Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OHTH5486C

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5237 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services

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

William Ntuwah

william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 99264445

Nominal Hours: 60

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 has been adapted from Generic Competency C in the National Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards [NOHSC:7025 (1998) 2nd edition]. It is relevant for those with managerial responsibilities, either as an owner or employee manager, of a business. The unit is concerned with establishing, maintaining and evaluating the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements. All those who have (or are likely to have) a management responsibility for OHS should undertake this unit. This unit is related to BSBMGT603A Review and develop business plans, BSBMGT604A Manage business operations, BSBMGT608A Manage innovation and continuous improvement, BSBMGT609A Manage risk and BSBMGT610A Manage environmental management systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT505A Ensure a safe workplace

Element:

1. Establish and maintain an Occupational Health and Safety system

Performance Criteria:

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Element:

2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety

Performance Criteria:

-

Element:

3. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

-

Element:

4. Establish and maintain a quality Occupational Health and Safety management system

Performance Criteria:

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Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities


Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in establishing, maintaining and evaluating the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements and tasks associated with the elements above in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.

Week No

Topic Delivered

Assessment/ Task

1

Introduction to OHS

 
2OH&S Fundamental 
3Risk Assessment 
4Work environment  
5Manual handling Assignment 1
6Electrical Safety 
7Hazard Management  
8Workplace inspections  
9Legal responsibilities 
10Yarra Bend OH &Safety 
11Yarra Bend OH &SafetyAssignment 2
12Yarra Bend OH &Safety 
13Yarra Bend OH &Safety 
14Yarra Bend OH &Safety 
15Yarra Bend OH &Safety 
16Yarra Bend OH &Safety 
17Yarra Bend OH &Safety 
18Evaluation 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold.


References

http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
http://www.lands.vic.gov.au/ - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management.
http://www.isaust.org.au - Institute of Surveyors, Australia
http://www.mappingsciences.org.au - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
http://www.anzlic.org.au - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council
http://www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors.
http://www.icsm.gov.au/ - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys
http://www.ga.gov.au/ - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to demonstrate of a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical concepts, with substantial depth in some areas.
• Ability to analyse the working environment in order to identify hazards, assess risks and control risks
• Ability to analyse relevant workplace data in order to identify hazards, assess and control risks
• Ability to analyse relevant workplace data in order to evaluate effectiveness of the OHS management system
• Functional literacy skills to access and use workplace information
• Communication skills including researching and analysing information, reporting
• Interpersonal skills to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
• Problem-solving skills to deal with complex and non-routine difficulties
• Team work skills to work effectively with teams/groups
• Consultation skills to effectively consult with colleagues
• Select and use technology skills at the appropriate level
• Coaching and mentoring skills to provide support to colleagues
• Ability to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities


Assessment Tasks

Students to use Job Safety Analysis forms to assess the risks of a simulated workplace projects and determine what precautionary measures are to be taken to avoid any risks of injury to themselves and damage to the equipment.


Assessment Matrix

Element 1Establish and maintain an Occupational Health and Safety system.Assignment 1
Element 2Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and SafetyAssignment 1
Element 3Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risksAssignment 2
Element 4Establish and maintain a quality Occupational Health and Safety management systemAssignment 2

Note: Assignment due dates will be issued on commencement of the course

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