Coronavirus and COVID-19 Prevention and Management

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

As a family, coronaviruses are common across the globe. Recently, a new strain of coronavirus was discovered that has not previously been identified in humans. This new coronavirus, sometimes referred to as the novel coronavirus, leads to Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.

This program covers:

  • Common Symptoms
  • Who is at most risk?
  • How Coronaviruses are spread
  • Control Measures
  • Hand Washing
  • What to do if you experience symptoms

The objective of this program is to increase awareness of Coronaviruses in general, and COVID-19 more specifically, and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures.

Following procedures that have been laid down will go a long way to protect you from infection.

RUNNING TIME: 10 Minutes

The Principles of Accident Investigation

There are laws and regulations that require the investigation and reporting of certain types of accidents. Insurance requirements also lead to many Accident Investigations as do potential claims at common law. However, from an Occupational Health & Safety point of view, the main aim of Accident Investigations is not to fulfil these legal and insurance obligations, but rather to prevent recurrences of the same or similar accidents.

Accident Investigations therefore should be regarded as an important part of accident prevention.

This program covers:

  • A definition of an accident
  • Contributory factors leading to accidents
  • Who should be involved in an investigation?
  • The strategy of the investigation
  • Gathering the facts
  • Interviewing
  • Isolating the key contributory factors
  • Determining corrective actions

Learning why and how accidents occur is fundamental to making improvements in both working conditions and operational methods.

The Accident Investigation process will reduce the number of workplace accidents and should be regarded as an important component of any workplace health and safety strategy.

RUNNING TIME: 12 Minutes

A short Quiz of 10 questions is required to be completed for successful completion of this course.


This suite of short training modules focus on eliminating or reducing injuries associated with:

a) Unsafe Acts - Behaviours that lead to injuries and how to prevent them
b) Hands  - lacerations, cuts, amputation
b) Back strains - manual handling, slip, trips and falls
c) Foreign bodies - eye injuries, projectiles 

These modules also provides control strategies to eliminate or reduce these injuries from occurring. At the end of each module there is a 10 question quiz to assess your understanding of the training.

Short course (less than 5 mins) on Health and Safety Topics

Learn how to be safer at work. You'll find out more about Laws and Responsibilities, Hazards and Consultation and Reporting for WHS.