This unit (HLTWHS003) describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results; - provided WHS information to at least two workers; - consistently monitored safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role; - completed a workplace incident report, and; - followed workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - state/territory legislation and how it impacts on workplace regulations, codes of practice and industry standards; - hazards common to the work environment and how they cause harm; - principles of hazards and risk assessment; - workplace emergency procedures, and; - workplace policies and procedures for WHS.

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