Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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 99254445

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:

1.1 Occupational health and safety policies are developed which clearly express the organisation's commitment to implement relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the enterprise
1.2 Occupational Health and Safety responsibilities for all workplace personnel are defined to allow implementation of Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs
1.3 Financial and human resources for the effective operation of the Occupational Health and Safety system are identified and provided
1.4 Information on the Occupational Health and Safety system and its operational procedures is provided and explained to employees

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Participative arrangements are established and maintained with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation
2.2 Issues raised through participative arrangements and consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly and effectively in accordance with procedures for issue resolution
2.3 Information about the outcomes of participation and consultation is provided in a manner accessible to employees promptly

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Procedures for ongoing hazard identification and assessment & control of associated risks are developed
3.2 Hazard identification is addressed at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes
3.3 Procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control are developed and maintained
3.4 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified in accordance with the hierarchy of control and resources enabling implementation of new measures are provided promptly

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

4.1 An Occupational Health and Safety induction and training program is developed and provided for all employees as part of the organisation's training program
4.2 A system for Occupational Health and Safety record keeping is established and maintained to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation
4.3 Measurement and evaluation of the Occupational Health and Safety system is undertaken in line with the organisation's Quality Systems' framework
4.4 Improvements to the Occupational Health and Safety system are developed and implemented to achieve organisational Occupational Health and Safety objectives
4.5 Compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislative framework is assessed to ensure that legal Occupational Health and Safety standards are maintained as a minimum


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.

Session/Date

Topic

Comment/Assessment

1/9 Feb 2011

 Induction

Induction – OH&S  - Covered in element 1

 Identify potential hazards at RMIT- Covered in element 2

Develop inspection program that will identify what should be inspected, frequency recording and reporting procedures - Covered in element 4

 Brief overview of Semester 1
2/16 Feb 2011

Toolbox meeting

Participate in a Toolbox meeting- Covered in element 1

Prepare a summary of the details arising from the toolbox meeting - Covered in element  2

 

 Class task
3/23 Feb 2011

Field activities

• RMIT OH&S policy - Covered in element 1

• Supervisor’s responsibility – duty of care - Covered in element 2

• Fill in Risk Assessment & Job Safety Analysis form - Covered in element 3

• Information on use of surveying equipment, clothing necessary for health and safety
• Accident reporting
• First aid
• Alcohol & Drugs
• Insurance  - Covered in element 4

 Class task
4/2 March 2011

Threatening or Inappropriate Behaviour

• State potential hazardous behaviours- Covered in element 1

• Fill in Risk Assessment form - Covered in element  3

• Hierarchy of Risk Controls
• Risk control plan - Covered in element 4

 Class task
5/9 March 2011

Sun protection

General information
• UV radiation
• Skin cancer -Covered in element 1

• Training on Health effects of exposure to UV radiation, Factors effecting levels of UV radiation, Correct use of sun protection measure on site and Early diction of skin cancer - Covered in element 2

• Assess the risk of heat illness
• Preventing heat illness
• Sun protection measures - Covered in element 3


 Class task
6/16 March 2011

Traffic Management - Worksite

• Inspect the site - Covered in element 1

Traffic – low, medium or high risk
• Establish worksite work plan -
Covered in element 3

 Class task
7/23 March 2011

Manual handling

Use Risk identification form to identify Manual handling hazards- Covered in element 3

Develop control measures-Covered in element 3

 Class task
8/30 March 2011

Common construction hazards

Define hazard

Common hazards

Develop control measures - Covered in element 3

 Assignment 1
9/6 April 2011

Safety signs and symbols

Meaning of colours on safety signs-Covered in element 1

Types of signs -Covered in element 1

 Class task
10/13 April 2011

General response procedure

Accidents & Emergency response and procedure - Covered in element 1

 Assignment 1 due date
11/20 April 2011

First Aid

Types of First Aid equipment- Covered in element 1

Who should give first aid-Covered in element 1

 

 Class task
12/27 April 2011

Fire Safety equipment

Common causes of fire - Covered in element 1

Fire safety equipment - Covered in element 1

Response to fire- Covered in element 1

 Class task
13/4 May 2011

Yarra Bend - OH &Safety

 Students to fill in JSA form  before fieldwork - Covered in element 4

 Fieldwork
14/11 May 2011

Yarra Bend OH &Safety

Students to fill in JSA form before fieldwork  - Covered in element 4

 Assignment 2
15/18 May 2011

Yarra Bend OH &Safety

Students to fill in JSA form before fieldwork - Covered in element 4


Fieldwork
16/25 May 2011

Yarra Bend OH &Safety

Students to fill in JSA form before fieldwork - Covered in element 4


 Assignment 2 due date

Fieldwork

17/1 June 2011

Yarra Bend OH &Safety

Students to fill in JSA form before fieldwork - Covered in element 4


 Fieldwork
18/8 June 2011Evaluation 
Class task


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

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CP 50 – 59% Competence
CCR 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

Academic Misconduct
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright
material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage.


Assessment 1 = Assignment 20% due Week 10
Assessment 2 = Assignment 20% due Week 16
Assessment 3 = Field work  60%


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task ElementPercentage loading
Assignment 1Element 1, 2, 320%
Assignment 2Element 1,2,3 , 420%
Assignment 3Element 1,2,3 , 460%

This unit will be assessed in a simulated workplace under normal range of work condition

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