Course Title: Manage work health and safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: OHTH5909C

Course Title: Manage work health and safety

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email: joshua.davies@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sonny Shoduri 

9925 4212

 

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

This unit is co-delivered with HLTINF004/NURS5360 Manage the prevention and control of infection

Course Description

         

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area, according to WHS legislative requirements.

This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety

Element:

1. Establish work health and safety practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop and provide consultative WHS activities to provide advice in relation to work health and safety issues 2.2 Monitor processes for ensuring that workers have an opportunity to contribute feedback on health and safety issues 2.3 Document outcomes of consultation and communicate to workers 2.4 Develop and implement processes to ensure that responsibilities and duties are documented and accountability processes are in place 2.5 Implement and monitor training programs to ensure identified WHS training requirements are addressed, including induction process

Element:

2. Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access and interpret legislation, regulations, code of conduct and workplace policies and procedures for WHS 1.2 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks 1.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard-specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements 1.4 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required

Element:

3. Monitor compliance with risk control processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop WHS record-keeping policies and procedures and provide information to workers 3.2 Monitor hazard, incident and injury reporting processes to meet legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies 3.3 Evaluate WHS record-keeping policies and procedures for compliance with legislative requirements

Element:

4. Evaluate and maintain WHS

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine WHS priorities in consultation with work group 4.2 Develop a WHS action plan taking account of priorities and training needs 4.3 Identify potential barriers to improvement 4.4 Establish processes to monitor achievement against the plan and update plans as required


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT

at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub.

A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:

• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in

the course

• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the

student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning

• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a

valuable part of your learning experience

• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your

ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics

• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course

and debate and discuss ideas

• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health

information

• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen

your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts

• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication

tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow

students by using the online learning platform

• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice

assessment, treatment and palpation techniques

 


Teaching Schedule

 

 

Manage Workplace Health and Safety                                       HLTWHS004/OHTH5909C

Manage the Control and Prevention of Infection                  HLTINF004/NURS5360C

Wk

Date

Class & Activities

1

07/02/17

Looking at legislation, regulation and codes of practice

     2

14/02/17

Hazard identification: WHS and infection control

     3

21/02/17

Hierarchy of control and its application to WHS and Infection control

4

28/02/17

Workplace policies and procedures

5

07/03/17

Identify and report incidents and injuries

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.
 
Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
 
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
 
All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date  (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
•         you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
•         you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
 
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/. All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.
 
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
 RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
 Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities 
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
 Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy 
 
Assessment Tasks
The skills to be assessed within this unit replicate real work skills within the industry.
 
1. Clinic skills checklist  
  
2. Workbook


 Assessment Matrix
The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency and with the performance evidence, knowledge evidence and assessment conditions for each unit.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

 

 

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTWHS004

NATIONAL UNIT NAME :Manage work health and Safety (release 2)

RMIT CODE: OHTH5909C

Co-Delivered with: HLTINF004/NURS5360 Manage the control of infection

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.       Establish work health and safety practices

1.1    Access and interpret legislation, regulations, code of conduct and workplace policies and procedures for WHS

Workbook

Assignment/Project

1.2    Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks

Workbook

Assignment/Project

1.3    Ensure risk controls and hazard-specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements

Workbook


Assessment Tasks

Task 1 Case Studies: Due 7th March 2017 Submitted via Turnitin

  • Each student will be required to provide a detailed response to 6 case studies as follows:

3 x Infection Control

3 x Workplace Health and Safety

Each case study will start with a scenario that requires you to apply the knowledge gained in order to make the individuals’ work place safe, by complying to Work Health and Safety Legislation and Infection Control requirements.

                                   

  • Task 2 Group Project: Due date: 14th March 2017 Submitted via Turnitin

 

Step 1: Identify 2x risks or hazards within a clinical setting for Workplace Health and Safety and Infection control

Step 2: Conduct a risk assessment for both hazards/risks identified

Step 3: Develop control measures to manage and reform the workplace around these two workplace risks.

Step 4: Develop a training session to train staff on both hazards. This information session should include workplace policies, procedures and use/demonstration of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where required for the job role. Training must provide a detailed understanding of why these hazards present a risk, how a hazard can occur, how to comply with WHS/Infection Control procedures, how to minimise/prevent the risk, create a written feedback form in order to review your presentation to the class.

Step 5: Develop an action plan based on the findings above and demonstrate how you will monitor training, legislation changes (state & national), council regulation updates and association updates. Furthermore, please explain how you will keep track of this information and how you will review this process.

Step 6: Develop a simulated emergency plan for your staff and provide training on how to perform the evacuation.

Step 7: Present your training session to the class and provide the class with a feedback form to review your presentation.

Step 8: Submit the final copy of all paper work used via blackboard.

 

  • Task 3: Feedback and Modification: Due 9th June 2017 Submitted via Turnitin

 

Discuss your training session feedback provided by your class, apply the modification to your content and submit all the forms via Blackboard.


