AUSJET and ADCVA have a long history of working with industry to develop the Australian Standards for the Water Jetting, Drain Cleaning, Vacuum Loading and Hydro Excavation industries.
In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer. Many hazards are present in today's work environments, and it's the employer's job to keep their employees safe from these hazards.
In Australia, the law says there are things you must do to look after your own safety at work.
- be fit enough to do your job;
- be well enough to do your job;
- do what your employer tells you as long as it is reasonable and unless you think it is not safe or it could hurt you;
- not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or use alcohol or illegal drugs while at work; and
- not do anything that would hurt yourself or anyone else at work.
Safety education and training are important tools for informing workers and managers about workplace hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive. Another role of safety and training is to provide workers with a greater understanding of safety in the workplace so they can contribute to its development and implementation.
Safety education and training provides employers, managers, supervisors, and workers with:
- Knowledge and skills needed to do their work safely and avoid creating hazards that could place themselves or others at risk;
- Awareness and understanding of workplace hazards and how to identify, report, and control them; and
- Specialised training, when their work involves risks and hazards.
Training is one of AUSJET's and ADCVA's main objectives where we ensure our members can access Nationally Accredited Training. In line with our core services to promote and facilitate the standardisation of safe work practices in the industry the association has developed a suite of nationally accredited training courses.