Course Title: Maintain work health and safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5373 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Maintain work health and safety

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5950C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Matthew Clayton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1417

Course Contact Email: matthew.clayton@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

 

This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elements:

1. Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks

2. Implement policies and procedures into work team processes

3. Support consultation, cooperation and communication


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks

 

1.1 Identify existing and potential hazards and record them according to workplace procedures

1.2 Contribute to the development of strategies for implementing risk controls in line with workplace procedures and policies

1.3 Implement risk controls in line with the hierarchy of risk control and workplace and legislative requirements

1.4 Identify and report issues with risk controls, including residual risk, in line with workplace and legislative requirements

        

  1. Implement policies and procedures into work team processes

 

2.1 Regularly provide information about WHS policies and procedures to the work team

2.2 Provide information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and risk controls to the work team

2.3 Monitor housekeeping practices to ensure that WHS policies and procedures are followed

2.4 Maintain WHS incident records in the work area according to workplace procedures and legislative requirements

        

  1. Support consultation, cooperation and communication

 

3.1 Support workplace consultative procedures by encouraging work team participation in consultative activities

3.2 Report health and safety issues in line with workplace procedures and legislative requirements

3.3 Encourage and assist work team members to contribute to WHS


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory WHS regulations, relevant codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results
  • provided WHS information to at least two workers
  • consistently monitored safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role
  • completed a workplace incident report
  • followed workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

WHS Audit and Report including emergency procedures

 

Assessment: Task 2

provided WHS information to at least two workers, including:

• explanation of WHS policies and procedures

• demonstration of safe housekeeping practices

• correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

 

Assessment: Task 3

consistently monitored safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

1.1

X

 

X

1.2

X

 

 

1.3

X

 

X

1.4

X

 

X

2.1

 

X

 

2.2

 

X

 

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

 

 

X

3.1

 

 

X

3.2

 

 

X

3.3

 

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.