Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: OHTH5814C
Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures
School: 320T Architecture & Design
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design
Course Contact: Robin Blood
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 10
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
There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow OHS policies and procedures in the entertainment and media industries.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures
1. Follow safe work practices
1.1 Apply knowledge of safe work practices to complete work tasks in accordance with legislative requirements and codes of practice
1.2 Adhere to safety plans, safety implementation reports and other documentation as required
1.3 Use tools, equipment and materials according to enterprise procedures
1.4 Complete work tasks with due regard to safety signs and symbols
1.5 Comply with duty of care requirements
1.6 Participate in OHS communication and reporting processes
2. Maintain personal safety standards
2.1 Use safety clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) as required to ensure own safety and safety of others
2.2 Undertake measures to prevent injury or impairment related to workplace activities
2.3 Apply safe manual-handling techniques to avoid back strain and other injuries
2.4 Contribute to keeping the work environment free of hazards
2.5 Maintain currency of own knowledge of OHS workplace policies and procedures
3. Assess risks
3.1 Report hazards or OHS issues in the workplace to relevant personnel
3.2 Apply knowledge of principles of risk management when taking action to minimise risk in line with own level of responsibility
3.3 Follow workplace procedures for controlling risks
3.4 Contribute to workplace OHS, hazard, accident and incident reports as required
3.5 Report breaches of health, safety and security procedures promptly as required
4. Follow emergency procedures
4.1 Report emergency or incident promptly to relevant personnel or authorities in line with general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies
4.2 Take action to deal with emergencies in line with own level of responsibility
4.3 Seek assistance from colleagues and relevant authorities as required
4.4 Practise and follow emergency and evacuation procedures as required.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to follow safety procedures, work safely within your workplace, implement work place safety requirements and participate in OH & S consultative practices.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a workshop/class room using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study to complete assignments outside class time.
In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation
Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.
|Week||Class Content||Learning elements|
|1||Introduction to course:
|2||Introduction to workshop and workshop policies. Discussion of the importance and standards of PPE. Demonstration of stationary tools in workshop. Hands on demonstration by student.||All|
|3||Introduction to workshop and demonstration of stationary tools in workshop. Hands on demonstration by student.||All|
|4||Discussion of HO&S duty of care, signage and legislation.||All|
|5||Discussion of chemicals and chemical safety/ work space and psychology.||All|
|6||Discussion of chemicals and chemical safety/ work space and psychology.||All|
|Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.|
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Comply with OHS regulations and federal, state or territory legislation requirements for workplace operations, including duty of care
Comply with OHS communication processes, information and documentation procedures
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of OHS committees and representatives, the meaning of common safety signs and symbols, and procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
Communicate and work safely with others
Follow general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and PPE
Explain the consequences of non-compliance with OHS policies and procedures.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
Assessment task Content/requirements Hand out Date Due date
1 Observation: Direct observation of students using tools in the appropriately directed way. Week 2 Week 3
2 Discussion and formulation (participation) of applicable workshop policies and procedures. Week 4 Week 6
3 Multiple choice test. Week 7 Week 7
Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design
CHD Competent with high distinction 80 - 100 Highly developed
CDI Competent with distinction 70 - 79 Well developed
CC Competent with credit 60 - 69 Developed
CAG Competent achieved - graded 50 - 59 Sound
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course on your online Blackboard portal.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
Special consideration policy (late submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources and student progression.
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