“It’s No Fish Ye’re Buying–it’s Men’s Lives” – Sir Walter Scott
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Following several tragic fatalities in the commercial fishing and aquaculture industry, most recently in the Northern Territory, Queensland, and Western Australia, there is a clear need to address deficiencies in understanding of workplace health and safety (WHS) law and its applicability to the fishing industry.

In response to this need, the FRDC and the fishing industry, spearheaded by Austral Fisheries, have developed a Learning Management System (LMS) consisting of numerous brief modules designed to deliver essential WHS training to fishers and aquaculture workers prior to working on the water.

The LMS provides companies and boat owners a simple way to induct individuals in relevant workplace health and safety in a simple online format, including general workplace safety requirements under WHS Legislation and specific requirements under AMSA Legislation. Their comprehension of training material is evaluated by means of simple questions, and they can answer questions multiple times or repeat a module until they attain a desired level of performance.