This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and codes of practices in the electrotechnology workplace.It includes applying safe working practices, following workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control. It also includes electrotechnology worker responsibilities and application for health and safety, risk management and adherence to safety practices as part of electrotechnology work functions when preparing to enter a work area.
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:
*applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations, legislation, codes of practices and procedures in the workplace, including:
*identifying typical hazards associated with work environments and assessing risk/s in an electrotechnology workplace
*applying and reviewing risk control measures to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
*reporting hazards to relevant person/s
*applying safe working practices/methods
*contributing to WHS/OHS consultative processes
*following relevant workplace emergency management procedures and instructions relating to WHS/OHS and emergency incidents
*selecting and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
*applying correct manual handling techniques
*confirming (safe) isolation of an electrical supply and isolation of potential electrical and non-electrical hazards has been completed by an authorised person
*demonstrating safe methods of removing an electric shock victim from a live electrical situation
*selecting an appropriate ladder for a given situation and performing a safety check before use
*completing relevant WHS/OHS documentation.
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):