Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4362 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5873C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Ben Sethia

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1374

Course Contact Email: bhupendra.sethia@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.

It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Elements:

1. Work safely

2. Implement work safety requirements

3. Participate in WHS consultative processes


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • follow all relevant procedures and instructions relating to work health and safety (WHS) and emergency incidents
  • identify and report hazards to designated personnel
  • contribute to WHS consultative processes.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • explain workplace safety procedures and instructions including:
    • checking systems and equipment
    • conducting routine work operations
    • requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • how to report incidents and injuries
  • explain emergency procedures including those for fires and incidents
  • define the meaning of commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols
  • summarise the duty holder responsibilities, as specified in WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice, of:
    • self and fellow workers
    • persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs)
    • officers
    • others in the workplace
  • explain the difference between hazards and risks
  • describe typical WHS hazards that may be present in the workplace, the harm they can cause and how this harm occurs
  • outline the process of hazard identification and risk reduction.

 Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced by individuals carrying out work health and safety duties in the workplace and include access to:

  • relevant organisational policies, standard operating procedures and work instructions
  • relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice
  • workplace tools, equipment and resources
  • personal protective equipment appropriate to the role and work area.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.