This unit (SITXWHS003) 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.

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: - 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.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - primary components of relevant state or territory OHS or WHS legislation: actions that must be taken for legal compliance; employer responsibilities to provide a safe workplace; requirement to consult, and acceptable consultation mechanisms; requirements for the use of WHS representatives and committees, and their roles and responsibilities; requirements for hazard identification, risk assessment, risk control and acceptable mechanisms; requirements for record keeping and acceptable record keeping mechanisms; requirement to provide information and training; employee responsibilities to ensure safety of self, other workers and other people in the workplace; employee responsibility to participate in WHS practices; ramifications of failure to observe OHS or WHS legislation and organisational policies and procedures; - specific organisation: full content of WHS policies and procedures; and consultation, hazard identification, risk assessment and reporting documents, and; methods used for WHS consultation, hazard identification and risk assessment; - options for the provision of training: coaching or mentoring in safe work practices; formal training programs in safe work practices; - hazard identification, risk assessment and control; - WHS policy and procedure induction; - WHS representative or committee; - provision of information, fact sheets and signage to ensure safe work practices; - WHS information: - consultative arrangements for WHS; - employee roles and responsibilities in WHS management practices; - legal obligations and ramifications of failure to comply; - location of first aid kit and emergency evacuation plan, and; - WHS training information and updates.

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