Course Title: Participate in workplace health and safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: OHTH5908C

Course Title: Participate in workplace health and safety

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4375 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Contact: Jade Cusworth, Timothy Haigh

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 8382 / 03 9925 4846

Course Contact Email: jade.cusworth@rmit.edu.au / timothy.haigh@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Element:

1. Follow safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices 1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures 1.3 Follow workplace emergency procedures

Element:

2. Implement safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions 2.2 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures 2.3 Take actions to maintain safe housekeeping practices in own work area

Element:

3. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures 3.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities 3.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

Element:

4. Reflect on own safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work area 4.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures


Learning Outcomes


At the end of this unit students should be able to:

  • Follow safe work practices
  • Implement safe work practices
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

 

 


Details of Learning Activities

Classroom teacher delivery

Group work

Self directed learning

 


Teaching Schedule

FT Students

        HLTWHS001         Participate in Workplace Health and Safety by dates 2017

 

Week #

Week beginning

 

Wednesday 09:30-12:30

 

8

13/02

1.    Follow safe work practices

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices

1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

1.3 Follow workplace emergency procedures

·         contribute to a WHS meeting or inspection in workplace

·         conduct a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results

·         consistently apply workplace safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role

·         follow workplace procedures for reporting hazards

·         follow workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation.

 

9

20/02

2.    Implement safe work practices

2.1 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions

2.2 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

2.3 Take actions to maintain safe housekeeping practices in own work area

§  state/territory legislation and how it impacts on workplace regulations, codes of practice and industry standards, including:

 

10

27/02

3.    Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

 

3.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

3.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities

3.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

4.    Reflect on own safe work practices

4.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work area

4.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures

 

 

  
  

11

06/03

Demonstrate essential knowledge of:

  •  state/territory legislation and how it impacts on workplace regulations, codes of practice and industry standards, including:
  • state/territory WHS authorities
  • rights and responsibilities of employers and workers, including duty of care
  • hazardous manual tasks
  • infection control
  • safety signs and their meanings, including signs for:
  • dangerous goods classifications
  • emergency equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • specific hazards such as sharps, radiation
  • hazard identification, including:
  • definition of a hazard
  • common workplace hazards relevant to the industry setting
  • workplace procedures for hazard identification
  • workplace emergency procedures
  • workplace policies and procedures for WHS

 

12

13/03

Written assessment in class

 

 

 

 


  Trainees:

OP48 trainee group:

Cluster 1: 6th - 10th March

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.

Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
• you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration or speak to your Program Coordinator.

You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/. All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities  
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment  
 

Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

FT Students:

Evidence log due by 05/06/2017

Written tasks/online quiz due by 24/03/2017

Written assessment/assignment in class due by 15/03/2017

 

 Trainees:

OP48 trainee group:

Evidence log due by 11/08/17

Written tasks/online quiz due by 24/03//2017

Written assessment/assignment in class due by 10/03/2017

SpecSavers Students:

You will be applying for RPL for this unit and will be required to gather evidence to support your application by completing the RPL Evidence Log Book

 


Assessment Matrix

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTWHS001

NATIONAL UNIT NAME :Participate in workplace health and safety

RMIT CODE:

OHTH5908C

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

  1. 1. Follow safe work practices

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices

 

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance/

Online Assessment

1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and                   record them according to workplace procedures

 

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

1.3 Follow workplace emergency procedures

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

2. Implement safe work practices

2.1 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

2.2 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

2.3 Take actions to maintain safe housekeeping practices in own work area

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

3. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

3.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

 

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

3.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities

 

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

3.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

4. Reflect on own safe work practices

4.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work area

 

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

4.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated:

in the workplace

OR

in an environment that provides realistic in-depth industry validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • current workplace policies and procedures for WHS
  • PPE relevant to the workplace and job role of the worker

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

In addition, assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered

Evidence Log /

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

Knowledge Evidence  

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

 

Performance /

Written Tasks/ Evidence Log

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • state/territory legislation and how it impacts on workplace regulations, codes of practice and industry standards, including:
  • state/territory WHS authorities
  • rights and responsibilities of employers and workers, including duty of care
  • hazardous manual tasks
  • infection control

 

Written Tasks/ Evidence Log

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • safety signs and their meanings, including signs for:
  • dangerous goods classifications
  • emergency equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • specific hazards such as sharps, radiation

 

Written Task/ Evidence Log

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • hazard identification, including:
  • definition of a hazard
  • common workplace hazards relevant to the industry setting
  • workplace procedures for hazard identification

 

Written Task/ Evidence Log

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • workplace emergency procedures

 

Written Task/ Evidence Log

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • workplace policies and procedures for WHS

 

Written Task/ Evidence Log

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

PerformanceEvidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. 

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory WHS regulations, relevant codes of practice and workplace procedures:

 

 

  • contributed to a WHS meeting or inspection in workplace

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • consistently applied workplace safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role

 

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • followed workplace procedures for reporting hazards

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • followed workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation.

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

Foundation Skills

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

  • Reading

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • Writing

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • Oral Communication

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • Numeracy

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  • Learning

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

 

 

  1. Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  1. Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

2b. Connect and work with  others

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

  1. Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

3b. Make decisions

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

3c. Identify and solve problems

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

3d. Create and innovate

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

3e. Work in a digital world

Written Tasks

Workplace Performance /

Online Assessment

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