Course Title: Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OHTH5644C

Course Title: Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2214 - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

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 of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


1. Identify and assess risks

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Hazards in the work area are identified, assessed and reported to designated personnel.
1.2. Safety risks in the work area are identified, assessed and reported to designated personnel.
1.3. Safe work practices, duty of care requirements and safe work instructions are followed for controlling risks.
1.4. OHS, hazard, accident or incident reports are contributed to according to workplace procedures and Australian government and state or territory OHS legislation and relevant information.


2. Identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Hazardous materials on a work site are correctly identified and, if appropriate, handled and used according to company and legislated procedures.
2.2. Measures for controlling risks and construction hazards are applied effectively and immediately.
2.3. Hazardous materials that have safety implications for self and other workers are secured immediately they are identified, using appropriate signs and symbols.
2.4. Asbestos-containing materials are identified on a work site and reported to designated personnel.


3. Plan and prepare for safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Correct personal protective equipment and clothing for each area of construction work are identified, worn, correctly fitted, used and stored according to enterprise procedures.
3.2. Selection of tools, equipment and materials, and organisation of tasks are performed in conjunction with other personnel on site and in accordance with enterprise procedures.
3.3. Required barricades and signage are determined and erected at the appropriate site location.
3.4. Material safety data sheets (MSDS), and job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements relevant to the work to be carried out are identified and applied.


4. Apply safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Tasks are performed in a manner that is safe for operators, other personnel and the general community in accordance with legislative requirements, and enterprise policies and procedures.
4.2. Plant and equipment guards are used in accordance with manufacturer specifications, work site regulations and Australian standards where applicable.
4.3. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are used.
4.4. Prohibited tools and equipment in areas with identified asbestos are recognised and not used.
4.5. Work site safety signs and symbols are identified and followed.
4.6. Work site area is cleared and maintained to prevent and protect self and others from incidents and accidents and to meet environmental requirements.


5. Follow emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Designated personnel are identified in the event of an emergency for communication purposes.
5.2. Safe workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, various types of fire and other emergencies are followed, including identification or use, if appropriate, of fire equipment within scope of responsibilities.
5.3. Emergency response and evacuation procedures are known, practised and carried out effectively when required.
5.4. Emergency first aid treatment of minor injuries is carried out correctly and details of any treatment administered are reported accurately to designated personnel as soon as possible.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WH

Teaching Schedule


Session Number Topic                                                                 






Session  1
1.Safe Manual Handling
2. Workplace Housekeeping
3. Personal Protection Equipment

 Basic Pearson’s 2nd edition Chapter 1 – complete worksheets 1-7 (to be completed by end of block)

Show DVD’s from Safety care Australia

  1.1 to 1.4 Assessment 1 - Basic Pearson’s 2nd edition Chapter 1 – complete worksheets 1-7 (to be completed by end of block)
Assessment 2 - Test on underpinning skills and knowledge. (to be completed by end of block)
Assessment 3 – complete SWMS
 Session 2

 1. Identify Hazardous Substances

-  Fundamentals

- controlling risks

- Hazards materials

- Asbestos

Session 3

Plan and prepare for safe works

- Personal protective equipment

- Selection of tools, materials and equipment


Session 4

 Apply safe work practices

-. meeting OHS and legislative requirements

- Plant and Equipment use



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. ‘Pearsons Basic Plumbing Service Skills 2nd edition’
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.  


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
1. Assessment 1 - Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 50% weighing)
2. Assessment 2 - Completion of underpinning questions. (weighing 50%)
To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all both assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                Element/ PC                                                              Percentage Weighting

Assessment 1                     - Workbook Activities Element 1.1   to                            50%
Assessment 2                     - Underpinning questions 1.1 to                                   50% 

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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