Continuous Professional Development

Effective Communication: Sounds straightforward right?

Communication: The practice, process and (some might say) art of transmitting and receiving information; understanding and being understood.

Sounds straightforward right?  

Yet every day we see and hear of examples of confusion, frustration, missed deadlines, re-work, disgruntlement and conflict that can be attributed to a lack of effective communication. 

This short CPD course will explore principles and concepts of:

  • Fundamentals of effective workplace communication, including;
    • Oral, written and non-verbal communications.
    • Choosing the appropriate communication mode to suit the audience and the message. 

 

  • Effective workplace communication in practice, including;
    • Planning skills to maximise opportunities for effective communication.
    • When to use formal or informal communication.
    • Poor communication and how to avoid it. 
    • Dealing with poor communicators and communications.
Hamish Beattie:

Hamish is a consultant providing project and operations management, training, safety, commercial and general consulting services to the construction materials, mining, infrastructure services and heavy construction industries.

He has over 25 years’ experience in construction materials, mining, waste and resource management and has previously served 6 years as an Army Officer.

Hamish's qualifications include:

Master of Project Management.
Diploma of Surface Operations Management.
Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.
Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Presenter Hamish Beattie

Date          |  14th April

Time         | 1.00 pm AEST

Duration  |  2 hours

CPD          |  2 points

Cost         |   $79

Scroll down for more workshops

IS YOUR EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY GUARDING AND ISOLATION EFFECTIVE AND COMPLIANT?

If you’re passionate about safety, then you can’t miss this opportunity to ensure that everyone on your mine or quarry site is protected from the risk of harm presented by unguarded or live equipment or machinery.

This half-day short course is designed to ensure ALL persons on a mine or quarry site understand key requirements and obligations for effective equipment and machinery guarding and isolation.

What you will get from this short course:

  • Develop an understanding of the principles, processes, practices and legal compliance requirements for machinery and equipment, guarding and isolation.
  • Practical application of this knowledge through a site based workshop.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Webinar Part One is an introduction to your legal obligations and compliance requirements of Guarding and Isolation, of plant and equipment, including requirements of the Queensland and New South Wales Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Legislation.

Webinar Parts Two and Three will guide you through the principles, processes and practices that ensure effective guarding and isolation of typical mine or quarry machinery and equipment, including those described in Australian Standards.

Workshop Part Four is an optional exercise that you can choose to undertake on your site with your team.  MINRES has designed a site based workshop to confirm knowledge, develop new skills, confirm compliance with current standards and, most importantly, ensure the safety of personnel on your site.  At the end of the webinar you will be given the opportunity to opt in to this feature.

NB: Part 4 Site-based Workshop is an additional service and is not included in the webinar. 

Hamish Beattie:

Hamish is a consultant providing project and operations management, training, safety, commercial and general consulting services to the construction materials, mining, infrastructure services and heavy construction industries.

He has over 25 years’ experience in construction materials, mining, waste and resource management and has previously served 6 years as an Army Officer.

Hamish's qualifications include:

Master of Project Management.
Diploma of Surface Operations Management.
Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.
Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Presenter Hamish Beattie

Date          |  TBA

Time         |  8.00 am AEST

Duration  |  4 hours

CPD          |   4 points

Cost         |   $199

Scroll down for more workshops

Safety Culture: What is it and why do we need it?

In the modern workplace organisations are required to have a robust and effective safety culture. The absence of one undermines both best practices and processes.

 

The Government of Western Australia Dept of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety defines safety culture as:

 

“The safety and health culture of an organisation is reflection of the values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies and behaviours of the people working there.  It reflects the organisations commitment to, and prioritisation of, safety and health as well as the effectiveness of the organisations safety management system.”

But what does this mean in practical terms? How does it affect you and your organisation?

 

This 2 hour Continuing  Professional Development program will explore the following topics:

 

  • What is safety culture?
  • Why do we need it?
  • How do we build and implement a good safety culture?
  • How do we maintain it?
Hamish Beattie:

Hamish is a consultant providing project and operations management, training, safety, commercial and general consulting services to the construction materials, mining, infrastructure services and heavy construction industries.

He has over 25 years’ experience in construction materials, mining, waste and resource management and has previously served 6 years as an Army Officer.

Hamish's qualifications include:

Master of Project Management.
Diploma of Surface Operations Management.
Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety.
Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Presenter Hamish Beattie

Date          |  TBA

Time         | TBA

Duration  |  2 hours

CPD          |  2 points

Cost         |   $59

 

Scroll down for more workshops