Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: OHTH5323C

Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4112 - Certificate IV in Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 15

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

In this course, students will learn the skills and knowledge required to maintain safe working practices in a range of industry contexts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFSAF01B Follow health and safety and security issues


Deal with emergency situations

Performance Criteria:

· Recognise emergency and potential emergency situations and determine and take required action within scope of individual responsibility
· Follow emergency procedures in accordance with organisational procedures
· Seek assistance from colleagues and/or other authorities where appropriate
· Report details of emergency situations accurately as required in accordance with organisational policy


Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

· Comply with health, safety and security procedures in accordance with organisational policy, relevant legislation, insurance requirements and safety plan where appropriate
· Identify and report breaches of health, safety and security procedures promptly
· Work safely and ensure that all work activities are undertaken in a safe manner and do not present a hazard to fellow workers or the public


Maintain personal safety standards

Performance Criteria:

· Use appropriate safety clothing, footwear and personal protection equipment
· Undertake measures to prevent injury or impairment related to workplace activities and control workplace hazards
· Carry out all manual handling in accordance with legal requirements, enterprise policies and national health and safety guidelines
· Assist in maintaining workplace in a safe condition


Provide feedback on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

· Identify occupational health and safety issues requiring attention
· Raise occupational health and safety issues with the designated person in accordance with organisation and legislative requirements

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

In addition to formal lectures, students  will have the chance to critique the hazards of previous students’ productions; to join a tutorial about five major hazard categories, and prepare a portfolio of OH and S documents.

Teaching Schedule

Week  1 -   orientation.

Week 2 - OH and S legal framework: acts, regulations, and codes of practice; definition of hazards and risks.

Week 3 - Role of OH and S safety advisers, and safety officers; categories of hazard, case study: manual handling, electricity.

Week 4 - documents in OH and  S, including induction, safety plan, incident reports. Case studies: noise.

Week 5 - Categories of controls: engineering, administrative (procedural), PPE> Hierarchy of controls.

Week 6 - Case studies: aviation, and underwater hazards. Hazards to eyes. Review of course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

References will be supplied in class.

Overview of Assessment

A report listing two hazard/risk situations from past films and videos.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Worth 20%. Due week 2. Report on fire hazard in designated RMIT floor (location)

Assessment 2 - Worth 30%. Due week 4. Portfolio of 3+ documents of OH and S from a chosen organisation,

Assessment 3 - Case study from private research. Worth 50%. Your writing (not down loaded). Details of a past real accident  of location - stage or TV or film. Please add a sentence on lessons learned from the accident you report.

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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