This course is for managers or supervisors who are responsible for developing and managing response procedures within their organisation
Organisational disruption’ is characterised as a significant disturbance to the operations of an organisation or work area caused by a ‘disruptive event’.
Disruptive events are more common than most people realise, and they are increasing as workplace demands increase.
Disruptive events are organisational-wide emergencies or disasters which are not covered by routine measures and may be internal or external to the organisation, and may include:
- Public health risks (such as epidemics and pandemics)
- Significant economic events
- Legal and regulatory changes
- Natural disasters
- Bomb or terrorist scares
- Fires and explosions
- Hazardous substance spills
- Internal emergencies such as loss of power or water supply
- Security emergencies such as armed robberies, intruders and disturbed persons
Organisations must consider and prepare their Emergency Response Plans to reflect the mental health support needed for their people in response to these emergencies.
Disruptive events also lead to psychosocial hazards and risks.
Psychosocial risks can have a negative or, where managed, a positive impact:
- Poor health and associated conditions,
- Cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes, anxiety,
- depression, sleep disorders, and associated health behaviours,
- Substance abuse, unhealthy eating, and
- Reduction in job satisfaction, commitment, and productivity.
Negative outcomes (impact) for the organisation:
- Includes increased costs due to absence from work,
- Reduced turnover or service quality,
- Increased recruitment and retraining costs,
- Workplace investigations and litigation, and
- Damage to the organisation’s reputation.
This course provides the skills and knowledge to support the mental (or psychological) health to employees in response to a disruptive event within an organisation or work area.
It involves participating in the management of psychological health and safety in the workplace and providing support to others in the event of disruption to an organisation or work area.
- Identify disruptive events and their impact on an organisation
- Establish business risk and potential impacts in the context of organisational disruption
- Apply legislative requirements applicable to a potential disruptive event
- Identify obligations for roles and responsibilities of stakeholders involved in an event
- Assess extent of organisational disruption
- Assist in organisational response to disruption
- Contribute to managing psychological health and safety in the context of a disruptive event
- Contribute to communications and consultation in response to a disruptive event
- Provide support to employees experiencing psychological distress
- Maintain a supportive work environment during organisational disruption
- Evaluate organisational response to disruption
This will be suited to the following job roles:
- Work Health and Safety Manager,
- Human Resources Manager,
- Work Health and Safety Advisor, or
- Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU).
Must have knowledge of how to undertake Work Health and Safety risk assessments and develop hazard registers. Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety is desirable.
Participants may be a minimum age of 18 years to attend.
Must live in and have a Western Australian residential address.
Applicants must demonstrate good language, literacy and numeracy as our courses combine plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing the skills that will be needed in their job role.
If you believe you will need assistance due to your LLN skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs. A LLN assessment may be conducted at pre-enrolment to assess whether the applicant requires LLN support for this training.
All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar).
USI Number Requirements:
All students doing nationally recognised training from January 1, 2018 need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). For more details and to create a USI go to the Government USI site here. https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi
The full course is a combined delivery structure and comprises of a two (2) day (8 hour) in-class practical course, followed by self-paced homework.
The course is presented via a combination of structured tutorials, workshops, case studies, video, practical assignments and workplace application. Individual and group work activities and assessment activities are conducted throughout the course.
All trainers and assessors are recognised industry experts, holding relevant experience and training qualifications. They include security industry specialists, former serving police officers, military personnel and emergency response and medical specialists
Units of competency to be completed for this course
||Contribute to organisational mental health response in the context of disruptive events
||Support organisational response to disruption