This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries.  It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.

Unit details

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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: - complete work tasks according to work health and safety (WHS) legislative and workplace requirements; - participate in consultation about WHS issues; - identify and report hazards according to workplace requirements; - assess and control risks and document risk control measures according to own level of responsibility, and; - follow procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline the WHS rights and responsibilities that apply to own role; - explain the term 'duty of care'; - describe typical health and safety roles in the workplace; - list and describe common safety signs and symbols; - explain procedures for reporting hazards, risks, incidents and accidents; - identify and describe common hazards and major causes of accidents relevant to the workplace; - explain what the term 'risk control' means, and; - list and describe potential emergency situations and how to respond to them.

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