Health and Safety Courses

Our Health and Safety courses cover the basic requirements for all safety representatives, supervisors and managers. Companies wishing to improve their overall workplace health and safety and up-skill their workforce use these health and safety courses as the foundation building blocks.

Trainees of our health and safety course will gain an understanding of the legislation; reinforce organisations’ safety practises and procedures. Identify hazards, carry out risk assessment, develop control measures and monitor control measures for effectiveness.

We recommend using company documentation i.e. hazard id forms, risk assessments, incident reports, warning card and the like to give the participants practice on completing the systems that they will be using back in the workplace.

Health and Safety Courses

Demonstrate Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Requirements (NZQA 497)

4 hours (Unit 497): this health and safety training unit standard is intended for use by employees as well as students and those on pre-employment training, and may be assessed in either a provider or workplace environment.

Key learning outcomes of Health and Safety training

  • Describing and identifying legislative rights and responsibilities for workplace health and safety.
  • Describing the systems approach to workplace health and safety.
  • Explaining how risks and hazards are defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA).

Apply Safety Working Practices in the Workplace (NZQA 17593)

4 hours (Unit 17593): This Health and Safety training unit is related to organisational requirements that refer to instructions to their staff on policy and procedures, which are documented in memo or manual format and are available in the workplace.

Key learning outcomes (17593)

  • Identifying the principles of workplace safety in a given workplace. (Ex: workplace hazard identification systems, safe work practices in relation to organisational requirements, etc).
  • Demonstrating safe work practices in a specific workplace (Ex: workplace hazard, unsafe work practices, routine work activities, documentation relating to safe work practices,etc).

Apply Health & Safety Risk Assessment to a job role  (NZQA 30265) Р8 hours

Key learning outcomes of Health and Safety training (30265)

  • Describe the principles of health and safety risk assessment.
  • Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry good practice.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Our Health and Safety courses cover the basic requirements for all safety representatives, supervisors and managers. Companies wishing to improve their overall workplace health and safety and up-skill their workforce use these health and safety courses as the foundation building blocks.

To become a health and safety officer, it is recommended you have an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree. Several tertiary institutes offer these courses.


Health and safety training is essential because it has the capacity to unite employers and employees in the pursuit of a common goal, to create a safe and secure workplace that ensures the safety and success of everyone involved.

HSWA requires the PCBU to allow each Health and Safety Representative up to two days’ paid leave a year to attend health and safety training. It is based on the number of workers in the business at a specified date in the year.