This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.  This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

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: - locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures, and; - demonstrates completion of working safely and following WHS policies and procedures that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - determining equipment safety requirements; - identifying personal protective equipment; - follows hazardous substances procedures and handling techniques; - location of safety data sheets (SDS) information and their application; - adhering to isolation procedures; - identifying lifting techniques, including for both manual and automated lifting; - locating and complying with WHS procedures; - application of site safety requirements and procedures; - participating in procedures for workplace management of others (e.g. consultation, safety representatives, committees, dispute resolution); - determining potential of biological effects (e.g. circadian rhythms, sleep, alertness, fatigue, stress, effects of heat stress and hypothermia); - details of site drug and alcohol policy, and; - locating and using emergency equipment.

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