SITXWHS006 - Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

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Unit code: SITXWHS006 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Nicholson


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.
The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation.All people working at all levels can participate in risk assessments which are commonly conducted as a team effort. Frontline operational personnel, who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision, would assist other colleagues during the process. Individuals may conduct the assessments independently of others.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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
  • security issue
  • assess the safety risk associated with each of the above hazards, using appropriate risk assessment tools and template documents
  • take measures to eliminate or control the risks identified for each of the above hazards in line with organisational procedures.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

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