Course Title: Maintain OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OHTH5442C

Course Title: Maintain OHS processes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6081 - Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics

Course Contact: Mark Doherty

Course Contact Phone: Ph: (03) 9341 1407

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

craig mccracken (03)9341 1410   zanne frazer (03)9341 1402

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

HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes in the health industry

Course Description

Maintain OHS processes

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHS400A Maintain OHS processes


1. Provide information to the work group
2. Ensure others are able to implement safe work practices
3. Implement OHS participative processes
4. Monitor compliance with work procedures
5. Implement hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control procedures
6. Implement organisation procedures for maintaining OHS records
7. Implement emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clearly and accurately explain to the work group relevant provisions of OHS legislation, standards, codes of practice / compliance codes and guidance material
1.2 Provide information on organisation policies and procedures in a readily accessible manner and clearly explain to the work group
1.3 Explain roles and responsibilities of workplace OHS representatives and OHS committees
1.4 Provide information to the work group, in an accessible and understandable format, on hazards, the outcomes of risk assessments, and required risk controls
2.1 Ensure personal protective equipment appropriate to the work is available and functional
2.2 Implement processes to confirm that others in the work group are following safe work practices, and organisation policies and procedures.
Identify OHS training needs and either address or report these needs to those with control
3.1 Consult with the work group and provide advice in relation to OHS matters relevant to their work
3.2 Ensure OHS issues raised are dealt with promptly, and in accordance with organisation procedures and legislative requirements, or referred to appropriate personnel
3.3 Record outcomes of consultation regarding OHS and promptly communicate these outcomes to the workgroup
4.1 Check work procedures for availability, clarity and completeness, addressing any deficiencies or reporting them to appropriate persons
4.2 Identify and address any deviations from procedures or report to appropriate persons
4.3 Evaluate hazard identification and reporting processes are for effectiveness and address any deficiencies or report to appropriate persons
4.4 Monitor OHS housekeeping practices to ensure that workplace standards are maintained, and take action to address any deficiencies
4.5 Ensure own behavior is consistent with organisation and work procedures
5.1 Ensure hazards are identified and eliminated with residual risk reported according to organisation procedures
5.2 Conduct risk assessments
5.3 Develop control measures, taking account of the hierarchy of control
5.4 Implement and support outcomes of risk assessments and identified risk controls
5.5 Identify and address and/or report deficiencies in OHS risk controls according to organisation procedures
5.6 Identify personal professional limitations and seek expert advice as required
6.1 Obtain feedback to ensure that workgroup is aware of organisation reporting requirements
6.2 Review OHS records to confirm that they are completed in an accurate, thorough and timely manner in accordance with legislative and organisation requirements
6.3 Use aggregate information and data from records to identify hazards and monitor risk controls
7.1 Obtain feedback to ensure that emergency procedures are available and known by the work group
7.2 Implement processes to ensure that emergency equipment is available and routinely checked for functionality
7.3 Implement processes to ensure that others in the workgroup are able to respond appropriately to emergencies
7.4 Conduct or contribute to investigations to identify cause of emergencies
7.5 Identify and implement or support control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risk of emergencies

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit you will have gained the workplace level of performance required by an employee with supervisory responsibilities, to maintain organisation OHS processes.

Details of Learning Activities


Teaching Schedule

• OHS Legislative requirements
• Workplace hazards
• Safety equipment
• Workplace emergency procedures
• Risk assessment
• Rights and obligations of employers & employees
• Reporting mechanisms
• Manual handling
• Organisation’s policies and procedures

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Clinical observation. Practical observation. Practice manual OHS procedures.

Assessment Tasks

Inclusion in the Practice Manual of the policies and procedures in maintaining OHS process that address all the performance criteria.

Perform elements of competence as designated for this learning segment to the required standard consistently and repeatedly in all clinical and practical settings

Assessment Matrix

Inclusion in the Practice Manual of the policies and procedures in maintaining OHS process that address all the performance criteria. 50%
Consistent clinical/practical demonstration addressing performance criteria 4.5 across a wide range of variables. 50%
*All assessment tasks must be successfully completed for competency to be attained in this unit.

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