UV training and 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.

All employers must provide a safe working environment that is free of risks to health and safety. This includes taking proper steps to reduce overexposure to UV radiation for workers who spend time working outdoors.

Workers also have a duty to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and must cooperate with employers’ efforts to improve health and safety in the workplace.

The following details SunSmart's training and information sessions for workplaces across Victoria, delivered by trained educators.

Please contact SunSmart to discuss the most appropriate training for your workplace.

Outdoor workers

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

Training type Summary Time

Cost

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.

60 minutes

$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.

90 minutes

60 mins training + 30 mins skin damage viewer

Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer

$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

60 minutes

10–15 min talk + 45 50 minute display, one-on-one Q&A opportunity and skin damage viewer

Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer

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

Mix of work types/settings

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 .

60 minutes

Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer

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

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

20–90+ minutes No fee

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 Sessions

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 .

60 minutes

30 min presentation + 30 mins skin damage viewer

Allow 1–2 minutes per person in the viewer

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

Skin damage viewer: This device 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.

Please note:

  • 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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