Course Title: Follow Occupational Health and Safety and environmental policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5635C

Course Title: Follow Occupational Health and Safety and environmental policy and procedures

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

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

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

Noor Sateh 
Telephone: +613 9925 4013
Email: noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

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

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. Users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTOHS2170A Follow Occupational Health and Safety and environmental policy and procedures

Element:

1.Identify OHS legislative requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Identify and explain applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities
1.2.Identify duty of care requirements
1.3.Identify and explain own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices

Element:

2.Identify construction hazards and control measures

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3.Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Recognise and report hazards in the work area to designated personnel according to workplace procedures
3.2.Follow OHS 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 according to work requirements, including hazard identification and risk assessment
3.6.Use and maintain personal protective equipment according to work requirements

Element:

4.Recognise safety requirements for work with optical fibre equipment

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

5.Identify OHS communication and reporting processes

Performance Criteria:

5.1.Identify and discuss OHS communication processes, information and documentation
5.2.Identify and explain the role of designated OHS personnel
5.3.Identify and explain safety signs and symbols
5.4.Identify procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries 

Element:

6.Identify OHS incident response procedures

Performance Criteria:

6.1.Identify and explain general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies
6.2.Identify procedures for accessing first aid
6.3.Identify and demonstrate requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment
6.4.Identify and discuss fire safety equipment 

Element:

7.Contribute to the management of OHS

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

8.Contribute to the 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 the workplace within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies
8.3.Record and report all OHS issues, risks and hazards to designated personnel


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, working on assignment, audio-visual presentations, and student workbook will be provided to them. 


Teaching Schedule

Week 1:
 OHS legislative requirements
 Duty of care requirements

Week 2:
 Safe work practices
 Construction hazards and control measures
 Basic principles of risk management

Week 3:
 Common construction hazards
 Controlling hazards and risks
 Hazard identification and risk control
 Hazards reporting

Week 4:
 Control risks
 Safe work practices

Week5:
 Duty of care requirements
 Job safety analysis (JSA)
 Personal protective equipment
 Safety requirements for optical fibre equipment

Week 6:
 Safe working practices for optical fibre, lasers and optical connectors
 Safe working practices when handling and disposing of chemical waste

Week 7:
 Revision

Week 8: 
Job Safety Analysis
 Assignment handed out,due by Wk12

Week 9:
 OHS communication and reporting processes
 OHS communication documentation
 Designated OHS personnel
 Safety signs and symbols

Week 10:
 Reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
 OHS incident response procedures
 Responding to incidents and emergencies

Week 11:
 Accessing first aid

Week 12:
 Fire safety equipment
Assignment due
 

Week 13:
 OHS management
 OHS in workplace procedures and relevant OHS legislation
 Participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace

Week 14:
 Management of workplace environmental issues
 Raise environmental issues with designated personnel

Week 15:
 Practical Test
 Participative arrangements for environmental management

Week 16:
 Record and report all OHS issues, risks and hazards to designated personnel

Week 17-18: 
 Closed 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 three assessment tasks:

1. Assignment          - Week 8 handed out due by Wk12
2. Practical Test        - Week 15
3. Closed book Test - Week 17 - 18

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

Assignment TaskElement
AssignmentElements 1,2,3,4,6,7 and 8
Practical testElements 1, 3, 5,6,7and 8
Closed book testElements 1,2,3,4,5 ,6,7 and 8

 

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. 

Student Directed Hours

* In this course, minimum student directed hours are 6 in addition to 34 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignment, individual
student-teacher course-related consultation, and preparation of test .

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