Please note:

You must be deemed satisfactory in all tasks in order to be deemed competent for this course.

Submit each of the assessments individually.

Refer to RMIT website and course guide regarding RMIT policy on plagiarism, presentation and submission of assessment.

Special consideration application as per RMIT policy, refer to RMIT website.


Assessment Matrix

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

A

Self-Reflections

B

Assignment/ Project

C

Case Study or Role Play

D

Third Party Verification

E

Workplace Performance

F

Research or Report

G

Portfolio of Evidence

H

Written Tasks

 I

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : HLTWHS004

NATIONAL UNIT NAME :Manage Work Health and Safety

RMIT CODE:

OHTH5909C

Co-Delivered with:

Manage the Prevention and Control of Infection

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.       Establish work health and safety practices

1.1   Access and interpret legislation, regulations, code of conduct and workplace policies and procedures for WHS

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I G

1.2   Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I G

1.3   Ensure risk controls and hazard-specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I G

1.4   Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required

Case Studies/Group Project

 C D  I G

2.       Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication

2.1.  Develop and provide consultative WHS activities to provide advice in relation to work health and safety issues

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I

2.2.  Monitor processes for ensuring that workers have an opportunity to contribute feedback on health and safety issues

Case Studies/Group Project

C   I

2.3.  Document outcomes of consultation and communicate to workers

Case Studies/Group Project

C   I

2.4.  Develop and implement processes to ensure that responsibilities and duties are documented and accountability processes are in place

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I

3.       Monitor compliance with risk control processes

3.1   Develop WHS record-keeping policies and procedures and provide information to workers

Case Studies/Group Project

C   I G

3.2   Monitor hazard, incident and injury reporting processes to meet legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I G

3.3   Evaluate WHS record-keeping policies and procedures for compliance with legislative requirements

Case Studies/Group Project

C   I G

4.       Evaluate and maintain WHS

4.1   Determine WHS priorities in consultation with work group

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I

4.2   Develop a WHS action plan taking account of priorities and training needs

Case Studies/Group Project

C   I

4.3   Identify potential barriers to improvement

Case Studies/Group Project

C D  I 

4.4   Establish processes to monitor achievement against the plan and update plans as required

Case Studies/Group Project

C   I

Assessment Conditions

1.       Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace.

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

2.       In addition, simulations and scenarios must be used where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely. These are situations relating to emergency or unplanned procedures where assessment in these circumstances would be unsafe or is impractical.

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

3.       Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

4.    In addition, assessment must ensure use of: current workplace policies and procedures for WHS. Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training         Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

 

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

Performance Evidence  

conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results, including:

-      identification of hazards and potential hazards

-      risk assessment

-      evaluation of policy/procedure in line with state/territory legislation and industry guidelines

-      development of risk controls and measures

 

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

conducted the following consultative activities with at least two workers:

-      information session about workplace policies and procedures, including demonstration of personal protective equipment (PPE) where required for the job role

-      consultative discussion regarding outcomes of a workplace risk assessment, including risk controls and measures developed as part of the risk assessment process

 

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

monitored workplace compliance with WHS procedures

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

developed a WHS action plan, including strategies for monitoring and review

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

coordinated workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation.

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

Knowledge Evidence

state/territory legislation and how it impacts on workplace regulations, codes of practice and industry standards, including:

-      state/territory WHS authorities

-      rights and responsibilities of persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), officers and workers, including duty of care

-      legislative requirements for record-keeping and reporting

-      due diligence and general duty requirements

-      regulatory requirements relevant to the particular industry/type of work site

-      legislative requirements for consultation

-      hazardous manual tasks

-      infection control

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

hazards common to the work environment and strategies for minimisation

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

requirements for WHS policies, including:

-      hazard, incident and injury reporting

-      hazard identification, risk assessment and control

-      human resources policies and procedures

-      consultation and participation

-      incident investigation and record-keeping

-      quality system documentation

-      designated person/s for raising issues

-      workplace support services

-      use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

-      emergency procedures

 

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

principles of hazard and risk management, including:

-      risk analysis

-      hazard identification procedures

-      hierarchy of control and its application

-      principles of risk assessment

-      examples of health and safety benchmarks

-      principles of safe design processes

 

Workbook & Clinic Skills checklist

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

Foundation Skills

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

·         Reading

Workbook

Assignment/Project

·         Writing

Workbook

Assignment/Project

·         Oral Communication

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

·         Numeracy

Workbook

Assignment/Project

·         Learning

 

Assignment/Project & Workplace Performance

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

 

 

1.      Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

2.      Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

2b. Connect and work with  others

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

3.      Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

3b. Make decisions

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

3c. Identify and solve problems

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

3d. Create and innovate

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

3e. Work in a digital world

Clinic Skills checklist

Workplace Performance

      

 

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