UV training & education

Skin cancer can result from repeated and long-term exposure to UV radiation in the workplace. UV radiation is, therefore, a workplace hazard that must be reduced as much as reasonably practicable.

To help workplaces address their OH&S responsibilities, we’ve developed a range of UV safety training and education.

Our experienced educators run training sessions (face-to-face and online) in all types of workplaces right across Victoria. Sessions are tailored to the workplace so employers and employees walk away with a clear idea on immediate steps to take to reduce UV exposure in their environment.

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Feedback from the training sessions show:

  • Training is useful and productive: 96% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the session provided useful information about skin cancer prevention and detection.
  • Sessions are engaging: 95% said the session maintained their interest.
  • Sessions are educational: 93% indicated the session had taught them something new.

Training sessions for outdoor workers

Can be adapted to suit indoor workers or a mix of work types and settings

Standard UV safety training session

A focus on UV as an OHS hazard, UV risk assessment and reduction, skin cancer prevention and early detection. Resources for employers and workers are provided.

Time: 60 minutes

Cost: $550 (+ $50 for each additional half hour)

UV safety training session with skin damage viewer

A focus on UV as an OHS hazard, UV risk assessment and reduction, skin cancer prevention and early detection. Also includes personal risk assessment using the skin damage viewer. Resources for employers and workers are provided.

Time: 90 minutes (60 minutes training plus 30 minutes skin damage viewer). Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer.

Cost: $600 (+ $50 for each additional half hour)

UV safety toolbox talk

Developed specifically for the construction audience but also suitable for other outdoor workplaces

A 10–15 minute Toolbox Talk on UV, how to protect yourself when working outdoors and checking for skin cancer. This condensed UV safety talk includes an exhibition display for the remainder of the hour featuring sun protection items, information, an opportunity for Q&A with the SunSmart educator and the skin damage viewer.

Time: 60 minutes (10–15 minute talk plus 45–50 minute display, one-on-one Q&A opportunity and skin damage viewer). Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer.

Cost: $550 (+ $50 for each additional half hour)

UV safety training webinar

An online session with a focus on UV as an OHS hazard, UV risk controls, skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Time: 60 minutes

Cost: $550

Mixed training sessions

Outdoor, indoor or both work types

SunSmart exhibition display

An exhibition display featuring sun protection items, information, an opportunity for one-on-one Q&A with a SunSmart educator and the skin damage viewer

Time: 60 minutes minimum. Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer.

Cost: $550 (+ $50 for each additional half hour)

UV safety training webinar

An online session with a focus on UV as an OHS hazard, UV risk controls, skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Time: 60 minutes

Cost: $550

Health and safety professionals' education and training

SunSmart presents to health and safety professionals at working groups, network meetings and safety forums to help you feel confident to address UV radiation hazards in your workplace. Policy and best practice support is also available. Please contact SunSmart so we can tailor something suitable for your needs. Call (03) 9514 6419 or email. Please note: these sessions are also available via webinar.

Time: 20–90+ minutes

Cost: No fee

Training sessions for indoor workers

Primarily aimed at indoor workers but can be adapted to suit outdoor workers or a mix of work types and settings

SunSmart lunch and learn session

The session includes:

  • understanding UV radiation
  • the good and the bad of UV exposure
  • how to protect from UV harm
  • how to check for skin cancer
  • seeing any hidden UV damage in the skin damage viewer.

Time: 60 minutes (30 minute presentation + 30 minutes skin damage viewer). Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer.

Cost: $550 (+ $50 for each additional half hour)

SunSmart webinar

An online session with a focus on UV versus heat, when to use sun protection, sun protection measures, skin cancer prevention and early detection.

Time: 60 minutes

Cost: $550

 

Please note:

  • Skin damage viewer allows participants to view hidden sun damage on their face and hands and is a great educational tool. The skin damage viewer does not detect or diagnose cancer or perform any kind of skin check.
  • The skin damage viewer only works inside and requires access to power.
  • Additional travel and accommodation fees may apply for regional and rural sessions.
  • We do not offer any kind of skin check service.
  • For more information email sunsmartworkplace@cancervic.org.au

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Please enter the details below to book a training session in Victoria. For other states and territories, please contact the Cancer Council in your location.

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