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Describe the role that organisational culture plays in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace
  • Describe the essential components of an effective health and safety management system
  • Implement required arrangements for consultation and participation in health and safety
  • Effectively manage contractor health and safety and integrate them into your health safety systems and culture
  • Plan and implement health and safety initiatives and foster the support and participation of stakeholders.
Related Results

WHS incidents can range from minor non-compliance to catastrophic injury or death. It is therefore essential that organisations adopt a systematic approach to investigation of incidents and introduce measures to minimise or respond appropriately to future incidents.

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This course will guide you through the internationally recognised structure of a Work Health and Safety Management System, and importantly what you need to do to meet legislative requirements.

An effective Work Health and Safety (WHS) system is essential in any organisation to support a safer working environment. This course will explore how to implement, maintain and monitor an effective WHS system within your workplace.

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