This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards, assess the associated workplace safety risks, take measures to eliminate or minimise those risks, and document all processes.

Unit details

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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: - use organisational work health and safety (WHS) plan to identify each of the following types of actual or foreseeable workplace hazards: physical environment; plant; work practice, and; security issue; - assess the safety risk associated with each of the above hazards, using appropriate risk assessment tools and template documents, and; - take measures to eliminate or control the risks identified for each of the above hazards in line with organisational procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic aspects of the relevant state or territory occupational health and safety (OHS) or WHS legislation, specifically requirements for: when, where and how hazards must be identified; when, where and how risk assessments must be conducted; consultation in the hazard identification and risk assessment process; WHS committees or WHS representatives as mechanisms for consultation, and; record keeping; - specific industry sector and organisation; - appropriate methods to identify hazards, and; - people involved in the assessment of risk.

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