Jim Knowles Group – September 2007

The project aimed to develop and produce a short duration on-line Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) training program for principals and contractors in the mining and quarrying industries in Australia.

The programme was to be at minimal cost to contractors to enable them to meet the requirements of general duties of care for national OHS legislation and NSW legislation and mining and quarrying companies in particular.

Objectives of the Project
1. Trial the delivery of flexible on-line learning methods in safety management systems and plans to contractors and to those in the extractive industries / mines w ho supervise them.

2. Trial the use of self-paced learning and feedback to build vital industry know ledge and skills on safety management systems and plans to individual, remote participants.

3. Determine if principals’ supervisors and contractors can advance their know ledge about the systematic management of risk and legal obligations, especially new legislation, using on-line learning / flexible delivery.