This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation processes.

It applies to individuals who participate in WHS communication and consultation processes as part of their work health and safety responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.

Unit details

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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 required skills: - participate in work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation processes, including communicating WHS information to others; - raise WHS issues in meetings and follow up on outcomes; - take appropriate actions to remove barriers to communication and consultation processes, and; - support others to raise relevant WHS issues.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the purpose of organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems; - outline the key requirements of relevant commonwealth and state/territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material, and other relevant publications; - describe potential barriers to WHS consultation processes and how the barriers may be overcome; - explain the roles and responsibilities of WHS personnel; - describe how the consultation process influences and is related to workplace information management procedures, processes and systems, and; - describe methods to engage others with workplace procedures, and information sourcing and sharing.

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