Different things happen when courses take place by the sea.
It’s not often PSA CPSU NSW members take a break from training to watch a whale frolic in the ocean.
However, when members in the Northern Rivers took Work Health and Safety (WHS) and negotiation skills training by the sea at the Ballina Surf Club, this event was a welcome break from their lessons.
“Ballina Surf Club is just one of themany regional venues we visit to make sure as many members get access to WHS training,” said PSA CPSU NSW Senior Organiser and Educator Anne Kennelly. “People should not have to come to Sydney to get access to information that will create a safe workplace for their colleagues.
“We meet in clubs and similar venues all over the state.”
Regional Organiser Rebecca Reilly said, “We had two days of training; Meeting and Negotiation skills and WHS essentials, with most attendees coming to both days.
“Members came from Police, Schools, Transport, Community Services, Housing, TAFE, Primary Industries and Correctives.
“Regional members should enrol in training courses as they are a great way to meet other members and to take skills back to their worksite.
“Members feel that by doing the WHS training, they can influence the safety of their work place.”