Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: OHTH5090C

Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4197 - Certificate IV in Creative Industries

Course Contact : Program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Nicholas Cree
Phone: 03 9925 4206
Email: nicholas.cree@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This course covers O.H. & S. responsibilities of employees with supervisory responsibilities to implement and monitor creative industries organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in a small team to meet legislative requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311A Maintain Workplace Safety

Element:

1. Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work team

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Understanding of basic requirements of Occupational Health and Safety legislation in area of responsibility appropriate for health and safety needs of a small work team are demonstrated
1.2 Information on the organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs is provided in a readily accessible manner and clearly explained to the work group
1.3 Information about identifying hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and control is regularly provided and clearly explained to the work group

Element:

2. Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Organisational consultative procedures are implemented and monitored to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazards
2.2 Issues raised through consultation are promptly dealt with in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolution
2.3 Encouragement and assistance is given to team members to contribute to the management of Occupational Health and Safety at the workplace
2.4 Feedback from individuals and teams is used to identify and implement improvements in the management of Occupational Health and Safety

Element:

3. Support the organisation's procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Advice is provided on Occupational Health and Safety training needs of individuals and workgroup
3.2 Advice is provided on strategies and opportunities for development of workgroup's competencies in relation to Occupational Health and Safety
3.3 Coaching and mentoring assistance is provided to team members to support the effective development of individual and group competencies in Occupational Health and Safety

Element:

4. Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Advice is provided on hazards in work area in line with organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures
4.2 Support is provided in implementing procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and in accordance with organisational procedures
4.3 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified and reported in accordance with the hierarchy of controls
4.4 Occupational Health and Safety records of incidents in the work area are accurately completed and maintained in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety legal requirements


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to;
• Assist incorporation of Occupational Health an Safety policy and procedures into the work team
• Support participation arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety
• Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety Training
• Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
o Teacher directed group activities
o Practical exercises
o Group work
o Class presentations
o Group discussion

Out of class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
o Online research
o Individual work


Teaching Schedule

Week #Class ContentOtherElements
1ntroduction to the course
Discussion of assessment tasks
Ice-breaker Activity

What does OH&S mean to you as a student at RMIT and as a potential employee in different workplace environments?
Course Overview
Text: Dwyer, J (2009). The Business Communication Handbook. (8th ed). NSW: Pearson Education Australia. (Chapter 3)
Class Handout: Practical exercise. 1-4
1-4
21. Assist incorporation of OH&S policy and procedures into the work team.

OH&S legislation in area of responsibility appropriate for health and safety needs of a small work team.
Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise1
3Information on the organisation’s OH&S policies, procedures and programs.
Information about identifying hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment.
Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise1
42. Support participative arrangements for the management of OH&S.
Organisational consultative procedures. Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise 2
Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise2
5OH&S issues raised through consultation are dealt with in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolutionSet text and class Handout: Practical exercise2
6Encouragement and assistance is given to team members to contribute to the management of OH&S at the workplace
Assessment One Due.
Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise2
7Feedback form individuals and teams is used to identify and implement improvements in the management of OH&S.Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise2
83. Support the organisation’s procedures for providing OH&S training
Providing advice on OH&S training needs
Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise3
9Providing advice on workplace strategies and opportunities in OH&S.Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise3
10Providing coaching and mentoring assistance to a team in OH&S.Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise3
114. Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area.
Providing advice on hazards in work area in line with organisation’s OH&S policies and procedures.
Assessment Two Due.
Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise3
12Providing support in implementing procedures to control risks.Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise4
13Identifying and reporting inadequate existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of controls.Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise4
14Completing and maintaining OH&S records of incidents in accordance with OH&S legal requirements.Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise4
15Cont. Completing and maintaining OH&S records of incidents in accordance with OH&S legal requirements.
Finalizing outstanding Matters
Set text and class Handout: Practical exercise4
16Wrap up session.
Assessment Three Due.
 1-4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 Text Book: Dwyer, J (2009). The Business Communication Handbook. (8th ed). NSW: Pearson Education Australia

 Occupational Health and Safety Booklet, class handouts and relevant industry OH&S publications.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Also see beloe;
 Toohey, J., Borthwick, K. and Archer, R. (2005). OH & S in Australia: A management guide. Thomson, Nelson Australia Pty Ltd.
 www.workcover.vic.gov.au
 www.business.vic.au
 www.rmit.edu.au
 http://www.theage.com.au
 www.news.com.au/heraldsun
 Officewise - A guide to health & safety in the office developed by the ergonomics unit - Worksafe Victoria. Available online at www.workcover.vic.gov.au/publications
 Others will be added as teaching progresses


Other Resources

Pen, paper


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include 2 reports on OH&S, a class presentation on work hazards and classroom activities.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

1. Assessment task 1 Relevant OH&S legislation report
(30%) Due week 6
Written formal report, individual work.

2. Assessment task 2 OH&S issues and training report
(30%) Due week 11
Written formal report, individual work.

3. Assessment task 3 Class Presentation: Work hazards case study
(30%) Due week 16
Formal presentation, individual work.

4. Assessment task 4 Constructive participation in classroom activities
(10%) To be conducted during all classes.
Assessments based on observation.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

Course Overview: Access Course Overview