SITXWHS003 - Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

    Unit code: SITXWHS003 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement predetermined work health and safety practices designed, at management level, to ensure a safe workplace. It requires the ability to monitor safe work practices and coordinate consultative arrangements, risk assessments, work health and safety training, and the maintenance of records.


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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:

    • implement and monitor adherence to workplace health and safety procedures in three of the following real or simulated situations: evacuation of staff and customers; security management of cash, documents, equipment, keys or people; handling chemicals and hazardous substances; hazard identification and reporting; incident and accident reporting; risk assessment and reporting;
    • coordinate consultative processes for managing the above workplace health, safety and security issues;
    • coordinate risk assessments, WHS training, and the maintenance of records relating to above situations;
    • monitor the effectiveness of the WHS system and identify: required adjustments; staff training needs, and;
    • demonstrate management practices that must be implemented for compliance with state or territory occupational health and safety (OHS) or WHS legislation during above situations.

    Required reading

    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.

    As part of a course

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