Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: OHTH5306C

Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jan Henry-Jones
9925 9126

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

This course covers the skills and knowledge that everyone in the workplace must have in order to work safely. It covers a range of industry contexts involving a variety of different conditions and hazards.

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:

1.1 Comply with health, safety and security procedures in accordance with organisational policy, relevant legislation, insurance requirements and safety plan where appropriate
1.2 Identify and promptly report breaches of health, safety and security procedures
1.3 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


Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

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


Maintain personal safety standards

Performance Criteria:

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


Provide feedback on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

1 Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security
2 Deal with emergency situations
3 Maintain personal safety standards
4 Provide feedback on health, safety and security

Details of Learning Activities

 Discussion, presentation, research and small group learning.

Teaching Schedule

1    11 Feb     
        Orientation week
2    18 Feb                     
3    25 Apr                     
4    3 Mar                     
5    10 Mar
      10 Mar Public Holiday                    
6    17 Mar                    
        Term 1 break Fri. March 21 – Fri. March 28

7    31 Mar    Overview of course guides and assessment, discussion
                        1.    Follow  workplace procedures on health, safety and security
                        View Workcover, Worksafe and Contact Us sites as class for discussion
                        Brief  1– reproduce home work station for discussion in class    1.1-3            
8    7 Apr        Revision
                        Presentation of workstation representations
                        2. Deal with emergency situations
                        In small groups, explore one building on campus and identify one hazard for discussion in class and locate Emergency Procedure Information and fire hydrants
                        Introduction of  Brief 2 Identifying hazards in the workplace
.                       Research issues in the workplace by talking with others, newspapers, web etc for discussion in class    2.1-4            
9    14 Apr        Revision
                        Hand in evidence of research - Brief 2
                        3. Maintain personal safety standards
                        Group discussion identifying safety issues that effect you.
                        Follow up work on minimising, eliminating risks
                        Introduction of Brief 3 – poster identifying personal / work hazard    3.14
10    21 April
        25 April Public Holiday  
                        4. Provide  feedback on health, safety and security
                        Test 40%
                        Project 60% ( Briefs 1, 2, 3 )    4.1-2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Staplerfahrer Klaus – Forklift Safety video

Risk Assessment for the Office
RMIT Library: AV 363.119651 R595

Understanding safety at work.
RMIT Library: AV 363.119 U554

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment breakdown will be as follows:
1 x test @ 40%
1 x project @ 60%

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation upon the submission of the project. A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work and complete the test. A graded assessment will also occur for this course.

To be deemed competent in the course students must demonstrate competence in all Elements and related Performance Criteria.
This unit is delivered in the INDUSTRY FOCUS STUDIO in combination with ’Design industry knowledge’.

Assessment Tasks

1 x test @ 40%
 1 x project @ 60%

Assessment Matrix

HD High Distinction = 80-100%
DI Distinction = 70 -79%
CR Credit = 60 - 69%
PA Pass (Higher Grade Available) = 50 -59%
PX Pass (No Higher Grade Available) -
NN Fail = 0 - 49%
NYC(not yet competent)
CA (competency achieved)

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 3 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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