This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to participate in preparing a job safety analysis (JSA) for general hazards, or a safe work method statement (SWMS) for high risk work hazards, on construction sites according to the level of responsibility of the work role as specified in work health and safety (WHS) legislation.  The unit supports construction workers undertaking work on a construction site alone or as part of a team to identify hazards and select risk control strategies. It applies to construction work on residential and commercial work sites in new construction, renovation or refurbishment, and maintenance projects.

Unit details

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Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCWHS3001

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. A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. The person must also: - develop a new job safety analysis (JSA) for general hazards in consultation with relevant company personnel for two different job tasks on two different work sites; - revise one of the JSA prior to starting work, identifying changed conditions and where appropriate, amending the JSA to reflect changed hazards and risk control strategies; - develop a new safe work method statement (SWMS) for high-risk work in consultation with relevant company personnel for two different job tasks on two different work sites, and; - revise one of the SWMS prior to starting work, identifying changed conditions and where appropriate, amending the SWMS to reflect changed hazards and risk control strategies. In doing the above work, the person must: - inspect the work sites to identify potential hazards associated with work site and tasks; - identify and review compliance with requirements relating to each work site and potential task-related hazards; - consult with relevant personnel to select risk control strategies for both general hazards and high-risk work, and; - document and store the above JSA and SWMS according to workplace requirements. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - common hazards and causes of incidents and near misses on construction sites; - compliance requirements in relation to identified job tasks and work sites; - construction hand and power tools, and equipment and plant relevant to the identified job tasks, and requirements for their safe handling and operation; - format and content requirements for JSA and SWMS; - principles of the hierarchy of controls; - purpose and application of safety data sheets (SDS) when working with different materials; - risk management strategies relevant to identified job tasks specified in the performance evidence; - types of construction methods and materials used in both general hazards and high-risk construction work and risk factors inherent in their use and application; - use and application of the Safe Work Australia Model Code of Practice - Construction Work when identifying construction site hazards and selecting risk control strategies, and; - use and meaning of construction terminology used on construction work sites relevant to identifying site hazards and selecting suitable risk control strategies.

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