Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Enhanced online safety education site launched

    16/07/2021 6:05 AM
    • An enhanced version of the safety education site SmartMove has been launched to coincide with the start of the new school semester
    • SmartMove has been redeveloped to improve its effectiveness and compatibility with current technology
    • The new version of SmartMove is significantly more interactive and engaging than the previous version 

    The State Government's free online workplace safety and health education tool has been updated to bring it into line with modern technology standards.


    SmartMove is used by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety to educate new and young workers between 15 and 25 years of age about work safety and health.


    It is aimed at students in Years 10 to 12 and new and young workers entering the workforce for the first time, teaching them about their workplace rights and responsibilities in a challenging but fun way.


    The site was originally launched in the 1990s and last underwent an upgrade in 2013. It averages more than 30,000 users each year, mostly students at senior high schools.


    The new version features an animated android character called SAMM (Spot the hazard, Assess the risk, Make the changes and Monitor and follow-up) who guides participants through the content in an engaging and immersive manner.


    Extensive consultation was undertaken to guide the redevelopment and the new version of SmartMove was built by a local Western Australian specialist training provider, Future Institute of Australia.


    For more information please go to https://smartmove.safetyline.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Industrial Relations Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "SmartMove is an engaging and interactive way to teach young people about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace, knowledge that will serve them well for the rest of their working lives.


    "The new SmartMove site offers young people a more attractive learning experience than the previous largely text-based learning modules.


    "I encourage teachers to introduce students to the new SmartMove site, especially those who will soon be embarking on work experience."


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