This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation's work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.  It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation's WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
BSBWHS401

Assessment

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: - explain clearly and accurately to work team the relevant work health and safety (WHS) information; - ensure that the team has access to information about WHS policies, procedures and programs in appropriate structure and language, and; - implement and monitor procedures according to organisational and legislative WHS requirements. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline the legal responsibilities and duties of managers, supervisors, persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) and workers in relation to WHS risk management in the workplace; - identify key provisions of relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice that apply to the business and outline how they apply in the work area; - explain organisational policies and procedures relating to hazard identification, risk management, fire, emergency and evacuation, incident investigation and reporting; - explain the importance of effective consultation mechanisms in managing health and safety risks in the workplace, and; - explain how the hierarchy of control applies in the work area.

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