Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OHTH5548C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2213 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Telephone: +613 9925 4456
Email: eddie.vanda@rmit.edu.au

Kenneth Falzon
Telephone: +613 9925 4716
Email: kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 6

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.
It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

Element:

1.Identify OHS legislative requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
1.2.Duty of care requirements are identified.
1.3.Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.

Element:

2.Identify construction hazards and control measures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Basic principles of risk management are identified.
2.2.Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
2.3.Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.

Element:

3.Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
3.2.Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
3.3.Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
3.4.Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.

Element:

4.Identify OHS incident response procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
4.2.Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
4.3.Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
4.4.Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, class discussion,and group work.


Teaching Schedule

You will attend this course for one day in the second week of the program.
 

Day’s schedule in Week 2:

1. Introduction
2. Identify OHS legislative requirements.
3. Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
4. Duty of care requirements are identified.
5. Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.
6. Identify construction hazards and control measures.
7. Basic principles of risk management are identified.
8. Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
9. Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.
10. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.
11. OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
12. Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
13. Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
14. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.
15. Identify OHS incident response procedures.
16. General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
17. Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
18. Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
19. Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.
20. Revision
21. Open Book Test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment task:

1. Open Book Test (Week 2)

This assessment task needs to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElements
Open Book TestElements 1,2,3 and 4


 

Other Information

Study and learning Support

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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