Course Title: Follow work health and safety and environmental policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5846C

Course Title: Follow work health and safety and environmental policies and procedures

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2220 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda
Ph: +61 3 9925 4456
Email: eddie.vanda@rmit.edu.au

Kenneth Falzon
Ph: +61 3 9925 4716
Email: kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au

Appointment by email
 

Nominal Hours: 40

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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe work practices and environmental policy in managing telecommunications workplace tasks. It involves awareness of the safe handling of active optical fibre, cabling, laser sources and equipment.

The unit requires the ability to apply work health and safety (WHS) requirements, the basic principles of risk management, and prevention of injury and illness on construction sites involving the NBN in particular, and all other locations where telecommunications work is performed.

This unit includes the ability to recognise asbestos hazards and take steps to minimise associated risks. Removal of asbestos is a licensed activity covered by the units of competency CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos.

Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction. Users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

Note: The terms occupational health and safety (OHS) and WHS are equivalent and generally either can be used. Western Australian and Victorian legislation uses OHS. Commonwealth, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory, Tasmania and South Australia legislation uses WHS.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTWHS2170B Follow work health and safety and environmental policies and procedures

Element:

1. Apply WHS regulatory requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify WHS requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities and comply with safe work practices.
1.2 Apply duty of care requirements.
 

Element:

2. Follow workplace procedures for identifying hazards and using control measures to control risk

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and report common construction hazards in the work area to designated personnel according to workplace procedures.
2.2 Identify and follow WHS requirements, workplace procedures and work instructions to control hazards and risks.
2.3 Comply with safe work practices and principles of risk management.
2.4 Implement duty of care requirements.
2.5 Complete job safety analysis (JSA) sheet or safe work method statement (SWMS) according to work requirements, including hazard identification and risk assessment.
2.6 Use and complete checks to personal protective equipment according to work requirements
2.7 Assess and test for harmful gases associated with the workplace.
 

Element:

3. Identify safety requirements for work with optical fibre equipment

Performance Criteria:

equipment
3.1 Identify safe work practices when handling optical fibre, lasers and optical connectors according to relevant Australian standards.
3.2 Identify safe work practices when handling and disposing of chemical waste.
 

Element:

4. Identify WHS communication and reporting processes

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify WHS communication processes, information and documentation.
4.2 Identify the role of designated WHS personnel and safety signs and symbols.
4.3 Identify procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
 

Element:

5. Identify WHS incident response procedures

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies.
5.2 Identify procedures for accessing first aid.
5.3 Identify and demonstrate requirements for selecting and using relevant personal protective equipment.
5.4 Identify fire safety equipment.
 

Element:

6. Contribute to WHS and environmental issues in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Discuss WHS and environmental issues with designated personnel according to workplace procedures, and relevant WHS policies and environmental requirements.
6.2 Contribute to participative arrangements for WHS and environmental management in the workplace within organisational procedures, scope of responsibilities and own competencies.
6.3 Record and report WHS issues, risks and hazards to designated personnel.
 

Element:

7. Identify and respond to minor traffic management

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Assess traffic safety requirements of the general location with respect to regulatory and organisational requirements.
7.2 Identify a safe work zone around vehicle and work space using traffic cones and signs according to regulatory requirements.
7.3 Identify and respond to changed traffic conditions.
 

Element:

8. Identify and respond appropriately to a confined space

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Identify a confined space in line with regulatory or organisational guidelines.
8.2 Refer the telecommunications work in the identified confined space to appropriate trained personnel.
 

Element:

9. Identify and respond appropriately to asbestos hazards

Performance Criteria:

9.1 Identify asbestos hazards or their likelihood
9.2 Respond to asbestos hazards or their likelihood
9.3 Report identified or suspected asbestos hazards to designated personnel according to workplace procedures.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, practicals, class discussion, working on assignment, audio-visual presentations and students workbook will be provided. 


Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Introduction
Week 2. OHS legislative requirements
Week 3. Duty of care requirements
Week 4. Safe work practices
Week 5. Construction hazards and control measures
Week 6. Basic principles of risk management
Week 7. Common construction hazards
Week 8. Controlling hazards and risks
Week 9. Hazard identification and risk control and reporting
Week 10. Control risks
Week 11. Safe work practices
Week 12. Duty of care requirements
Week 13. Job safety analysis (JSA)
Week 14. Personal protective equipment
Week 15. Safety requirements for optical fibre equipment
Week 16. Safe working practices for optical fibre, lasers and optical connectors
Week 17. Safe working practices when handling and disposing of chemical waste
Week 18. OHS communication and reporting processes
Week 19. OHS communication documentation
Week 20. Designated OHS personnel
Week 21. Safety signs and symbols
Week 22. Reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
Week 23. OHS incident response procedures
Week 24. Responding to incidents and emergencies
Week 25. Accessing first aid
Week 26. Fire safety equipment
Week 27. OHS management
Week 28. OHS in workplace procedures and relevant OHS legislation
Week 29. Participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace
Week 30. Management of workplace environmental issues
Week 31. Raise environmental issues with designated personnel
Week 32. Record and report all OHS issues, risks and hazards to designated personnel
Week 33. Revision
Week 34. Practical Test
Week 35. Closed Book test
Week 36. Practical test and Closed Book test Resit
 

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 5 in addition to 35 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and oral presentation preparation.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts


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. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1:Practical Test  

Assessment 2: Closed book Test

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/Performance Criteria covered

Practical Test

Closed book Test

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.3

x

x

2.4

x

x

2.5

x

x

2.6

x

x

2.7

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

4.1

x

x

4.2

x

x

4.3

x

x

5.1

x

x

5.2

x

x

5.3

x

x

5.4

x

x

6.1

x

x

6.2

x

x

6.3

x

x

7.1

x

x

7.2

x

x

7.3

x

x

8.1

x

x

8.2

x

x

9.1

x

x

9.2

x

x

 


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following two assessment tasks:

Assessment 1:   Practical Test  
Assessment 2:   Closed book Test

All assessment tasks need 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

 

AssessmentPractical TestClosed Book Test
1.1xx
1.2xx
2.1xx
2.2xx
2.3xx
2.4xx
2.5xx
2.6xx
2.7xx
3.1xx
3.2xx
4.1xx
4.2xx
4.3xx
5.1xx
5.2xx
5.3xx
5.4xx
6.1xx
6.2xx
6.3xx
7.1xx
7.2xx
7.3xx
8.1xx
8.2xx
9.1xx
9.2xx
9.3xx

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills 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:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability  to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  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: http://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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