This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to identify, document and apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) hazard and risk control measures associated with electrotechnology work.
It includes identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.
This unit addresses information, processes and techniques for the application of WHS/OHS, specific to working in the electrotechnology sector and is essential for workers without managerial or supervisory responsibilities.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl 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:
*applying measures to control work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) risks, including:
*identifying hazards by job analysis and/or work-site inspection
*determining risks associated with identified hazards
*determining the degree of risk in consultation with relevant person/s and in accordance with workplace requirements and documenting the level of risk
*working with a group to identify effective hazard control measures
*working with a group to modify and/or develop safe work methods
*utilising the hierarchy of control to develop reasonably practicable control measures to eliminate or control risk
*reassessing the level of risk and documenting the reassessed level of risk
*documenting control measures
*updating worksite risk register
*monitoring, reviewing relevant control measure documentation to ensure control measures remain valid
*reviewing job-specific and/or worksite processes to ensure control measures remain valid
*identifying job-specific and/or worksite changes and modifying hazard, risk and control measure documentation
*following workplace requirements for filing control measure documentation
*identifying practical control measures for dealing with the hazards on a construction worksite, low voltage (LV) equipment, hazards of high voltage (HV).
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*risk management and assessment of risks, including:
*principle and purpose of risk management
*processes for conducting a risk assessment
The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):