This unit (BSBWHS211) describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others, and to assist in responding to incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures, instructions and requirements; and participating in WHS consultative processes. The unit applies to those who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out own work in a defined context, under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

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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: *actively participate in two different work activities that contribute to the health and safety of self and others *identify and report at least one hazard to designated personnel. During the above, the candidate must follow required procedures and instructions relating to work health and safety (WHS) and incidents. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *organisational safety policies, procedures, instructions and requirements relating to own work role in relation to: - checking systems and equipment - conducting routine work operations - personal protective equipment (PPE) - recording existing and potential WHS issues - responding to and reporting incidents and injuries - responding to fires and incidents *meaning of commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols *duty holder responsibilities, as specified in WHS laws, including: - self and co-workers - persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) - officers - others in the workplace *distinction between hazards and risks *WHS hazards that may be present in the workplace, including the harm they can cause and how this harm occurs *process of hazard identification and risk control.

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