Course Title: Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5851C

Course Title: Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury

Phone: (03) 9925 4345

Email: simon.embury@rmit.edu.au

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

Being able to work safely is a critical aspect of providing technical services and working on live productions. This course prepares you to work safely in a range of employment conditions and you will learn how the mandatory requirements for health and safety apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It also covers risk management processes and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Element:

1. Prepare to enter a work area.

Performance Criteria:

 1.1Work area access permits are obtained from appropriate personnel according to established procedures
1.2Safe work methods for controlling risk obtained, read and understood prior to undertaking a work activity.
1.3Preparations for electrical and non-electrical isolation are carried out to prevent creation of hazards from loss of machine/system/process control according to established procedures.
1.4Tools and equipment needed for the work are checked for safety and correct functionality according to established procedures and regulatory requirements.

Element:

2. Apply safe woking practices.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Safe work methods for controlling risk are followed accurately.
1.2Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fires and emergencies are followed according to work procedures and scope of responsibility and competencies.

Element:

3. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control.

Performance Criteria:

3.1Hazards are identified and control measures implemented and monitored through active participation in the consultation process with employer and other employees.
3.2Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to appropriate personnel according to established procedures.
3.3OHS records of incidents are completed in accordance with regulatory requirements and established procedures.
3.4Workplace instructions and training are followed accurately within established procedures.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. You will be able to apply safe working practices under a range of working conditions and follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control.

The successful completion of this course will also give you the pre-requisite skills and knowledge required to enrol in the courses:

  • UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies
  • UEENEEP024A Attach cords and plugs to electrical equipment for connection to a single phase 230 Volt supply


Details of Learning Activities

This is a very short course and there will be three classes only. Classes will be combined for both Cert. IV student groups, LP1A and LP1B.
Classes will be held in a lecture theatre and the activities will include wiewing Powerpoint presentation, viewing videos and working through class notes and assessment worksheet.

Out-of class learner directed activities will include but are not limited to private research, reading and editing class notes, completion of assessment workbook. These activities will be monitored during class through question/answer sessions.


Teaching Schedule

ClassPlanned content and activities (subject to change)Elements covered

1

Focus: Introduction. Class content, assessment and resources. Review of previously covered OHS material. Prepare to enter a work area.
Includes: Teacher-led discussions, watching safety videos, working through class notes and assessment workbook.
Preparing to enter a work place.
Revision of OHS Legislation, Duty of Care, Regulation, Codes of Practice, Safe Work Methods Statements.
Victorian WorkCover Authority
Electrical safety, electrical isolation, tools and equipment, ‘competent person’, Energy Safe Victoria
Electrical principles.
Includes: Teacher-led discussions, working through class notes and assessment workbook.
 
1,2,3
2Focus: Applying safe working practices.
Safe work methods for controlling risk
Dealing with accidents, dealing with electric shock, CPR
Safe Work Methods Statements.
Includes: Teacher-led discussions, working through class notes and assessment workbook.
 
1,2,3
3Focus: Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control.
Hazard identification, OHS records, electrical safety inspection and testing.
Review
Includes: Teacher-led discussions, working through class notes and assessment workbook.
 
1,2,3
   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None prescribed at time of writing.


References

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 this course.


Other Resources

 You will be given a set of notes to use in class and an assessment workbook which may be completed both in and out of class.

You should refer to Blackboard for resources for this course. The teacher may refer you to other resources.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and events to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of skills and knowledge through a series of practical tasks and a test of your knowledge of underpinning theory.


Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment task - Completion of assessment workbook which includes questions and several activities.

Due: End of class #3

To satisfactorily complete the assessment requirements for this course, each student is required to complete and submit an assessment workbook which includes questions and several activities.
The workbook may be completed both in and out of class.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of the assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on Blackboard for full details of this assessment task.


Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

  • CA: Competency Achieved
  • NYC: Not Yet Competent
  • DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


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

           

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

Attendance

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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