HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Unit code: HLTWHS002 | Study level: TAFE
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Footscray Nicholson
Industry
St Albans
Sunshine
Werribee
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Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.  This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Assessment

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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:

  • contributed to a workplace WHS meeting or inspection;
  • conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results;
  • consistently applied workplace safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role, and;
  • followed workplace procedures for at least one simulated emergency situation.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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