Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5322C

Course Title: Follow health, safety and security procedures

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5238 - Diploma of Visual Art

Course Contact : Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Allan - City campus
phillipp.allan@rmit.edu.au

Simon Rose - Bundoora campus
simon.rose@rmit.edu.au Steve Cox: steve.cox@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 15

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 develops the skills and knowledge required to use materials in accordance with appropriate Occupational Health and Safety procedure and operate safely in a workplace environment


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFSAF01B Follow health, safety and security procedures

Element:

1. Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Comply with health, safety and security procedures in accordance with organisational policy, relevant legislation, insurance requirements and safety plan where appropriate
1.2 Identify and promptly report breaches of health, safety and security procedures
1.3 Work safely and ensure that all work activities are undertaken in a safe manner and do not present a hazard to fellow workers or the public

Element:

2. Deal with emergency situations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Recognise emergency and potential emergency situations, and determine and take required action
within scope of individual responsibility  
2.2 Follow emergency procedures in accordance with organisational procedures  
2.3 Seek assistance from colleagues and/or other authorities where appropriate  
2.4 Report details of emergency situations accurately as required in accordance with organisational policy  

Element:

3. Maintain personal safety standards

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use appropriate safety clothing, footwear and personal protection equipment
3.2 Undertake measures to prevent injury or impairment related to workplace activities and control workplace hazards
3.3 Carry out all manual handling in accordance with legal requirements, enterprise policies and national health and safety guidelines
3.4 Assist in maintaining workplace in a safe condition

Element:

4. Provide feedback on health, safety and security

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify occupational health and safety issues requiring attention
4.2 Raise occupational health and safety issues with the designated person in accordance with organisation and legislative requirements


Learning Outcomes


On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Follow established procedures and understanding of the implications of disregarding those procedures
  • Understand the legal requirement to work in accordance with health, safety and security procedures
In this course, you learn through:

1.  In-class activities:
  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • studio work.

2. Out-of-class activities include:
  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for discussion
  • project work
  • independent research.

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Details of Learning Activities

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CUFSAF01B Follow health, safety and security procedures is delivered as an online course through the RMIT blackboard system. You will be expected to read and research specific content each week in order to answer a series of questionnaires, conduct risk analysis and solve OHS problems. The focus of the research will change each week as you learn about various aspects of OHS. The unit will run for 6 weeks and is 12 hours in duration.


There is a range of online learning activities, reading and assessment tasks including:

  • online questionaire
  • risk assessment
  • emergency procedures
  • safety audits.


Teaching Schedule

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Week

Learning Activity

Learning Outcome

Week 1

Introduction to OHS. The requirements of the Unit are explained and assessment tasks are given out. Students are directed to OHS websites and links as resources.

Students have a clear understanding of the expectations and assessment requirements of this Unit of Competency. Blackboard and how to access OHS on-line is explained.

Week 2

Assessment task: RMIT OH&S on-line questionnaire. Students complete an RMIT University OHS questionnaire.

Students gain a comprehensive understanding of RMIT organisational OHS as well as relevant industry OHS legislation

Week 3

Accident and Emergency Procedures. Students access basic first aid information as relevant to possible risks they may encounter in their study. Evacuation in case of Fire is discussed.

Students learn how to recognise accidents and potential emergencies and what to do in these situations.

Week 4

Assessment Task: Safety Audit of Building 94. Students are given a plan drawing of Building 94 and asked to identify escape routes, OHS

 

Students gain relevant and first hand knowledge of emergency procedures and have a comprehensive understanding of fire and accident procedure.

Week 5

‘Hazards in the Arts’ – Monona Rossel. Students view Chemical Hygienist Monona Rossel discussing OHS, potential hazards and risks for practicing artists and safe art practice.

Students learn about the hazards and OHS implications to themselves through the materials they into contact with in the production of their artwork. This knowledge extends to a high level understanding of personal health and safety in the artist’s workplace.

Week 6

Assessment Task: Art Hazards’ Questions. Students answer a series of question in relation to the information they have learnt from watching ‘Hazards in the Arts’

Knowledge is tested and affirmed through solving a series of problems that relate to the student’s own personal health and safety awareness.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

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OHS References

 

Rossol, M. The Artist’s Complete Health and Safety Guide: Third Edition

Allworth Press; 2001

 

Babin, A & McCann, M. Health Hazards Manual for Artists, 6th Edition

The Lyons Press; 2008

 

Website resources

www.youtube.com/user/SafetycareOnline#p/u

www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/wsinternet/WorkSafe

http://ohs.anu.edu.au/ohs/index.php

http://australia.gov.au/topics/health-and-safety/occupational-health-and-safety

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYNrVI7BFdQ

 

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SUGGESTED READING


A Brief History of Curating (Documents)

Lippard, L (Author),  Obrist H. U. Editor

JRP|Ringier  2008

 

Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space

O’Doherty, B.McEvilley T

University of California Press; 1 edition 2000

 

Thinking About Exhibitions

Ferguson, B.W.

Routledge 1996

 

Exhibition Design

Dernie, D.

W. W. Norton & Company 2006


Overview of Assessment

Students’ ability to apply to follow health safety and security procedures will be assessed by:

  • Direct observation of the candidate explaining workplace safety or emergency procedures  to others
  • Direct observation of the candidate demonstrating safe working practices for particular job roles.
Assessment of this unit requires access to:
  • relevant occupational health and safety acts,
  • regulations and codes of practice
  • relevant protective equipment.


Assessment Tasks

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At the conclusion of the course you will submit 3 assessment tasks reflecting the course of your study. You will be directed to relevant websites, texts and literature to focus and support this learning.

The assessment tasks include:

safety audit

workplace activity questionaire

art hazard question.


Assessment Matrix

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Assessment evidence
Element
Preformance criteriaEssential skillsEssential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
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1. Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

4. Provide feedback on health, safety and security
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1. Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

2. Deal with emergency situations

3. Maintain personal safety standards

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• general knowledge of relevant industry safety
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work environment
• workplace hazards relevant to a given context
• following established procedures and understanding of the implications of disregarding those procedures
• understanding of the legal requirement to work in accordance with health, safety and security procedures
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1. Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

2. Deal with emergency situations

3. Maintain personal safety standards

4. Provide feedback on health, safety and security
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Other Information

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Feedback 

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work.  This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

 

Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

 

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:

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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