This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation's work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.  The unit applies to individuals who have a key role in maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. In their role they closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they have a responsibility for influencing safety in the workplace.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following performance criteria: - implement and monitor the organisation's work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures; - identify hazards and assess and control risks; - assist in explaining and improving WHS policies, procedures and legislative requirements applicable to the organisation; - assist in explaining hazards identification and risk assessment outcomes to other team members; - implement and monitor consultation about WHS according to legislative and organisational requirements; - deal promptly with issues raised as a result of WHS consultation; - encourage work team to contribute to identifying and implementing improvements to WHS feedback; - assist others to develop WHS competence and provide advice on training needs, and; - complete WHS documentation.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe characteristics and composition of the work team; - describe procedures for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling associated risks to health and safety, including the hierarchy of control; - outline organisational WHS policies and procedures including those relating to risk management, fire, emergencies, evacuation, incident investigation and reporting; - describe relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice from all levels of government that impact on business operations, especially with regard to WHS and environmental issues, equal opportunity, industrial relations and anti-discrimination, and; - identify WHS aspects of other organisational systems and procedures.

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