Course Title: Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: OHTH5471C

Course Title: Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sharon Koenig:

Pam Dunston:

Nominal Hours: 30

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


Course Description

This unit covers the knowledge and skills to follow defined OH&S policies and procedures relating to work being undertaken

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2001B Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures


1. Identify and follow workplace practices for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Initiative and enterprise is used to recognise hazards in
work area and report to designated personnel .
1.2 Workplace practices and work instructions for controlling
risks are identified and followed accurately.
1.3 OHS practices and workplace practices for dealing with
hazards are identified and followed.


2. Apply OH&S practices to own work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Employee OHS obligations are identified.
2.2 Concepts of duties of care are identified.
2.3 Problem solving strategies are used to address safety
problems, inconsistencies or concerns
2.4 Role of team approach in maintaining OHS is identified
2.5 Participate in OHS training.


3. Contribute to participative arrangements for management of OH&S

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS issues are raised with designated personnel
3.2 Contributions are made to participative arrangements
for OHS management in the workplace within workplace
practices and scope of responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will required to develop the skills and knowledge relating to OH&S policies and procedures in order to ensure your own safety and that of others in the workplace.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTCL2001B Use a Sewing Machine & LMTCL2004BSew Components to form a cluster called Production
1. Occupational Health and Safety Laws: the role of Work Cover and who to contact
2. Ways of contributing to workplace safety: methods of reporting hazards, the role of the Health and Safety Representative and Safety Committee.
3. Participation in O H &S in the workplace: the responsibilities of the employer and the employee.
4. Correct setup of workstation.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction to OH&S
Week 2: Set Up Workstation.
Set up of OH&S Class representatives Schedule
Safety Signs Book 1
Week 3: Revision Test on Safety Signs
Introduction to Worksafe and Assignment
Week 4: Machine cleaning and set up workstation
OH&S Book 2
Week 5: Revision Test on Workstation setup
Week 6: OH&S Book 3 Lifting, Storage and Hazards
Week 7: Test on Hazards
Week 8: Worksafe Assignment due
Week 9: OH&S Book 4 The Work Environment
Week 10:Revision Test on The Work Environment
Week 11:OH&S Book 5 Rights and Duties
Week 12:Revision Test On Rights and Responsibilities
Weeks 13 – 16:Continued in class activities using correct OH&S practice in production room.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Essential items students need to bring to all classes:

Closed toe shoes 
All sewing machine equipment
Fabric scissors

Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.

Assessment Tasks

Revision Tests from OH&S workbooks
Research Assignment on WORKSAFE
Participation in OH&S Representative Activity during production class including setup of workstation using correct OH&S Practice in production workroom

You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

Assessment Matrix

 Revision Tests on OH&S workbooks
Research Assignment on WORKSAFE
OH&S Representative and setup of workstation using correct OH&S practices
1. Identify and follow workplace practices for hazard identification and risk control YesYesYes
2. Apply OH&S practices to own work. YesYes
3. Contribute to participative arrangements for management of OH&S. YesYes

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