This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out work-based risk control processes. It covers the identification of hazards, the assessment of risk, the identification of unacceptable risk and the determination, preparation and completion of a course of action.

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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: - communication skills to: access and analyse safety systems information; communicate with others; complete records and reports and other relevant workplace documentation; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - initiative and enterprise skills to: accurately refer critical unacceptable risk situations to others; identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials, and; - technical skills to: identify courses of action, initiate action and complete records and reports; apply the three steps of identifying work-based hazards, assessing the risk and determining unacceptable risk situations.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - industry terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statement (SWMS); - materials safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials handling methods; - personal risk assessment and control processes (hazard identification through to action); - personal safety measures; - processes for interpreting plans, specifications, drawings and sketches; - quality assurance systems and standards; - regulatory requirements related to obligations and risk management; - reporting and recording procedures; - risk management theory, including the hierarchy of controls on treatments; - work access and traffic control responsibilities; - workplace and equipment safety requirements; - workplace communication methods, and; - workplace rules, policies, procedures and regulations.

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