Course Title: Monitor a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: OHTH5470C

Course Title: Monitor a safe workplace

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4223 - Certificate IV in Business Administration

Course Contact : Hazel Sims

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-1316

Course Contact Email:hazel.sims@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area to meet legislative requirements. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit contains employability skills.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace

Element:

Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHS

Performance Criteria:

Explain the importance of effective consultative mechanisms in managing health and safety risks 

Implement and monitor consultative procedures to facilitate participation of workgroup in management of work area hazards 

Promptly deal with issues raised through consultation, in accordance with organisational consultation procedures 

Promptly record and communicate to the workgroup the outcomes of consultation over OHS issues

Element:

Implement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks

Performance Criteria:

Identify and report on hazards in work area in accordance with OHS policies and procedures 

Promptly action team member hazard reports in accordance with organisational procedures

Element:

Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

Implement procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and organisational requirements 

Identify and report inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of controls 

Monitor outcomes of reported inadequacies, where appropriate, to ensure a prompt organisational response

Element:

Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for maintaining OHS records for the team

Performance Criteria:

Accurately complete and maintain OHS records of incidents of occupational injury and disease in work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements 

Use aggregate information and data from work area records to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures in work area

Element:

Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for providing OHS training

Performance Criteria:

Systematically identify OHS training needs in line with organisational requirements 

Make arrangements to meet OHS training needs of team members in consultation with relevant individuals 

Provide workplace learning opportunities, and coaching and mentoring assistance to facilitate team and individual achievement of identified training needs 

Identify and report to management the costs associated with providing training for work team, for inclusion in financial plans

Element:

Provide information to the workgroup about OHS policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

Accurately explain relevant provisions of OHS legislation and codes of practice to the workgroup 

Provide information to the workgroup on the organisation's OHS policies, procedures and programs, ensuring it is readily accessible by the workgroup 

Regularly provide and clearly explain information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and control to the workgroup


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based exercises and discussions, demonstrations and observations in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge. Formative feedback is provided to students throughout the duration of the course.

Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field work and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

WeekContent/Element of competencyRequirementsAssessmentAssessment
Week 1 - 7 Feb

Full-time students: Introduction; A safe working environment

Flexible delivery students: Overview

 Full-timeFlexible delivery
Week 2 - 14 FebProvide information to the workgroup about OHS policies and proceduresText Research
Week 3 - 21 FebProvide information to the workgroup about OHS policies and proceduresText Research
Week 4 - 28 FebImplement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHSTextResearchResearch
Week 5 -7 Mar

Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHS

Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for providing OHS training

Text Research/practical
Week 6 - 14 MarImplement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for providing OHS training TextResearch/practicalResearch/practical
Week 7 - 21 MarImplement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risksTextCase studyCase study
Week 8 - 28 MarImplement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risksText  
Week 9 - 4 AprImplement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for controlling risksTextCase studyCase study
Week 10 - 11 AprImplement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for maintaining OHS records for the team.TextWorkplace inspectionWorkplace inspection
Week 11No class activity ResearchResearch


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace, Scope, Pearson Education Australia

9780733991974


References


Other Resources

Officewise - A guide to health and safety in the office available online at www.worksafe.vic.gov.au


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each element of competency in a flexible manner. Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods such as:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of records communicating the outcomes of consultation over OHS issues to the workgroup
  • demonstration of techniques
  • review of reports to management on the costs associated with providing training for the work team
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of workplace safety and hazards
  • examples of risk assessments
  • evaluation of actioning of team member hazard reports.


Assessment Tasks

Students are to complete individually six assessment pieces from your text Scope, BSBOHS407A Monitor a safe workplace, Pearson Education Australia, assessing each element of competency. To obtain competency for this course students must satisfactorily pass each assessment piece. If students obtain a result of NYC for any assessment piece they will have an opportunity to resubmit the assessment, once only, within one week of receiving feedback from their teacher. Resubmitted work will only receive a result of CA or NYC. Results are recorded as follows:

  1. Competency Achieved - CA
  2. Competent Credit - CC
  3. Competent Distinction - CDI
  4. Competent High Distinction - CHD
  5. Not yet competent - NYC

It is the responsibility of full-time students to attend class and receive feedback unless otherwise agreed with their teacher. 

For details of the assessments, please refer to the Assessment Guide and Marking Guides available on ’myRMIT Studies’ for this course for further details.

Assessment 1: Provide information to the workgroup about OHS policies and procedures.

You are required to undertake three activities for this assessment, which involve responses to scenarios and questions to assess your knowledge of workplace safety requirements.

Assessment 2: Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHS.

You are required to undertake three activities for this assessment. This involves responses to scenarios and questions to assess your knowledge of workplace safety requirements.

Assessment 3: Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for providing OHS training.

You are required to complete four questions related to a case study to assess your knowledge and skills in implementing and monitoring procedures for providing OHS training.

Assessment 4: Implement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks.

You are required to complete four questions related to a case study to assess your knowledge on implementing and monitoring procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks.

Assessment 5: Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for controlling risks.

You are required to inspect a work area to identify any hazards and respond to questions to assess your knowledge of risk control measures.


Assessment Matrix

Element of competency123456
Provide information to the workgroup about OHS policies and procedures Y     
Implement and monitor participative arrangments for the management of OHS     
Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for providing OHS training     
Implement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks     
Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for controlling risks     
Implement and monitor the organisation’s procedures for maintaining OHS records for the team     

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