This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with implementing and monitoring an 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 roles in assisting with maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. Individuals closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they contribute to influencing safety in the workplace.

Unit details

Study level:
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: *assist with implementing and monitoring at least three different organisational work health and safety (WHS) policies or procedures into a work team's processes. During the above, the candidate must: *assist with implementing and monitoring consultation about each policy or procedure according to legislative and organisational requirements *identify opportunities to encourage work team to contribute to implementing improvements to each policy or procedure based on feedback received through consultation *complete WHS documentation. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics and composition of the work team *procedures related to the following: *identifying hazards *assessing and controlling risks to health and safety, including the hierarchy of control measures *organisational WHS policies and procedures, including those relating to: *risk management *fire *emergencies *evacuation *incident investigation *reporting *relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice from all levels of government that impact on business operations, including those relating to: *WHS and environmental issues *equal opportunity *industrial relations *anti-discrimination *WHS aspects of other organisational systems and procedures.

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