WHS fundamentals training

Welcome to the George Town Council Online Employee and Volunteer Induction Program.

The purpose of this induction is to:

  • Provide employees and volunteers with the basic knowledge they need to undertake activities safely (and)
  • Provide information on the Work Health & Safety Act & Work Health & Safety Regulations

Work Health & Safety (WHS) Act

Under the WHS Act 2012 employees and volunteers are considered to be Workers and have a responsibility to take reasonable care for their own and other people’s safety. To meet the requirements under this legislation employees and volunteers are required to comply with reasonable instruction from George Town Council and all other relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

If you are ever unsure about the safest way to complete an activity or if you believe the activity is not safe, do not proceed with the task. All safety concerns should be discussed with your Manager .

George Town Council takes the health and safety of all its Workers seriously and expects all employees and volunteers to ensure their own duty of care when making the workplace a safe and healthy place for everyone.

The online induction takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes. You will require a password to access the induction which will be provided prior to commencement.

At the end of the course you will be able to print a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION which must be signed and returned to:

George Town Council

16-18 Anne Street

George Town 7253

E-mail is accepted to - council@georgetown.tas.gov.au

Your induction will be valid for two (2) years.

This is a general induction and does not attempt to provide all the information. It is recommended that you visit Tasmanian Legislation Online - www.thelaw.tas.gov.au or Worksafe Tasmanian - www.worksafe.tas.gov.au.

Download the Employee Code of Conduct  and Sign Off form here.

A George Town Council site specific induction may still be required for the particular position/tasks you have been assigned to.

Employee - Introduction to Local Government  

Volunteer - Introduction to Local Government