This unit provides the foundations for developing and maintaining a safety culture on building sites and other workplaces, analyse risks and develop risk mitigation strategies, apply safety requirements in the workplace, and examines WorkCover requirements in accordance with the OH&S regulations. Students will also learn about fire safety and supervision of onsite operatives specifically with respect to compliance requirements for management of hazards and risks in the workplace.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptualise risk management and hazardous situations on construction sites;  
  2. Critically apply the understanding of regulations for health and safety and wellbeing on construction projects;  
  3. Analyse risks as a part of risk assessment activities and complying with occupational health and safety requirements; and  
  4. Critically examine principles of fire safety and building egress to manage and control project risks.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Team Case Study 1 20%
Project Team Case Study 2 and Presentation 35%
Test Individual Tests (3 in-class tests) 45%

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