Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OHTH5464C

Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Abhijit Date

Phone:  +61 3 99254423

Chris Krolikowski

Phone: +613 99254438


Nominal Hours: 20

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


Course Description

This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace


1. Prepare to enter a work area

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Instruction in hazards and risk control measures for specific work functions and work areas are identified and obtained.
1.2 Work area access permits are obtained from appropriate personnel according to established procedures.
1.3 Preparations for electrical and non-electrical isolation are carried out to prevent creation of hazards from loss of machine/system/process control according to established procedures.
1.4 Tools and equipment needed for the work are checked for safety and correct functionality according to established procedures and regulatory requirements.


2. Apply safe working practices.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risk are followed accurately.
2.2 Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fires and emergencies are followed according to work procedures and scope of responsibility and competencies.


3. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Hazards are identified and control measures implemented and monitored through active participation in the consultation process with employer and other employees.
3.2 Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to appropriate personnel according to established procedures.
3.3 OHS records of incidents are completed in accordance with regulatory requirements and established procedures.
3.4 Workplace instructions and training are followed accurately within established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:

Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
OH&S Fundamental
The work environment 
Chemicals in the Workplace 
Working with Heights 
Physical Hazards 
Working with Electricity

• Work simulated exercises related to correct manual handling and working safely with electrical tools or equipment.
• Practical exercises to demonstrate an understanding related to CPR, emergency procedures and emergency first aid for an electric shock victim

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1Introduction to OHS  
2OH&S Fundamental  
3Work environment  
4Manual handling  
5Chemical in workplace  
6Working on OHS assessment Task 1: OHS assignment (20%)
7Power Tools Assessment 1 due at end of class
8Practical Exercises  
9Working with height  
10Physical hazards 
11Physical hazards  
12Working with electricity  
13Leakage protection 
14Working on Hazard assessment Task 2: Hazard assignment (20%)
15Life support, Duty of care Assessment 2 due at end of class
16CPR – First Aid  
17Assess CPR Task 3: Assessment of CPR skills and simulated workplace OHS issues (60%)
18Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Trade Journals

Students’ S-drive

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Written assignment related to Occupational Health and Safety
• Practical demonstration in simulated workplace

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 (assignment 1): 20%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding of basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace and requirements for personal safety in the workplace working safely with electrical tools or equipment

Assessment task 2 (assignment 2): 20%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding of identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention

Assessment task 3 (Practical demonstration in simulated workplace): 60%
working safely with electrical tools or equipment
emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
emergency first aid for an electric shock victim

Assessment Matrix

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