Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: OHTH5955C
Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5349 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services
Course Contact: Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher - Rebekha Naim
Ph 9925 4849
Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures for lighting in live productions according to WHS legislative requirements.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
1 Establish a WHS management system in a work area
1.1 Locate, adapt, adopt and communicate WHS policies that clearly define the organisation’s commitment to complying with WHS legislation
1.2 Identify duty holders and define WHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in the work area according to WHS legislation, policies, procedures and programs
1.3 Identify and approve financial and human resources required by the WHS management system (WHSMS)
2 Establish and maintain effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS in a work area
2.1 Work with workers and their representatives to set up and maintain participation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.2 Appropriately resolve issues raised through participation and consultation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.3 Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation to workers and ensure it is easy for them to access and understand
3 Establish and maintain procedures for effectively identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in a work area
3.1 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks
3.2 Include hazard identification 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 and existing hazards are controlled
3.3 Develop and maintain procedures for selecting and implementing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements
3.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements, and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required
4 Evaluate and maintain a work area WHS management system
4.1 Develop and provide a WHS induction and training program for all workers in a work area as part of the organisation’s training program
4.2 Use a system for WHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation, and to maintain a record of WHS decisions made, including reasons for the decision
4.3 Measure and evaluate the WHSMS in line with the organisation’s quality systems framework
4.4 Develop and implement improvements to the WHSMS to achieve organisational WHS objectives
4.5 Ensure compliance with the WHS legislative framework to achieve, as a minimum, WHS legal requirements
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
- have detailed knowledge of all relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice relating to production lighting
- demonstrate how to establish and maintain arrangements for managing WHS within lighting companies business systems and practices
- identify requirements for expert WHS advice.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities in this course include;
- Knowledge sharing and class discussion
- Teacher led practical demonstrations
- Practical equipment installation, testing and operation of lighting equipment in teams
- Peer learning
- Workshopping of student projects
- Industry visits to venues and/or lighting companies
- Guest speakers from the production lighting industry
- Peer and teacher feedback
This course is taught in combination with two other units (clustered) CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting EEET7326C and BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness GEDU6108C
L's = Students new to Production Lighting
P's = Students who have completed a lighting competency previously or had experience in Production Lighting
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.
|Group||Class #||Topics/Themes/Assessment||Unit & Elements|
|L's||1 (Sem 1 wk 1)||Who has done Production Lighting? What is invloved (what the course will and won't cover). Basic Physics of light. Power loading and different types of power outlets. Typical organisational structures of various lighting crews. Typical lighting system & DMX. Importance of teamwork. Review of Blackboard resources, asssessments & course guide. Name game!||Lighting 1-5, Safe 1-4, Team 1-4|
|P's||1 (Sem 1 wk 1&2)||Review of Basic Physics of light. Power loading and different types of power outlets. Typical organisational structures of various lighting crews. Typical lighting system & DMX. Importance of teamwork. Review of Blackboard resources, asssessments & course guide. Name game!||Lighting 1-5, Safe 1-4, Team 1-4|
|L's||2 (Sem 1 wk 2)||What is this? Demonstration that covers industry terminology, equipment recognition, lantern types, their beams, basic use, care and maintenance. Go over analog console operation and use. Safety considerations. Game of Twister!||Lighting 1-3, Safe 1|
