This unit (SITXWHS001) describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities. The unit incorporates the requirement for all employees under state and territory WHS legislation, to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They must cooperate with their employer and follow practices to ensure safety at work.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - demonstrate the use of predetermined health, safety and security procedures and safe work practices in work functions on at least three occasions; - demonstrate correct procedures to respond in line with organisational security and emergency procedures during one emergency or potential emergency situation, seeking assistance where appropriate, and; - participate in one of the following work health and safety (WHS) consultation activities: discussion with, or formal report to, WHS representatives regarding a WHS matter; discussion with supervisor or manager regarding a WHS matter, and; staff meeting that involves WHS discussion.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic aspects of the relevant state or territory occupational health and safety (OHS) or WHS legislation, and; - specific industry sector and organisation: workplace hazards and associated health, safety and security risks; contents of health, safety and security procedures; format and use of template reports for hazards and incident and accident reporting; safe work practices for individual job roles, and; procedures for WHS management practices.

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