As the health and safety law has changed, the Food & Grocery Council is now offering its members free health and safety training courses, in partnership with Competenz. Companies are invited to attend and gain extra skills and knowledge, including useful tools to adapt to the new rules. Each course is limited to 12 people on a first-in-first-served basis and divided into four modules. At completion, team leaders and staff will receive a National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Level 3.

“We strongly encourage members to take up this opportunity so that Health & Safety knowledge is updated,” said Katherine Rich, chief executive, FGC. “The package put together by Competenz to assist members is impressive and well worth the effort to be involved.”
Bookings are now open for Auckland CBD (scheduled on 21-22 July and 25-26 August) and Auckland Newmarket (26-27 July and 30-31 August).
To secure your placement, click here. For more information, contact Shelley Cassin of Competenz.

Module 1
Introduction to the new legislation
Requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
How to investigate incidents/accidents

Module 2
How to investigate, report and manage hazards
How to assess risks and ensure safe work practices
Fire and emergency warden duties

Module 3
How to identify and manage discomfort pain and injury (previously known as repetitive strain injury)
How to prevent back injuries

Module 4
How to identify and manage drug and alcohol issues in the workplace
Techniques to investigating and planning