FAQ

  • A High Risk Work Licence will allow you to perform work in the classes for which they are endorsed in any state or territory within Australia. All states and territories also recognise and enforce suspensions and cancellations made in other states and territories. See https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/what-high-risk-work-licence for more information.

  • If you are working within any of the following areas, yes you do.

    • Scaffolding – basic, intermediate and advanced;  
    • Rigging work – dogging; basic, intermediate and advanced rigging;
    • Crane and hoist operation – tower; self-erecting tower; derrick; portal boom; bridge and gantry; vehicle loading; non slewing mobile; slewing; materials hoist; personnel and materials hoist; boom-type elevating work platform; vehicle mounted concrete placing boom;
    • Forklift operation – forklift trucks; order-picking forklift trucks;
    • Pressure equipment operation – basic, intermediate and advanced boiler operation; turbine operation; reciprocating steam engine operation.

    See https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/what-high-risk-work-licence for more information.

    Geographe Safety Compliance Services (GSCS) offer Forklift Operation and Elevating Work Platform High Risk Licences.

  • Yes High Risk Work Licences expires every 5 years and must be renewed to continuing working in that area.

    https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/how-do-i-renew-my-high-risk-work-licence

  • Covered shoes, specifically safety boots for high risk training; protective clothing such as your work uniform. On some course Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as hard hat, safety gloves and safety glasses is required. Please ask when booking the course.

  • WorkSafe is the Western Australian Government agency responsible for the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984. It is a division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

    See https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/contacts-your-stateterritory/contacts-western-australia for more information.

  • High risk licences are issued by WorkSafe (WA) the government agency responsible for the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984. There is a fee to have your licence proceeded and this needs to be paid to WorkSafe along with the application form, statement of attainment once you have successfully passed your high risk course and 2 passport photo. Geographe Safety Compliance Services (GSCS) will help you with this process.

  • A registered training organisation (RTO), in Australia, is an organisation providing Vocational Education and Training (VET) to students, resulting in qualifications or statements of attainment that are recognised and accepted by industry and other educational institutions throughout Australia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_training_organisation.

    Geographe Safety Compliance Services (GSCS) provides nationally accredited training through our partnership with TrainingWest RTO 51807

  • A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is the number that all  new or continuing student need to undertake nationally recognised training. You will need a USI in order to receive your  statement of attainment and qualification.

    If you don’t already have a USI you will not need to apply for one. If you have done previous nationally recognised training please check your certificate for your number.

    Apply for a USI

  • All fire extinguishers need to be inspected and tested and tagged every 6 months in accordance with Australian Standards – AS1851. Certain types of foam and water fire extinguishers need to be refilled every 12 months. All other fire extinguishers need to be refilled and pressure tested every 5 years and replaced or recharged when a extinguisher has been used or discharged.

  • Yes https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1703/model-whs-regulations-28nov2016.pdf

    Part 3.2 Division 3 – 42 Duty to provide first aid.

    You must provide access to first aid equipment and trained first aider within the workplace.

  • First aid is the emergency treatment given to someone who is suffering a sudden illness or injury, to prevent deterioration or to ease pain of the patient’s until an ambulance or professional medical help has arrived.

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique that is useful in many emergencies situations. CPR combines chest compressions with artificial ventilations (mouth to mouth) in an effort to manually keep the patient’s heart and lungs functioning long enough to receive professional medical assistance. CPR is used when someone has collapsed and is not breathing due to a heart attack, near drowning or some other accident.

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  • Monday – Friday : 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday – Sunday : 8:00am – 12:00pm by appointment
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