|P's||2 (Sem 1 wk 3&4)||Operating / programming roles, skills and knowledge on various productions. Ops for bands, theatre, corporate and other. Programming of analog desks (with generic lights).||Lighting 1,2,4,5|
|L's||3 (Sem 1 wk 4)||Lighting angles' prac in groups of 3-4. Colour session - all students to produce a given colour with the LED fixtures on analog desk. Lantern rigging, families and their beam types. Colour theory and basic lighting design theory.||Lighting 1,2,4,5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|P's||3 (Sem 1 wk 5&6)||Set-up and pack down a small lighting system in teams using M-Series full functionality in teams.||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's||4 (Sem 1 wk 6)||Common positions in the rig, lighting design theory. Common lighting systems, DMX theory, adressing and soft patching. Lighting documentation and procedures. Watch You Tube on DMX. Tent pole game!||Lighting 1-3, Team 2|
|P's||4 (Sem 1 wk 7&8)||Set-up and pack down a small lighting system in teams using M-Series full functionality in teams.||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's & P's||5 (Sem 1 wk 8-10)||Ensure a Safe Workplace & Lead and Manage Team effectiveness units covered in detail today. Assessment 1 - Lighting, Team & Safe Knowledge test in Blackboard (to be completed at home).||Team 1-4, Safe 1-4|
|L's||6 (Sem 1 wk 10)||Operating / programming roles, skills and knowledge on various productions. Ops for bands, theatre, corporate and other. Programming of analog desks (with generic lights). Assessment 2 - Console set-up & Operate for a live band at the John Curtin Hotel in Teams (off site) for one evening in April/May (date TBC).||Lighting 1-5, Team 1-4, Safe 1-4|
|Mid semester break|
|P's||6 (Sem 1 wk 11&12)||MA Wing class; Setting up the console (no lights). Assessment 2 - Console set-up & Operate for a live band at the John Curtin Hotel in Teams (off site) for one evening in April/May (date TBC).||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's||7 (Sem 1 wk 12)||M-Series class on soft-patching, grouping (without lights).||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|P's||7 (Sem 1 wk 13&14)||MA Wing class; Soft patching and programming (without lights).||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's||8 (Sem 1 wk 14)||M-Series class on views , cue lists & 2D plans (without lights).||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|P's||8 (Sem 1 wk 15&16)||Set-up and pack down a small lighting system in teams using MA Wing in teams.||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's||9 (Sem 1 wk 16)||Set-up and pack down a small lighting system in teams using M-Series full functionality in teams.||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|Mid Year Break|
|P's||1 (Sem 2 wk 1&2)||Complex MA Wing class in teams (without lights). With Deb Hatton||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's||2 (Sem 2 wk 2)||MA Wing class; Setting up the console (without lights). With Deb Hatton||Lighting 1-5, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|P's||2 (Sem 2 wk 3&4)||Complex MA Wing class in teams (with lights). With Deb Hatton||Lighting 1 & 4, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's & P's||3 (Sem 2 wk 4-6)||Prep for Assessment 3.||Lighting 1 & 4, Team 2-4, Safe 1|
|L's & P's||4 (Sem 2 wk 6-8)||Assessment 3 - Console test in class.||Lighting 1-5, Team 1-4, Safe 1-4|
|L's & P's||5 (Sem 2 wk 8-10)||Prep for Assessment 4.||Lighting 1-5, Team 1-4, Safe 1-4|
|Mid semester break|
|L's & P's||6 (Sem 2 wk 10-14)||Assessment 4 - Operate Complex Lighting Production in Teams||Lighting 1-5, Team 1-4, Safe 1-4|
|L's & P's||7 (Sem 2 wk 14-16)||Production Lighting review and individual feedback sessions||Lighting 1-5, Team 1-4, Safe 1-4|
Other resources for this course are available online in Blackboard via the Learning Hub in My RMIT (www.rmit.edu.au).
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.
This course is assessed in combination with two other units (clustered) CUALGT401 Operate complex lighting EEET7326C and BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness GEDU6108C
To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for the graded Assessment Task (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).
Assessment 1 - Lighting, Team & Safe Knowledge test online in Blackboard to be completed at home after class 5, semester 1.
Assessment 2 - Console set-up and operate for a live band at the John Curtin Hotel in Teams (offsite) for one evening in April/May (date TBC).
Assessment 3 - Lighting console test in class 4, semester 2.
Assessment 4 - Operate complex lighting production in Teams class 6, semester 2.
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment
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