Workforce Upskilling

Upskilling your workforce plays a key part in mitigating people risks. Enhancing the skills of your workers in dealing with day to day people issues can help to minimise stress and unproductive behaviours in the workplace. This in turn helps to prevent stress claims, maximise productivity, foster good morale and create a safer workplace for everyone.

LGIS offers a range of interactive workshops for members to support your workforce in a number of different areas.

These workshops are Scheme funded and available to all members. 

People Risk Workshops

This workshop aims to increase understanding and reduce stigma around mental health. Understanding mental health in the workplace not only improves the well-being of workers but reduces the likelihood of a psychological injury.

Workplaces with resilient workers will have more success in managing and responding to adversity. Resilience is a skill that can be developed and improved. This workshop aims to enhance emotional and cognitive resilience.

  • Mentally healthy workplace (3hr)

This workshop provides an opportunity to explore the Promote, Prevent, Intervene, and Support Recovery model in relation to driving a mentally health workplace.

  • Workplace behaviours (3hr)

The aim of this workshop is for LG employees to be informed of their legal and duty of care requirements within a LG context. The workshop will provide information on key areas of conduct in the workplace and measures to prevent, manage and respond to bullying, discrimination and harassment.

Interacting with the community on a daily basis can be rewarding, but also can bring its challenges when behaviours are inappropriate/aggressive/disrespectful etc. When challenging behaviours occur, it can often cause distress and uncertainty. This workshop will boost knowledge and self-assurance in managing challenging behaviours for LG staff that have frequent contact with rate payers, members of the public, patrons and the wider community.

Psychosocial hazards are aspects in the design, delivery and management of work that increases risks of work related stress. It is crucial to identify and manage psychosocial hazards as it can have an adverse impact on workers and businesses. This session aims to increase participants' understanding of psychosocial hazards in the workplace through a risk management approach.

WHS Workshops

WHS Roles and responsibilities

Covering duty of care and legislative principles for various the roles and responsibilities in your local government. We use real case studies to highlight the important role that all workers play in making sure that the workplace is safe.

Effective contractor management

Like all businesses, the risks that contractors pose to your organisation can never be underestimated. To ensure your workers have the necessary knowledge and skills to manage contractors, we provide tailored workshops on contractor management.

WHS Due dilligence

A PCBU's and its officers must continuously and comprehensively make sure that workers, volunteers and visitors are safe while they work. This is called 'due diligence'. This workshop provides members with practical guidance and advice to support them in making sure due diligence obligations are met..

Managing volunteers

How can local government's meet their duty of care when managing volunteers? This workshop covers WHS obligations and the practices that LGIS members can put in place to make sure their valued volunteers come home safe.

To book a session for your team or for more information contact LGIS People Risk Team at or call 9483 8888

Training is vital to securing safe and healthy workplaces. We provide OSH training on a range of topics. Recognising that time is of the essence, we tailor each training course to meet your needs. Discussing content, audience, duration and location, we will work with you to ensure your expectations are met.

Some of the popular training courses we deliver include:

Roles and responsibilities

Whether it is a room full of executives, a group of managers or supervisors, or a dedicated work group, we can provide training on their OSH roles and responsibilities. Covering duty of care and legislative principles and focussing on the roles and responsibilities your local government sets them, we use real case studies to highlight the important role the target audience has to ensure safe workplaces.

Contractor management

Like all businesses, the risks that contractors pose to your organisation can never be underestimated. To ensure your workers have the necessary knowledge and skills to manage contractors, we provide tailored training courses on contractor management. Our contractor awareness training covers why contractors are a risk and the principles behind how they should be managed. This 2 hour course is an introductory course often used by our members to get the contractor management ball rolling. We also provide contractor management training tailored to your own contractor management policies and procedures.  

OSH inductions

Effective induction training provides the first and most valuable opportunity to foster a positive safety culture within your workplaces. Induction training introduces workers to your policies, procedures, consultative processes and raises awareness of your hazard identification and risk assessment process.

As your induction program should be tailored to your needs, we will work with you to develop and deliver an induction program that starts your workers on the right path to a safe and healthy workplace.

For a discussion about the training we can deliver for you, please contact a member of our OSH Team on 08 9483 8888.