This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to participate in preparing a job safety analysis (JSA) for general hazards, and a safe work method statement (SWMS) for high risk work hazards on construction sites as specified in work health and safety (WHS) legislation. It includes meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
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:
*developing, in consultation with relevant personnel, two Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for general hazards. Each JSA should be for a different job task and on a different work site
*revising a JSA prior to starting work, identifying changed conditions and where appropriate, amending the JSA to reflect changed hazards and risk control strategies
*developing, in consultation with relevant personnel, two Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for high-risk work. Each SWMS should be for a different job task and on a different work site.
*revising a SWMS prior to starting work, identifying changed conditions and where appropriate, amending the SWMS to reflect changed hazards and risk control strategies.
All work must be performed to the standard required in the workplace and must meet the requirements of work health and safety (WHS), the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, Commonwealth and state or territory legislation, manufacturers’ specifications, and environmental plans and obligations.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):