Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: COMM5464C

Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2169 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

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


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 and/or making

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE033B Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical


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.
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.

3.1 Documented control measures are made available for reference by all involved with the work.
3.2 Control measures are modified where required in consultation with all involved with the work in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Documentation associated with the risk assessment process are filed in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

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. 

Teaching Schedule

Session numberTopicAssessment

OH&S legislation, Regulations and codes of Practice


Protective Measures





Safe Working Procedures



Risk Management




First aid




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks


Assessment Matrix

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