Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: COMM5464C

Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C0021 - Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (Intermediate)

Course Contact: Tony Robins

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254519

Course Contact Email: tony.robins@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers
i) occupational work hazard identification,
ii) identifying health and safety risks to workers,
iii) classification of risks,
iv) documenting control measures intended to eliminate or reduce the risk that could potentially arise during the conduct of work activities and
v) consultation processes with those involved with electrical work.
This unit primarily deals with the process involved in completing documentation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE033B Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

Element:

1. Identify and document hazards and risks.
2. Determine risk class and document control measures.
3. Monitor and review the control measures.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Hazards are identified using appropriate processes with involvement of others, where appropriate.
Note:
Typically this will relate to such things as:
The type of job, Electrical conditions, Energy levels, Radiation levels, Toxic substances, Airborne particles, Pressure discharge, Explosive atmosphere, Work-site location, General work-site conditions, Specific work location, Moving parts, Tools and equipment, Workers competence and/or capacity and/or personal effects
1.2 Risks associated with identified hazards are determined in consultation with others, where appropriate, and documented in accordance with regulations and following established procedures.
1.3 Provision is made to accommodate changes to documentation should unforseen hazards be identified

2.1 Risk class is determined for the risks involved in accordance with the regulations and following established procedures.
2.2 Control measures are developed on the basis of the determined risk(s) and risk class to eliminate and/or mitigate the risk to health and safety in accordance with regulations and following established procedures.
2.3 Risk class and control measures are agreed to and documented in consultation with all involved, where appropriate, in accordance with regulations and established procedures.



Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers an understanding of occupational hazard identification, risk
assessment and control measures to eliminate or mitigate the risk, of Occupational Health and Safety, an understanding of work activities records, and an understanding of enterprise communication methods.

Classroom tutorial activities: to consolidate the concepts of Occuptional Health and Safety in the workplace.

Following topics will be covered: work-site inspections, determining the degree of the risk, identifing control measures, ensuring control measures remain valid, principles and legal responsibilities of respective parties, personal safety in the workplace, working safely with electrical tools or equipment, emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment,emergency first aid for an electric shock victim.

Practical exercises: to demonstrate an understanding topics related Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace the communication and recording of Hazards, risk assessment and control measures.

Work simulated activities: to review a construction site (from slides) and identfity the hazards and the appriocate action to be taken to ensure a safe work enviroment. To complete a Job Safety Ananylsis (JSA), to create a Safe Work Practices (SWP) for a given job or activity.

It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1Introduction to OHS (Construction Induction Training) 
2Hazard identification (Construction Induction Training) 
3Recording hazards and risk assessment method (Construction Induction Training) 
4Revise (Construction Induction Training)  
5 Test (Construction Induction Training)
6Videos WorkSafe and others  
7Identify hazards and control measures to eliminate risk in various activities 
8Simulated workplace activities in risk assessment : Construction SiteTask 1: Document a workplace scenario 1-30%
9To complete a Job Safety Ananylsis (JSA), to create a Safe Work Practices (SWP) for a given job or activity.Task 2 and Task 3: Document a workplace
10Validate control measures 
11Electrical Safety 
12Exam 
13Emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim ,(equipment,emergency first aid for an electric shock victim) 
14 Resubmit assignments and exams


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Assignment/Project/Presentation


Assessment Tasks

This course is part of the Workshop Practice cluster. The assessment tasks include:
Task 1 (Documentation of Scenario): 12%
Document a scenario to demonstrate the ability to identify work hazards, record hazard and assess the risk. (JSA)

Task 2 (Documentation of Scenario): 12%
Document scenario to implement and validate the control measures to eliminate risks. (SWP)

Task 3 (Written assignment) : 12%
Written assignment to demonstrate the understanding of legal responsibilities in managing and assessing risk in the workplace. (Contruction Site)

Task 4 (Documentation of Scenario with Written Exam): 14%
Document scenario to demonstrate the ability to rescue an electric shock victim from equipment and give emergency first aid for an electric shock victim (SWP)

Task 5 (Written Exam) : 50%
Written Exam to demonstrate the understanding of occupational hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures to eliminate or mitigate the risk, of Occupational Health and Safety, an understanding of work activities records, and an understanding of enterprise communication methods.


Assessment Matrix

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