SITXWHS007 - Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

    Unit code: SITXWHS007 | Study level: TAFE
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    The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation.
    It applies to those people who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. This includes supervisors and departmental managers.This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, for businesses to take a systematic approach to managing the safety of their workers and anyone else in the workplace.


    For Melbourne campuses

    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:

    • implement and monitor adherence to workplace health, safety and security 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, health, safety and security training, and the maintenance of records relating to above situations
    • monitor the effectiveness of health, safety and security procedures for the above situations and identify:
    • required adjustments
    • staff training needs
    • apply management practices that must be implemented for compliance with state or territory 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 VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

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