whs committee chairperson

TLIG3002 Lead a work team or group

This course provides the WHS Committee Chairperson (who has preferably completed either the WHS Committee training or the 5-day HSR course) with an introduction to WHS principles and practices covering NSW legislation.  It can be argued that the effectiveness of any meeting is directly related to the effectiveness of the chairperson.

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Course Attendees

At Forktalk we have over 60 years of combined experience in training.

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Professional trainers who will support you every step of the way

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Course Overview

The aim of the WHS Committee Chairpersons Course is to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills of the participants so the committee can plan an active and effective role in the implementation of the workplace health and safety system.  The training methods used place an emphasis on the active participation of all course participants.

This course focuses on the roles of each member of the meeting, as well as the importance of preparation and structure.  We look at managing difficult people as well as systematic approaches to ensure the meeting operates to maximum efficiency.  The course is designed to be interactive, stimulating and supportive.  The trainer will ensure that the learning environment is one in which participants feel free to express and discuss their views.

Who should attend?

  • Both newly elected and experienced WHS Committee Chairpersons
  • Future Chairpersons


  • The WHS Committee and WHS Legislation.
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities.
  • The Agenda
  • Preparing and Chairing Effective Meetings.
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Participants
  • Guidelines for Dealing with People – Constructive Confrontation
  • Meeting Follow-up.

Participants will receive a workbook and handouts which can be used as reference material later.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for an WHS committee in accordance with legislation.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of a Committee Chairperson.
  • Prepare for and chair an effective WHS committee meeting.
  • Prepare an Agenda.
  • Identify skills for managing WHS issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to deal with conflict during meetings.
  • Make decisions with committee members.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of an WHS committee meeting – meeting follow-up.

Proof of Identity

It is required to show the Trainer proof of identification before the course commences such as a current NSW drivers licence or NSW Photo ID Card.


One day – approximately six (6) hours.

A Statement of Attainment and our Photo* Skills Card is issued to each successful participant.

* A Skills Card will only be issued if suitable photos of participants are provided.

(Allowing extra time on the day, photos may be taken by the Trainer.)

Course Organiser

For you this means:

Our aim is to meet your training needs, fit in with your budget and ensure the best results possible.

Training is for groups of a minimum of 6 people

Your staff will receive material unique to Safetalk that has been developed and honed for quick understanding by attendees – from all walks of life.

Qualified, highly skilled trainers and assessors to achieve the best out of attendees.

Peace of mind knowing that you are complying with WHS legislation and the implementation of safer work practices and procedures

Call us today to see how we can support your training needs and to provide you with a corporate deal

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