What is Passport to Safety?
Passport to Safety is a web based, self paced learning and test program aimed at young people who are about to enter the workforce for the first time, whether for work experience, work placement, part time or full time work.
The program provides important information about securing health and safety at work, information that can help save a young workers life!
By completing the passport to safety program, a prospective young worker can demonstrate to a potential employer a base level OHSW knowledge as well as a commitment to safety at work. This can be a highly sought after quality for employers when considering hiring someone for work.
The program was developed in Canada and has been adapted to local conditions in both Australia and New Zealand.
Passport to Safety contains six modules:
When you complete the program you are awarded a "passport to safety" certificate that can be attached to your resume to demonstrate a basic awareness of workplace health and safety.
It is important that you still receive worksite induction, training and supervision when you start a new job.
The website http://www.passporttosafety.com/australia includes video clips about young workers as well as other resources.
Teachers in SA can access the program for their students free of charge and can register online http://www.passporttosafety.com/AustraliaTeachers/
Last updated: 21 October, 2010
Employers and employees within South Australia can contact their local SafeWork SA office, or the Help Centre, for the cost of a local call. This service is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm, and on Wednesdays from 8.30am to 4.15pm (excluding public holidays)