Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: COMM5464C

Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Michael Stewart

Phone: 9925 4702


Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers i) occupational work hazard identification, ii) identifying health and safety risks to workers, iii) classification of risks, iv) documenting control measures intended to eliminate or reduce the risk that could potentially arise during the conduct of work activities and v) consultation processes with those involved with electrical work. This unit primarily deals with the process involved in completing documentation and/or making appropriate modifications to pre-prepared documents.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE033B Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical


• Identify and document hazards and risks.
• Determine risk class and document control measures.
• Monitor and review the control measures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Risk class is determined for the risks involved in accordance with the regulations and following established procedures.
2.2 Control measures are developed on the basis of the determined risk(s) and risk class to eliminate and/or mitigate the risk to health and safety in accordance with regulations and following established procedures.
2.3 Risk class and control measures are agreed to and documented in consultation with all involved, where appropriate, in accordance with regulations and established procedures

3.1 Documented control measures are made available for reference by all involved with the work.
3.2 Control measures are modified where required in consultation with all involved with the work in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Documentation associated with the risk assessment process are filed in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Simulated work activities relating to occupational work hazard
Identification, includes:

• Identify Hazard
• Record hazards and assess the risk
• Determine the degree of risk in relation to different level of voltages
• Identify control measures so as to eliminate the risk
• Monitor and review process
• Practice and processes

Teaching Schedule

Week Number          Topic Delivered                                                                             Assessment Task

Week 1 Introduction to OHS
Week 2 Hazard identification

Week 3 Recording hazards and risk assessment method
Week 4 Assessment of risk in relation to various aspects
Week 5 Degree of risk

Week 6 Control measures

Week 7 Identify control measure to eliminate risk in various activities
Week 8 simulated workplace activities in risk assessment                                    Documentation scenario task 1
Week 9 Review and monitoring processes
Week 10 Validate control measures
Week 11 Promotion of principles and responsibilities
Week 12 Legal responsibilities
Week 13 managing and administering hazards and assessing risk in the workplace

Week 14 simulated workplace activities related to hazards                                   Documentation scenario task 2
Week 15 Practices and processes
Week 16 Implementing hazards identification and risk management                 Task 3: assignment work
Week 17 Working on Assignment                                                                               Written assignment related to risk management due at end of the class
Week 18 Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Documentation of simulated workplace scenario tasks
• Assignment work related to occupational hazards, risks management practice and processes.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 (Documentation Scenario): 30%
Documentation scenario to demonstrate identifying work hazards, record hazard and assess the risk in simulated work environment.

Task 2 (Documentation Scenario): 30%
Documentation scenario to demonstrate the control measure and eliminate risks, validate control measure.

Task 3 (Written assignment) : 40%
Written assignment to the understanding of legal responsibilities in managing and administering hazard and assessing risk in the workplace

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills (EKAS)

2.2.1 Enterprise communication methods
2.2.2 Enterprise work activities records
2.18.1 Occupational Health and Safety principles
2.18.16 Documenting hazards and identifying risks


This competency COMM4564C is delivered in conjunction with EEET6781C in the same cluster "LV Wiring and Electrical Hazards".

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