Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5598C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anthony Riccardi

anthony.riccardi@rmit.edu.au

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

 None

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes to protect workers own health and safety, and that of others.

This course applies to individuals who require a fundamental knowledge of OHS to carry out their own work which may be in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility. This course has broad applicability across industries and workplace contexts.    


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

Element:

1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
1.2. Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures

Element:

1. Work safely

Element:

2. Implement workplace safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace
2.2. Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures
2.3. Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks
2.4. Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons

Element:

3. Participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities
3.2. Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures
3.3. Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks

Element:

4. Follow safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Identify and report emergency incidents
4.2. Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents


Learning Outcomes


Evidence of the following is essential:

  • accurately following all relevant safety procedures
  • identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel
  • knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
  • knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes.
  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • project work
  • independent research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Details of Learning Activities

Participate in OHS processes is delivered as an online course through the RMIT blackboard system. You will be expected to read and research specific content each week in order to answer a series of questionnaires, conduct risk analysis and solve OHS problems. The focus of the research will change each week as you learn about various aspects of OHS. The unit will run for 6 weeks and is 12 hours in duration.

There is a range of online learning activities, reading and assessment tasks including:
Online questionnaire

Risk assessment

Emergency procedures

Safety audits.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentTaskElements
1Introduction to OHS. The requirements of the Unit are explained and assessment tasks are given out. Students are directed to OHS websites and links as resources.Students have a clear understanding of the expectations and assessment requirements of this Unit of Competency. Blackboard and how to access OHS on-line is explained.1.1
1.2
 
2Assessment task: RMIT OH&S on-line questionnaire. Students complete an RMIT University OHS questionnaire.Students gain a comprehensive understanding of RMIT organisational OHS as well as relevant industry OHS legislation2.1
2.3
2.4
 
3Accident and Emergency Procedures. Students access basic first aid information as relevant to possible risks they may encounter in their study. Evacuation in case of Fire is discussed.Students learn how to recognise accidents and potential emergencies and what to do in these situations.2.1 – 3.3
4Assessment Task: Safety Audit of Building 94. Students are given a plan drawing of Building 94 and asked to identify escape routes, OHSStudents gain relevant and first hand knowledge of emergency procedures and have a comprehensive understanding of fire and accident procedure.3.1 – 3.3
5‘Hazards in the Arts’ – Monona Rossel. Students view Chemical Hygienist Monona Rossel discussing OHS, potential hazards and risks for practicing artists and safe art practice.Students learn about the hazards and OHS implications to themselves through the materials they into contact with in the production of their artwork. This knowledge extends to a high level understanding of personal health and safety in the artist’s workplace.1.1 – 4.2
6Assessment Task: Art Hazards’ Questions. Students answer a series of question in relation to the information they have learnt from watching ‘Hazards in the Arts’Knowledge is tested and affirmed through solving a series of problems that relate to the student’s own personal health and safety awareness.1.1 – 4.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Accss to RMIT’s onlien Blackboard system


Overview of Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this course:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • demonstration of techniques
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of documentation identifying and reporting emergency incidents.    


Assessment Tasks

1: OHS for RMIT Students. Questions related to an emergency evacuation.
2: Anatomy of an accident: What went wrong? Write an analysis of a printmaking studio accident.
3: Hazards in the arts - Questionnaire. Questionnaire from the Monona Rossol movie.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant Unit of competency. These are available through the course contract in Program Administration.

Other Information

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;
In assessing whether a particular adjustment is reasonable consideration should be given to:
• the student’s disability and his/her views
• the effect of the adjustment on the student, including effect on his/her ability to achieve learning outcomes, participate in courses or programs and achieve independence
• the effect of the proposed adjustment on anyone else affected, including the education provider, staff and other students
• the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.
As a result, what constitutes "reasonable" varies on a case-by-case basis and the balance is sometimes difficult to strike. However, it is clear that education providers are not required to lower academic standards or disregard the needs staff or other students. In more complex cases discussion with the disability service will be useful. It may be useful to examine previous judgements in relation to the DDA.
An RTO needs to fit LLN into the delivery of its training and assessment as it has an important role in:
• redressing any deficiencies in its students’ key LLN skills
• building the generic skills of teamwork, communication and problem solving that are highly valued by employers.
In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Employability Skills. There are eight employability skills.
Employability Skills which feature in the Diploma of Visual Art include:
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Problem solving
• Initiative and enterprise
• Planning and organising
• Self management
• Learning
• Technology
Employability skills are embedded in the units of competency in your program. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills. Further information about the employability skills you will develop in this program is available at: http://www.ntis.gov.au/Default.aspx?/trainingpackage/CUV03/volume/CUV03_1/ chapter/EmpSkillsMandText
 

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