HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety

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Unit code: HLTWHS003 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.


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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:

  • conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results;
  • provided WHS information to at least two workers;
  • consistently monitored safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role;
  • completed a workplace incident report, and;
  • followed workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation.

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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