This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation's work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.  This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by relevant legislation.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
BSBWHS501

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: - establish, implement, maintain and evaluate a work health and safety (WHS) management system for a work area of an organisation in accordance with WHS legislation including policies, procedures and record keeping; - ensure organisational WHS compliance; - establish, implement, maintain and evaluate effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS including identifying duty holders, identifying and approving the required resources and developing and implementing a training program; - establish, implement, maintain and evaluate procedures for effectively identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks using the hierarchy of risk control; - provide information and complete documentation for a WHS management system, and; - identify requirements for and request expert WHS advice.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify and detail relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice; - specify relevant WHS organisational policies, procedures, programs and practices; - explain hazard identification and risk-management processes; - describe the hierarchy of risk control and how it is applied in the workplace, and; - specify in-house and WHS legislative reporting requirements.

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