Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5472C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4324 - Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Contact : Colin Byron

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-1396

Course Contact Email:colin.byron@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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 unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes to protect workers own health and safety, and that of others.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

Element:

1. Work Safely.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
1.2. Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures
 

Element:

4. Follow safety procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Identify and report emergency incidents
4.2. Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents
 

Element:

2. Implement workplace safety requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace
2.2. Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures
2.3. Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks
2.4. Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons
 

Element:

3. Participate in OHS consultative processes.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities
3.2. Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures
3.3. Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks
 


Learning Outcomes


1. Accurately follow all relevant safety procedures;

2. Identify and report hazards to designated personnel;

3. Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation; and

4. Knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes.


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative based activities. The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to discussion threads and activities. The weekly activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment. We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities. This course has been designed to be delivered by online self-directed learning through student use of Blackboard through myRMIT studies.

 

WeekWeek CommencingTopicsFull Time & PartTIme Assessment
 111th Feb 2013                           

 Course Requirements                                                       

Course Support Documents

Blackboard

Topic 1.What is Workplace Safety

Activity submissions are submitted as a Portfolio of Evidence for review progressively where indicated below.                                                                           
 2 18th Feb 2013 Topic 1.2 Follow Established Safety Procedures 
 3 25th Feb 2013 Topic 1 Portfolio of Evidence Activities Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3
 4 4th March 2013

 Topic 2 Implement Workplace Safety Requirements

2.1 OHS Legislation

2.2 Identify designated persons for reporting queries about safety in the workplace

 
 5 11th March 2013

 2.3 Hazards in the Workplace

2.4 Hazard Identification

2.5 Safety Signs

 
 6 18th March 2013 Topic 2 Portfolio of Evidence Activities Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4
 7 25th March 2013 Topic 3.1 Participate in OHS Consultative processes 
 Mid Semester Break 28 March - 3rd April   
 8 8th April 2013 Topic 3.2 Workplace Risks 
 9 15th April 2013 Topic 3 Portfolio of Evidence Activities Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 3.1 and 3.2
 10 22nd April 2013 Topic 4.1 Identify and report emergency incidents 
1129th April 2013Topic 4 Portfolio of Evidence ActivitiesSubmit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3
126th May 2013Case Sudy 
 13 13th May 2013 Casy Study Submit: Assignment (Case Study)
1420th May 2013Resubmissions/ Assessment feedback & Review 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

No specific prescibed text for this course. However various Government & RMIT OHS websites are listed in the course material.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


 


Assessment Tasks

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

  • accurately following all relevant safety procedures
  • identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel
  • knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
  • knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes

Assessments

Portfolio of Evidence

Submission of activities as indicated on the weekly schedule and refer to the Assessment Outline on myRMIT for details

Assignment

This main assessment task will be a response to a case study that will assess ability to apply knowledge of OHS policies and procedures, emergency and reporting procedures, legislative requirements, risk and hazard identification and control and participative practices such as OHS committees.

Submission Requirements


Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available from the Student forms website.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Jill Bloggs 324567 Assessment OHTH5472C Participate in OHS processes, Page 1 of 10.

 

Refer to the Graded Assessment Sheet.

Grading
NYC (unacceptable) NYC/DNS Not Yet Competent
Did not submit for assessment
CA Competency achieved


Marking Guide (competency):

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying. You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you pass that unit of competency.

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognised against industry standards and employability skills.

You will receive one of the following grades:

 
FINAL GRADES:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

3. ASSESSMENT
(a) Knowledge to be assessed
• responsibilities of employers and employees under relevant health and safety legislation
• emergency procedures including procedures for fires and accidents.
• Commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols

(b) Skills to be assessed

• literacy skills to interpret safety signs, symbols and notices
• problem-solving skills to analyse options in an emergency situation.

(c) Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
• accurately following all relevant safety procedures
• identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel
• knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
• knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes.

The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK

We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment.

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING

We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in OHS hazard identification and risk assessment. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable OHS legislative requirements in all the assessment tasks.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING

We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in when identifying or being presented with hazards in the workplace and how to determine the level of risk for each case.

4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT

We expect to see ongoing uploading of task and participation in Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK

We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions where directed. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to OHS hazard identification.

. DUE DATES
Assessment Dates
Portfolio of Evidence

Assignment
Submit electronically to the Blackboard by the end of the weeks indicated on your weekly schedule with an RMIT Business TAFE School Assignment Cover Sheet attached to your submission.


Submit to the Blackboard by Friday Week 13 before 5.00 pm with a completed RMIT Business TAFE School Assignment Cover Sheet attached to your submission.

Note: You must submit all parts of the assessment tasks as outlined above.

 


Assessment Matrix

Assessments

Required Knowledge
1.responsibility if employers and employees under relevant heath and safety legislation
2. emergency procedures including procedures for fires and accidents
3. commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols
Required Skills

1. literacy skills to interpret safety signs, symbols and notices

2. problem-solving skills to analyse options in an emergency situation
ElementPortfolio of Evidence(Submission Complete)Assignment (Competency Achieved with Grade)
1. Work safelyYESYES
2. Implement workplace safety requirementsYESYES
3. Participate in OHS processesYESYES
4. Follow safety proceduresYESYES

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