KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE
IN THE WORKPLACE

worksafe smartmove

WELCOME TO WORKSAFE SMARTMOVE

SmartMove is a free of charge Work Health and Safety (WHS*) online educational programme for senior high school students, young workers entering the workforce on work placement, work experience, or as school-based trainee/apprentice, and new workers entering the workforce for the first time. 

The website is designed to address the national competency unit: BSBWHS201Contribute to Health & Safety of Self and Others.

A word from WorkSafe WA Commissioner

Photo of Darren Kavanagh
Picture of Darren Kavanagh, WorkSafe WA Comissioner

“I would like to introduce the WorkSafe SmartMove programme to prepare young workers with the knowledge to stay safe in the workplace. Young workers may face many physical and mental health challenges particularly during the transition from school to work.  Work can be in the form of a work placement or work experience program, a school-based apprenticeship or working a part time job. Young workers make up a large part of the workforce in Western Australia. However, young workers are likely to be vulnerable to work related illnesses and injuries resulting from their lack of experience and unfamiliarity with the health and safety risks and responsibilities of the job.

WorkSafe SmartMove offers you a chance to learn about potential dangers and be aware of your duties, rights and responsibilities in the workplace. You can work through the programme online, in class or at home, on a mobile device, or offline in preparation for your initial work experience. I hope you enjoy using SmartMove and obtain the knowledge to protect yourself at work and help create a safe workplace environment”.

Darren Kavanagh

* WHS and OSH. Western Australia uses the term “Occupational Safety and Health” (OSH) for its legislation. The rest of Australia uses the term, “Work Health and Safety” (WHS).

Although developed and maintained by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), SmartMove refers to WHS instead of OSH. SmartMove content addresses the nationally agreed competency unit BSBWHS201 and can be used throughout Australia.