Course Title: Apply principles of OHS risk management

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: OHTH5587C

Course Title: Apply principles of OHS risk management

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

George Addison

george.addison@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a generic approach to identify hazards, and to assess and control occupational health and safety (OHS) risks. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS504B Apply principles of OHS risk management

Element:

1. Access sources of information and data to identify hazards

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Access external sources of information and data to assist in identifying hazards
1.2. Review workplace sources of information and data to access and assist in identification of hazards
1.3. Seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and OHS specialists
1.4. Conduct formal and informal research to ensure currency of information with workplace issues

Element:

2. Analyse the work environment to identify hazards

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Define, document and communicate occasions when action for hazard identification is required
2.2. Source tools to assist in analysing potential hazards
2.3. Examine task demands and task environment for impact on the person to identify situations with a potential for injury or ill health
2.4. Examine workforce structure, organisation of work and work relationships to identify situations with a potential for injury or ill health
2.5. Examine work environment for agents with a potential for injury or ill health
2.6. Seek input from stakeholders to clarify and confirm issues

Element:

3. Assess risk associated with hazards

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Identify factors contributing to risk
3.2. Identify current risk controls for each hazard
3.3. Evaluate adequacy of current controls (if any), taking account of relevant standards and knowledge
3.4. Identify discrepancies between current controls and required quality of control
3.5. Prioritise hazards requiring further control action
3.6. Document method and outcomes of risk assessment

Element:

4. Control risk associated with hazards

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Develop a range of control options in consultation with stakeholders, taking account of the outcomes of the risk assessment and the hierarchy of control
4.2. Identify potential factors impacting on the effectiveness of controls
4.3. Seek advice from OHS specialists and key personnel if required
4.4. Identify and seek appropriate authority and relevant resources to initiate and maintain controls
4.5. Identify and document actions required to achieve
4.6. Analyse extent of change and reduction in risk, as a result of controls

Element:

5. Maintain hazard identification and risk control processes

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Establish and maintain a risk register relevant to the workplace
5.2. Document and communicate risk management procedures to stakeholders and key personnel, as appropriate
5.3. Document and communicate outcomes of risk management processes to stakeholders and key personnel, as appropriate
5.4. Involve stakeholders and operational staff in risk management processes
5.5. Identify situations where OHS specialists may be required

Element:

6. Monitor and review risk management processes

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Determine frequency, method and scope of review in consultation with workplace stakeholders and key personnel
6.2. Ensure stakeholders and key personnel have input to the review
6.3. Identify areas for improvement in the risk management processes and make recommendations
6.4. Prepare action plans, including allocated responsibilities and timeframes for implementation
6.5. Regularly review effectiveness of risk management processes


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, workplace / site visits, simulated workplace learning, online learning via blackboard and other forms of structured teaching and learning). Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.


Teaching Schedule

The format of this course is for weeks 1-9 a 1.5 hour Lecture, and weeks 10-18 will operate as a 1 hour class.

Your timetable will reflect this.

The course is delivered over one Semester.

Topic Content Delivery:

Lessons 1-4 - Introduction, OH&S Act, OHS regulations, On site Inductions and Coordination plan

Lessons 5 - 8 – SWMS & MSDS, and, Sources of information. Hazards & Communication, Health and safety topics

Lessons 9 -12 Safety walk, Hazard identification, Controlling hazards, Consultation

Lessons 13 -16 - Introduction to plant and equipment safety inspections and reporting including operating licences, Hot work, Provisional improvement Notice, Revision


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004. Occupational Health & Safety Regs Any required texts required will be advised in class including Codes of Practice.


References

RMIT blackboard shell OHTH5587C Worksafe web site


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Construction Industry OHS pocket book
Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004. Occupational Health & Safety Regs 2007 Any required texts required will be advised in class including Codes of Practice.
Workcover Authority publications and website.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.  You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Prepare a site coordination plan

50

Assessment 2

Construction Site visit

30

Assessment 3

OH&S Test Knowledge

20

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/ Performance Criteria

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

 

1.4

X

X

 

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

 

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

 

2.6

X

X

 

3.1

X

X

 

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

 

3.4

X

X

 

3.5

X

X

 

3.6

X

X

 

4.1

X

X

 

4.2

X

X

 

4.3

X

X

 

4.4

X

X

 

4.5

X

X

 

4.6

X

X

 

5.1

X

X

 

5.2

X

 

 

5.3

X

 

 

5.4

X

 

 

5.5

X

X

 

6.1

X

 

 

6.2

X

 

 

6.3

X

X

 

6.4

X

 

X

6.5

X

 

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment 1: Prepare a site coordination plan for a Construction site. Interpretation of a code of practice. [50%]
Develop Site Specific Induction for a new employee on a construction site.
Safe Work Method Statement, including class presentation.
Handed out wk 1, submit wk 8

Assessment 2: Construction Site visit. Students to identify hazards, risks then report on suitable controls for the hazards including a Hazpac grading. [30%]
Handed out wk 9, submit wk 16

Assessment 3: OH&S Test Knowledge based test covering material delivered in lectures and tutorials [20%]
completed in class under supervision wk 16-17

 

Graded Assessment
You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all assessment tasks before grading can occur.
Marks from assessments will count towards a final grade only if the individual assessment result is satisfactory (S)      
 

Grade Table

NYC  Not Yet Competent / NYS in any of the above assessments

GAG Competent – Pass

CC    Competent – Credit

CDI   Competent – Distinction

HD  Competent – High Distinction               
 

Reasonable Adjustment

Students with a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition can apply for adjustments to their study and assessment conditions (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z  


Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

Grading available are: Grade level Competency Level

CHD Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.

CDI Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.

CC Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence.

CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.

NYC Not Yet Competent-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.


Assessment Matrix

Performance Criteria / assessmentP1.1P1.2P1.3P1.4P2.1P2.2P2.3P2.4P2.5P2.6P3.1P3.2P3.3P3.4P3.5P3.6.P4.1P4.2P4.3P4.4P4.5P4.6P5.1P5.2P5.3PP5.4P5.5P6.1P6.2P6.3P6.4P6.5
Assessment 1       X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Assessment 2     X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X    X   X  
Assessment 3      X X    X  X    X                   X 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    • Current
    • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
 

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
maths and science developmental support and advice 
English language development 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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