This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs within the context of an established organisational OHS system.

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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: - convey relevant information about health and safety to the work group; - liaise with designated personnel to monitor the impact of policies and procedures on safe work practices; - elicit information from staff to assess training needs to facilitate the implementation of organisational work health and safety policies; - analyse the work environment to identify hazards and assess risks; - assess the effectiveness of organisational policies; - identify inadequacies and make recommendations to address these, such as resources needed to apply different risk-control measures; - read and analyse Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) or Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and organisational policies and procedures; - complete required work health and safety documentation, and; - use information to identify hazards, assess risks and evaluate the effectiveness of risk-control measures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - enable analysis of work practices and appropriate remedies; - store and handle hazardous goods and equipment; - maintain required documentation; - organisational health and safety policies and procedures to facilitate compliance with legal requirements; - principles and practices of effective work health and safety management to enable effective implementation of organisational policies and procedures to create a safe workplace, and; - role of work health and safety management in other organisational systems, policies and procedures to enable a systemic approach to workplace safety.

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