New Generic Induction course to boost safety for QLD Mining Industry

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Energy Skills Queensland has launched a new standardised safety course which is set to change the face of training for the Australian mining industry and boost safety outcomes.

With the mining industry being more mobile as the workforce rapidly moves between jobs, the new Generic Induction (GI) Safety Course aims to guarantee all workers are equipped with the core hazard identification, risk assessment and safety skills required to operate safely on any work site throughout the country.

The new Generic Induction course was recently launched at a resources industry event attended by Stewart Bell, the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, and developed in consultation with industry, union and regulators to ensure it was practical and fully complied with legislation.

ESQ Generic Induction Manager Peter Rundle-Curry said the huge value in the GI safety course was its ability to deliver safe and competent workers for the industry to minimise the risk of injuries and fatalities.

“The sector’s high turnover rates are largely made up of workers switching to work on different sites for other contractors or companies, making it vital that all workers have a nationally recognised, industry endorsed Generic Induction Safety Course under their belt,” Mr Rundle-Curry said.

“The Generic Induction Course itself has been around for some time, however there was an industry need to improve trainer resources and implement experience-based learning to reflect changes in the working environment.”

The exclusive Generic Induction Quality Framework provides a universal standard of quality and improvement in the delivery of safety induction training.

This Quality Framework allows training organisations to understand the expectation of the quality audit and revolves around the five key principles of education, validation of assessment, evaluation, performance monitoring and industry engagement.

“Mining is one of the world’s most technologically advanced, safety conscious industries  requiring workers to have the necessary skills and experience,” he said.

“The Generic Induction Safety Course gives participants the knowledge to work safely on a mine site and employers the confidence their workforce can identify any potential hazards.”

To find out more about the in a GI Safety Course visit:


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