BSBWHS515 – Lead Initial Response to and Investigate WHS Incidents

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21
Oct
$900

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead the initial response to work health and safety (WHS) incidents. The unit also includes planning, conducting and reporting on investigations of WHS incidents that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, injury or damage. This may include accessing specialist expertise.

The unit applies to those who work in a range of WHS roles across all industries, and apply a substantial knowledge base and well-developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts. It does not apply to those undertaking an investigation in order to provide legal advice or prepare for legal proceedings.

The course is contextualised for the Metalliferous Mining Industry in NSW, Australia.

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Elements

1. Lead the initial response to incident
2. Develop and resource an incident investigation plan
3. Collect incident information and data
4. Lead an incident investigation that is not part of providing legal advice or preparing for legal proceedings
5. Record and report WHS incident investigation

To obtain this Statement of Attainment, candidates must successfully complete the required assessment tasks.

There are a range of qualifications that include this Unit – for more information refer to : https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSBWHS515

Theory and practical evidence required to be submitted. This course is ideal for personnel with experience in the minerals industry who have not got formal qualifications in this type of Unit. Your current experience and application of these types of processes on site will go towards your assessment (i.e.) attach evidence of how you apply these processes on site.

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Course Content

Time: 5 days

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Instructor

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Peter Reardon has over 30 years’ experience in mining, construction and heavy industries. He is a qualified Mining Engineer (Honours) and a former underground mine manager. After a successful career in operational roles, he started a risk consultancy Safe Production Solutions (https://www.spsolutions.com.au/) and has assisted many clients to manage risk and compliance across a range of industry sectors through Australasia, Canada, China, Turkey, Laos and PNG. He has trained and mentored 100’s of supervisors in the minerals industry throughout his career, and he looks forward to guiding you through your next step in your professional development.
Peter Reardon has
  • Conducted multiple significant incident investigations into incidents that have caused significant injuries (e.g.) arm amputation, paraplegic injuries; as well as significant process loss events (eg) fires. This includes team leader/facilitator on 8 independent fatal incident investigations and assistance on 30 other significant incidents. Events assisted with has included:
    • Beaconsfield Mine Collapse
    • Northparkes Airblast
    • Dreamworld Thunder River Rapids Ride
  • These investigations also included immediate advice to senior management on how to appropriately respond and manage the event such as dealing with regulators and the police in various states of Australia
  • Assistance to Mine Managers / General Managers, Directors and companies to resolve issues associated with prosecution notices (issued to individuals and companies) and assisted legal teams (for such groups as Mallesons, Blake Dawson Waldron, Sparke Helmore, Harmers, Freehills etc) to defend those prosecutions

Facilitator for over 500 complex, high level risk assessments for large organisations, and multiple risk assessments within the coal mining/processing, metalliferous and construction industries. Various methodologies utilized include HAZOP, HAZID, PHA, CHAIR, WRAC, FTA, FMEA, Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Bow Tie Analysis (qualitative and quantitative). Lead auditor for over 30 major audits including Safety Management Systems, statutory legal compliance, contractor management and technical mining activities/processes (eg) shaft sinking, heavy earthmoving / traffic and project risk management.

Experience includes a risk-based approach to planning for, implementing and monitoring any size of project (> $1B) greenfield’s or brownfield’s projects, to smaller sub-projects such as new equipment (mobile or fixed), capital projects, maintenance or shutdown/turnaround programs, management systems, change management, process improvement, change from contractors to owner/operator etc). Peter has developed and implemented integrated management plans (ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO31000, ISO45001) for organisations to meet/exceed statutory requirements including Major Hazard / Catastrophic Risk Programs.

Peter Reardon has
  • Managed all underground operations at a gold mine as the registered Mine Manager
  • This included managing all processes and standards associated with drill and blast operations
  • Conducted explosives and blasting risk assessments, including use of explosives equipment
  • Developed procedures and management plans (eg) Principal Control Plans (PCP) for explosives
  • Conducted incident investigations for matters relating to blasting
  • Trained many underground supervisors in Certificate IV in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Underground) which has included this Unit of Competency
  • Assisted supervisors to prepare for their NSW Statutory oral exam to enable them to fulfil the statutory function as an Underground Mining Supervisor.

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