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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: OHTH5929C

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

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2224 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Technology

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

Kenneth Falzon
Teacher

School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences
RMIT University
Building 57, Level 5
115 Queensberry Street
Carlton South, VIC 3053
Phone 03 9925 4716

kenneth.falzon@rmit.edu.au
Appointments 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 skills and knowledge required to follow safe working practices and environmental policy in the management of a telecommunications workplace.

It applies to telecommunications staff working under supervision in a technical environment and includes school based workers, entry-level workers, trainees and apprentices, and field officers deploying broadband access networks using optical technologies and other work on live systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

Element:

1. Prepare to install telecommunications earthing system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Locate WHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities
1.2 Explain own responsibilities in relation to duty of care
1.3 Identify the relationship between legislative requirements and safe work practices

Element:

10 Identify minor traffic management

Performance Criteria:

10.1 Assess traffic safety requirement of general location with respect to regulatory and enterprise requirements
10.2 Identify safe work zone around vehicle and work space using traffic cones and signs according to regulatory requirements
10.3 Identify changed traffic conditions and act in accordance

Element:

11 Recognise and respond appropriately to confined space

Performance Criteria:

11.1 Identify confined space in accordance with regulatory or enterprise guidelines that can only be entered by personnel with specialist training
11.2 Refer identified confined space to appropriate personnel

Element:

2. Install and secure earth cable

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify basic principles of risk management
2.2 Identify common construction hazards
2.3 Identify measures for controlling hazards and risks

Element:

3. Terminate and test earth cable installation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Recognise and report hazards in work area to designated personnel according to workplace procedures
3.2 Follow WHS legislative requirements, workplace procedures and work instructions to control risks
3.3 Comply with safe work practices
3.4 Implement duty of care requirements
3.5 Complete job safety analysis (JSA) sheets or safe work method statement (SWMS) according to work requirements, including hazard identification and risk assessment
3.6 Use and complete checks of personal protective equipment according to work requirements
3.7 Assess and test for harmful gases associated with workplace

Element:

4. Complete task and documentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify and use safe work practices when handling optical fibre, lasers and optical connectors according to the relevant Australian Standards
4.2 Identify and use safe working practices when handling and disposing of chemical waste

Element:

5 Identify and implement WHS communication and reporting processes

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Apply WHS communication processes, information and documentation
5.2 Identify designated WHS personnel
5.3 Comply with safety signs and symbols
5.4 Identify procedures and relevant authorities for reporting emergencies, incidents and injuries

Element:

6 Follow WHS incident response procedures

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Follow general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies
6.2 Identify procedures for accessing first aid
6.3 Select and use relevant personal protective equipment
6.4 Explain and apply workplace procedures for fire safety

Element:

7 Contribute to management of WHS

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Raise WHS issues with designated personnel according to workplace procedures and relevant WHS legislation
7.2 Contribute to participative arrangements for WHS management in workplace, within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies

Element:

8 Contribute to management of workplace environmental issues

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Raise environmental issues with designated personnel according to workplace procedures and relevant environmental requirements and legislation
8.2 Contribute to participative arrangements for environmental management in workplace, within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies
8.3 Record and report all WHS issues, risks and hazards to designated personnel

Element:

9 Identify and respond appropriately to asbestos containing materials (ACM) hazards

Performance Criteria:

9.1 Identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) hazards or their likelihood
9.2 Respond to asbestos containing materials hazards or their likelihood
9.3 Report identified or suspected asbestos containing materials 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, tutorials,practicals, class discussion and work on assignment.


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

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 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

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessments 
Assessment 1Practical Test
Assessment 2Closed book Test

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

x

x

3.4

x

x

3.5

x

x

3.6

x

x

3.7

x

x

4.1

x

x

4.2

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

6.4

x

x

7.1

x

x

7.2

x

x

8.1

x

x

8.2

x

x

8.3

x

x

9.1

x

x

9.2

x

x

9.3

x

x

10.1

x

x

10.2

x

x

10.3

xx

11.1

xx

11.2

xx


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

Element/Performance Criteria covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

x

x

3.4

x

x

3.5

x

x

3.6

x

x

3.7

x

x

4.1

x

x

4.2

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

6.4

x

x

7.1

x

x

7.2

x

x

8.1

x

x

8.2

x

x

8.3

x

x

9.1

x

x

9.2

x

x

9.3

x

x

10.1

x

x

10.2

x

x

10.3

xx

11.1

xx

11.2

xx

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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