Course Title: Apply site risk management system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5704C

Course Title: Apply site risk management system

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5320 - Diploma of Surveying

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Surveying Senior Educator: Thierry Demathieu
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359

Teacher: Stephen Falzon
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8359

Nominal Hours: 40

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 applying the site risk management system in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes: providing information to the work group; applying and monitoring participative arrangements, the procedures for providing training, for identifying hazards and assessing risks, for controlling risks; and the procedures for maintaining records.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

RIIRIS401A Apply site risk management system


1. Provide information to the work group

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to applying the site risk management system
1.2. Accurately explain relevant compliance documentation to the work group
1.3. Provide information on the organisation's risk management policies, procedures and programs to the work group in an accessible manner
1.4. Regularly provide and clearly explain information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and control to the work group


4. Apply and monitor procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Identify and report hazards and risks in the work area in accordance with risk management and related policies and procedures
4.2. Action team members hazard reports promptly in accordance with organisational procedures


5. Apply and monitor the procedures for controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Apply procedures for controlling risk using the hierarchy of controls and organisational requirements
5.2. Identify and report inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with hierarchy of controls
5.3. Monitor outcomes of reported inadequacies where appropriate to ensure a prompt organisational response


6. Apply and monitor the procedures for maintaining records

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Ensure accurate completion and maintenance of risk management records of incidents in the work area in accordance with organisational requirements
6.2. Use aggregate information and data from work area records to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures in work area


2. Apply and monitor participative arrangements

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Explain the importance of effective consultative mechanisms in managing risk to the work group
2.2. Conduct and monitor consultative procedures to facilitate participation of work groups in managing work area hazards
2.3. Promptly deal with issues raised through consultation in accordance with organisational consultation procedures
2.4. Record and promptly communicate the outcomes of consultation over risk management issues to the work group


3. Apply and monitor the procedures for providing training

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Systematically identify risk management training needs in line with organisational requirements
3.2. Make arrangements, in consultation with relevant individuals, to meet risk management training needs of team members.
3.3. Provide workplace learning opportunities and coaching and mentoring assistance to facilitate team and individual achievement of identified training needs
3.4. Identify and report costs associated with provision of training for work team for inclusion in financial planning

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn to:

  • Measure and evaluate the OHS system in line with the organisation’s quality systems framework
  •  Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks
  • Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

Teaching Schedule

 This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.


Week 1


• Introduction to the course
• Induction – OH&S
• Yarra Bend - OH&S
• Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sun protection
• Develop inspection program that will identify what should be inspected, frequency recording and reporting procedures


Element 1
 Element 2
 Element 4


Week 3


 Policies and procedures
• RMIT OH&S policy
• Responsibilities for Occupational Health and Safety– Duty of care
• Procedures
o Accident reporting
o First aid
o First Aid
o Alcohol & Drugs
o Insurance
• Introduction to Appendices
Element 1
Element 2

Week 5

 Sun protection
• General information
• Sun protection outdoor workers
o UV radiation and protective factor
o Skin cancer
o Protective clothing
Personal Protective Equipment

Element 1
Element 2
Element 3
Element 4
Element 5 &6

 Assessment 1

Week 7 

 Inappropriate Behaviour
o State potential hazardous behaviours
Risk control plan
Hierarchy of hazard control
Element 1
Element 3
Element 4
Element 5 & 6

Week 9


  Sun protection

General information
• UV radiation
• Skin cancer
• Training on Health effects of exposure to UV radiation, Factors effecting levels of UV radiation, Correct use of
 sun protection measure on site and Early diction of skin cancer • Assess the risk of heat illness
• Preventing heat illness
• Sun protection measures

Element 1
Element 2
Element 3
Element 4


Week 11


 Traffic Management – Worksite
• Methods to increase traffic separation
• Common construction hazards
• General response procedure
• Accidents & Emergency response and procedure

Element 1

Element 3

Element 5 & 6

 Assessment 2

Week 13 

 Manual handling
• Use Risk identification form to identify Manual handling hazards
• Develop control measures
Safety signs and symbols
• Meaning of colours on safety signs
• Types of signs
Fire safety
• Fire safety equipment
• Common causes of fire
• Response to fire


 Element 5

Element 6



 Week 15/17

  Closed Book Test  & Portfolio submission  Element 1,2,3,4,5 & 6

 Closed Book Test

Portfolio submission








































Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Check the Library Subject Guides:

Overview of Assessment

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

  • knowledge of the requirements, procedures and instructions to apply the site risk management system
  • implementation of appropriate procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient application of the site risk management system
  • working with others to plan, prepare and apply the site risk management system
  • provision of clear and timely instruction and supervision by the individual of those involved in applying the site risk management system
  • evidence of the consistent successful application of the site risk management system

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment Task 1 –  Weight 30%
Assessment Task 2 –  Weight 30%
TEST - Weight 40%

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.
CHD (80-100%): Competent with High Distinction
CDI (70-79%): Competent with Distinction
CC (60-69%): Competent with Credit
CAG (50-59%): Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC (<50%): Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit an assessment

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Matrix

Assessment  OHTH 5704C Elements & Performance Criteria

<thead> <th scope="col">Assessments</th> <th scope="col">1.1</th> <th scope="col">1.2</th> <th scope="col">1.3</th> <th scope="col">1.4</th> <th scope="col">2.1</th> <th scope="col">2.2</th> <th scope="col">2.3</th> <th scope="col">2.4</th> <th scope="col">3.1</th> <th scope="col">3.2</th> <th scope="col">3.3</th> <th scope="col">3.4</th> <th scope="col">4.1</th> <th scope="col">4.2</th> <th scope="col">5.1</th> <th scope="col">5.2</th> <th scope="col">5.3</th> <th scope="col">6.1</th> <th scope="col">6.2</th> </thead>
Assessment Task 1XXXX    XXXX  XXXXX

Other Information

Underpinning Skills and Knowledge

• Apply analyse skills to identify hazards and assess risks in the work area
• Apply data analysis skills including:
• Incident monitoring
• Environmental monitoring
• Evaluation of effectiveness of risk control measures
• Apply assessment skills to assess resources required to apply risk control measures

• Principles and practices of risk management
• relevant legislation from all levels of government that effect business operations
• legal responsibilities of employers, supervisors and employees in the workplace
• site policies and procedures relating to hazard management, fire emergency, evacuation, incident and accident investigation and reporting

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official
due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Other Information:
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