Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5593C

Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4295 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey
+61 3 9923 4345

Nominal Hours: 10

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 follow OHS policies and procedures in the entertainment and media industries.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures


1. Follow safe work practices.

Performance Criteria:

1. Apply knowledge of safe work practices to complete work tasks in accordance with legislative requirements and codes of practice
2. Adhere to safety plans, safety implementation reports and other documentation as required
3. Use tools, equipment and materials according to enterprise procedures
4. Complete work tasks with due regard to safety signs and symbols
5. Comply with duty of care requirements
6. Participate in OHS communication and reporting processes


2. Maintain personal safety standards.

Performance Criteria:

7. Use safety clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) as required to ensure own safety and safety of others
8. Undertake measures to prevent injury or impairment related to workplace activities
9. Apply safe manual-handling techniques to avoid back strain and other injuries
10. Contribute to keeping the work environment free of hazards
11. Maintain currency of own knowledge of OHS workplace policies and procedures


3. Assess risks.

Performance Criteria:

12. Report hazards or OHS issues in the workplace to relevant personnel
13. Apply knowledge of principles of risk management when taking action to minimise risk in line with own level of responsibility
14. Follow workplace procedures for controlling risks
15. Contribute to workplace OHS, hazard, accident and incident reports as required
16. Report breaches of health, safety and security procedures promptly as required


4. Follow emergency procedures.

Performance Criteria:

17. Report emergency or incident promptly to relevant personnel or authorities in line with general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies
18. Take action to deal with emergencies in line with own level of responsibility
19. Seek assistance from colleagues and relevant authorities as required
20. Practice and follow emergency and evacuation procedures as required.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to follow safety procedures, work safely within your workplace, implement work place safety requirements and participate in OH & S consultative practices.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• demonstrations

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects

Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

WeekClass ContentOtherElements Covered
Week 1Focus: Course overview, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
 1 - 4
Week 2Focus: Work safety and manual handling legislation. Lifting, lead rolling, gaffa taping and footing a ladder. NB After this class purchase some Nashua gaffa tape and practice gaffa taping and lead rolling at home.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
 1 - 4

Week 3Focus: Using safety equipment, hazard protection and prevention.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
 1 - 4

Week 4Focus: Hazard prevention continued.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
 1 - 4
Week 5Focus: Work place equal opportunity and harassment.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations. The summative assessment: Research project, is due today.
 1 - 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web.


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching about OH&S.

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Comply with OHS regulations and federal, state or territory legislation requirements for workplace operations, including duty of care
Comply with OHS communication processes, information and documentation procedures
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of OHS committees and representatives, the meaning of common safety signs and symbols, and procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
Communicate and work safely with others
Follow general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and PPE
Explain the consequences of non-compliance with OHS policies and procedures.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment
Research project.
You are required to produce an individual written research project answering 10 questions on relevant occupational health and safety legislation and procedures. This is due to be completed in Week 5.

Summative Assessment
Practical work.
This practical work involves all the teacher directed group activities/projects demonstrating your ability to work safely and participate in OH&S processes throughout all relevant competency units in the Certificate 4 in Screen and Media (Television Production) program during Semester 1 (Practical work). To be assessed and moderated by all relevant teachers in TAFE Week 17, Semester 1.

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:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated 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:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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