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This week Western Australian OHS training and consultancy company IFAP (Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention) demonstrated their commitment to OHS capability at the national level by becoming a Supporting Partner of the Australian OHS Education Board.

Established in 2012 to accredit university level OHS professional qualifications, the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board has taken on a broader role in advocating for and supporting OHS professional education and promoting the importance of qualified, capable OHS advisors at both a national and international level. The Accreditation Board is also ‘custodian’ of the OHS Body of Knowledge responsible for its ongoing development and updating.

Pam Pryor, Registrar of the Accreditation Board said that Supporting Partners share the vision of the Accreditation Board and that the Accreditation Board could not operate in the broader arena to promote quality OHS education and OHS capability without their Supporting Partners.

Mark Small, General Manager of IFAP, said today “IFAP has a long history of supporting OHS capability especially in the resources sector and, taking this to the next step, our relationship with and support for the Australian OHS Education Board enables us to contribute to the OHS capability at a national level”.

Small went on to say that, as an RTO IFAP’s focus was vocational training but as an independent not for profit, member based organisation it was important to support the availability of quality further education for their Alumni members. The work of the Accreditation Board in both the OHS Body of Knowledge and accreditation of university level OHS programs was integral to this, which is why IFAP supports the work of the Accreditation Board.

IFAP join Leighton Contractors, QBE Insurance, Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Programmed, Woolworths and Safesearch recruitment as Supporting Partners of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.

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