Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5548C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4298 - Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology

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

Course Contact Kenneth falzon

Course Contact Phone +61 3 9925 4716

Course Contact 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:

1.2.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

Open book test at end of instruction period.


Assessment Matrix

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


 

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