Course Title: Participate in workplace health and safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

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

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 8382

Course Contact Email: jade.cusworth@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


See elements above

 

 


Details of Learning Activities

A combination of learning activities have been designed to help students to achieve learning outcomes of this unit:

  • Facilitator led classroom based classesand or workshop using PowerPoint Presentations
  • Written classroom tasks
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Facilitator led practical demonstration
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Peer evaluation/feedback session/completion of practical worksheets
  • Online learning resources accessed via CANVAS including Assessment Tasks and/ or quizzes
  • Self managed research to support completion of WHS written assessments and online test. 


Teaching Schedule

 

 

FT Students

        HLTWHS001         Participate in Workplace Health and Safety by dates 2018

 

Week #

Week beginning

 

Wednesday 09:30-12:30

 

8

14/02

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

21/02

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

28/02

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

07/03

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

14/03

Written assessment in class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources. Students will be provided with resources and tools for learning in this course through CANVAS and face-to-face classes

 

  • RMIT Library for textbooks and 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.

Please click the following link for further information https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

 FT18 

Assessment Task 1

 WHS Assessment  in the Optical lab 07/03/2018

Submission online, due: 14/03/18

Assessment 2

Online Quiz due 14/03/2018 in class

Evidence log due 30/05/18

  Remove lines from script areaAdd lines to script areFT Students:Evidence log due by 30/05/2018Written assessment/assignment in class due by 07/03/18 in class

 


Assessment Matrix

 

 

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT Student Page for extensive information about study support, assessments, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: 

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

 

RMIT provides all students with an extension range of online and campus based study support services ranging from:

Plagiarism

RMIT University requires that you present only YOUR work for assessment.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet (electronic or paper based), you are declaring that the work is not plagiarised.

 

Special Consideration

Please note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as per the information via the RMIT website http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration if they believe that to complete assessment for this unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.

 

RMIT Assessment Appeal Process

Students may appeal against their assessment result as per the information via the RMIT website. The Appeals Against Assessment policy and procedure applies to all coursework programs in all careers. The appeal process is staged and students are required to follow each stage in order to ensure their full entitlement to appeal, this is available on  http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=nwjxaifdrgle (unresolved) 

 

Attendance

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensure the maximum opportunity to gain competency. 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

If you think you have some or all of the knowledge and competencies described, please discuss the Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options that may be available to you with the Program Coordinator. For more information go to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

 

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