This unit covers the competency required to identify and avoid workplace hazards and risks, to maintain personal safety and to report identified issues to supervisors and team members.

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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: - apply safe work practices in accordance with organisational work health and safety policies and procedures; - identify typical hazards and risks in the workplace, and apply control measures; - select equipment pertinent to incidents, prescribed burning and/or operational aspects of emergency management, and; - select personal protective clothing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic principles of risk assessment; - methods of hazard and risk control and reporting, and debriefings; - occupational hazards and risks encountered in the workplace; - organisational health and fitness guidelines; - personal protective clothing and equipment requirements; - risk control measure such as eliminate, isolate and substitute; - signs of fatigue, heat related illness, dehydration, fatigue and stress; - situational awareness, and; - welfare management, such as signs of occupational stress, limiting stress, dealing with stress and seeking assistance.

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