Also known as ‘S123’, the Site Safety Supervisor program has been designed to effectively train students to be able to Communicate Information, Conduct Safety & Health Investigations and Apply Risk Management processes across a broad range of industries in preparation for their appointments to a supervisory role.

The program has been structured around the many common challenges faced by a Frontline Supervisor in working to coordinate the best efforts of a work team to achieve objectives in a safe, productive and efficient manner.

Mode of Delivery
Workplace & blended

Workplace training: Australia wide
This program can be delivered on site and be contextualised to reflect client-specific management systems, processes, objectives and operations.

Three (3) days

Course Code

  • RIIRIS301D
  • RIIWHS301D
  • RIICOM301D

Persons completing the Site Safety Supervisor Program will return to their organisation with knowledge of:

Code Unit of Competency
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS301D Conduct safety & health investigations
RIICOM301D Communicate information

And skills in:

  • Practical Risk Assessment and Management (JSA, JHA, etc.)
  • Practical incident investigation and reporting
  • Risk Management safety document review
  • Negotiation and meeting protocols
  • Communicating to their team and the wider organisation

The program is a statutory skill set for coal mining industry supervisory personnel, and furthermore is also appropriate for those working in supervisory and management or technical specialist roles within:

  • Civil construction
  • Coal mining
  • Drilling
  • Extractive Industries
  • Metalliferous mining
  • Exploration
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy & Utilities

The Site Safety Supervisor Program is delivered by professionals with both appropriate qualifications and extensive experience as field-based supervisors and supporting supervisors.

The course goes into detail around hazards as a form of energy and how to effectively use a risk assessment matrix by applying the correct understanding of consequences and likelihood to determine the level of risk – and how to then reduce the level of risk to an acceptable level through the use of controls.

Furthermore, it then steps the learners through the basic steps of how to prepare for, conduct and report the findings from an Incident Investigation.The final unit deals with effective communication, negotiation, conflict management and presentation skills.

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