Course Title: Ensure a Safe Workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: BUSM6007C

Course Title: Ensure a Safe Workplace

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5137 - Diploma of Business Management

Course Contact : Seymour Jacobson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1563

Course Contact Email:seymour.jacobson@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Margaret Stewart  margaret.stewart@rmit.edu.au

Ph 9925 5493  Fax 9925 1526

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Experience in frontline, senior supervisory or management positions.

Course Description

The development and maintenance of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) systems that ensure a safe workplace without risks to health and in accordance with OHS legal requirements. Key features include establishment of OHS policies and procedures, risk assessment and the implementation, monitoring, control and evaluation of OHS management systems


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT505A Ensure a safe workplace

Element:

Establish and maintain a quality Occupational Health and Safety management system

Performance Criteria:

4.1 An Occupational Health and Safety induction and training program is developed and provided for all employees as part of the organisation’s training program

4.2 A system for Occupational Health and Safety record keeping is established and maintained to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organization

4.3 Measurement and evaluation of the Occupational Health and Safety system is undertaken in line with the organisation’s Quality Systems’ framework

4.4 Improvements to the Occupational Health and Safety system are developed and implemented to achieve organisational Occupational Health and Safety objectives

 

Element:

Establish and maintain an Occupational Health and Safety system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Occupational health and safety policies are developed which clearly express the organisation’s commitment to implement relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the enterprise

1.2 Occupational Health and Safety responsibilities for all workplace personnel are defined to allow implementation of Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs

1.3 Financial and human resources for the effective operation of the Occupational Health and Safety system are identified and provided

1.4 Information on the Occupational Health and Safety system and its operational procedures is provided and explained to employees

Element:

Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Participative arrangements are established and maintained with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation

2.2 Issues raised through participative arrangements and consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly and effectively in accordance with procedures for issue resolution

2.3 Information about the outcomes of participation and consultation is provided in a manner accessible to employees promptly

Element:

Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Procedures for ongoing hazard identification and assessment & control of associated risks are developed

3.2 Hazard identification is addressed at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed change

3.3 Procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control are developed and maintained

3.4 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified in accordance with the hierarchy of control and resources enabling implementation of new measures are provided promptly


Learning Outcomes


Refer to competency elements


Details of Learning Activities

 

Competency is demonstrated through weekly activities as well as four graded assessments.  The weekly activities are done in class and online. 

All weekly activities and the four graded assessments must be completed to demonstrate competency.

The weekly activities are designed to be completed in class, or with minimal out of class online activity.

All assessment is individual, but group work is used to build skills and knowledge. Students who have completed similar assessment in their workplace eg a full Hazard Identification, Risk Assesment and Risk Control cycle, may be exempt from all or part of an assessment task.


Teaching Schedule


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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Heyes, F and Stewart, MH  2004  Occupational Health and Safety, McGraw Hill, Sydney [chapter 3 is online in the Learning Hub]

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Burton, Kaye 2002;  Maintaining workplace safety&cedil; Tertiary Press. [extracts online]

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Mayhew, Claire ed 2005 Guide to managing OHS in the health care industry&cedil; CCH Australia [extracts online]

<o:p></o:p>Toohey, J, Borthwick, K and Archer, R 2005 OHS in Australia a management guide, Thompson Publishing

http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/WorkSafe/Home/



Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including in class exercises, written tests, presentations and case studies. 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


Assessment Tasks

Competency is demonstrated through weekly activities as well as four graded assessments.  The weekly activities are done in class and online.  All weekly activities and the four graded assessments must be completed to demonstrate competency.

Graded Assessment

1.Workplace OHS system evaluation report  25%

2. Consultation and participation report 25%

3. Test 25%

4. Risk assessment  25%

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Assessment Matrix


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ELEMENT NAMEASSESSMENT – all individual assessment

BSBMGT505A/01 Establish and maintain an Occupational Health and Safety system

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BSBMGT505A /04 Establish and maintain a quality Occupational Health and Safety management System

SUMMARY ONLY - DO NOT USE THIS AS INSTRUCTIONS
<h2>Assessment 1             Outline Only. Details on line        25%               </h2> <h2>Workplace OHS system evaluation report </h2> <h2>Due by c.o.b Week 7 Friday 30 March</h2> <h2>Adopt the role of Team Leader or Department Manager and write a report addressed to a higher level of management which critically describes your workplace’s OHS system.    Identify and analyse planning methods, management commitment, allocation of OH&S roles and responsibilities; resources available for OHS, and methods for monitoring and auditing OHS practices.  Include in your written report at least 2 recommendations (not suggestions) for improvement.  <o:p></o:p></h2>

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Assessment criteria are based broadly on the extent to which you follow and report against AS/NZS 4804: 2001 OHS Management Systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques.<o:p></o:p>

 

BSBMGT505A /02 Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of an Occupational Health and Safety management system<o:p></o:p>

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<h1 style="margin-left: 12.6pt;">Assessment 2         Outline Only  Details on line        25%<o:p></o:p></h1> <h1 style="margin-left: 12.6pt;">2.2. Consultation and participation report  <o:p></o:p></h1> <h1 style="margin-left: 12.6pt;"><o:p> </o:p></h1>

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<h1 style="margin-left: 12.6pt;">Use your own workplace, interviews with people at your work, and your reading to develop a short written report addressed to senior management evaluating the extent to which your workplace, or work department, adheres to the specific consultative provisions (s 35 and s 36) of the OHS Act 2004.  (Table format is recommended, citing each clause and sub-clause) <o:p></o:p></h1>
 

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  <h2>Assessment 3             Outline Only Details on line      25%               </h2>

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      Consultation and participation report  <o:p></o:p>

      Multiple choice & short answer in Week
 

BSBMGT505A /03 Establish procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks <o:p></o:p>

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Risk Assessment Report
 SUMMARY ONLY - DO NOT USE THIS AS INSTRUCTIONS <h2>Assessment 4            Outline Only Details on              </h2>

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Risk Assessment  and Workplace Safety Audit <o:p></o:p>

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Conduct a risk analysis and safety audit in your workplace. Depending on the nature of your workplace, you could choose an overall approach, or concentrate on one specific issue eg bullying, electrical safety, slips, trips & falls. <o:p></o:p>

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Describe the processes of monitoring and evaluating OH&S in your workplace, and include record-keeping practices.  Make suggestions for improvement. If there are no monitoring and evaluation processes, suggest suitable ones and give reasons for your choice.  <o:p></o:p>

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Assessment criteria and further guidance will be provided in class<o:p></o:p>

<h2>Workplace OHS system evaluation report </h2>

Other Information

Almost every  second class, or as indicated on the weekly program, is online.  

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