Produced with funding from DEEWR - Workplace English Language and Literacy Program.
Many new arrivals to Australia lack knowledge about workplace safety in Australia and the legal responsibilities of employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
They may also lack the language, literacy skills and the cross cultural communication skills needed to report hazards and dangerous work practices, and to speak up when asked to do something at work which is unsafe, or when they see dangerous work practices.
These barriers make CALD workers particularly vulnerable at work and increase the potential for serious workplace accidents to occur.
Speak Safe is a practical easy to use DVD resource which assists trainers working with CALD learners to develop the communication skills to understand, identify and raise queries about workplace safety issues.
Six different work settings provide the contexts for the DVD scenarios and activities:
The resource will support CALD learners to develop the skills and knowledge to complete an OHS unit of competency from each of the relevant industry training packages.
Speak Safe comprises a DVD, a CD and a trainer guide with photocopiable learner activity sheets.
Suitable for trainees preparing for practical placement and workers new to Australia who speak English as a second language
Writers: Maggie Power and Carmel O'Day
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