Course Title: Maintain Workplace Safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: BUSM9718C

Course Title: Maintain Workplace Safety

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6070 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5134

Course Contact Email:janet.mcdonald@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

None

Course Description

This unit is concerned with OHS responsibilities of employees with supervisory responsibilities to implement and monitor the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in a small team to meet legislative requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311A Maintain Workplace Safety

Element:

Assist incorporation of Occupational Health & Safety policy and procedures into the work team.

Performance Criteria:

Understanding of basic requirements of Occupational Health and Safety legislation in area of responsibility appropriate for health and safety needs of a small work team are demonstrated.

Information on the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs is provided in a readily accessible manner and clearly explained in the work group. 

Information about identifying hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and control is regularly provided and clearly explained to the work group.

Element:

Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area.

Performance Criteria:

Advice is provided on hazards in work area in line with organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Support is provided in implementing procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and in accordance with organisational procedures. 

Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified and reported in accordance with the hierarchy of controls. 

Occupational Health and Safety records of incidents in the work area are accurately completed and maintained in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety legal requirements.

Element:

Support participative arrangements for the management of occupational health and safety.

Performance Criteria:

Organisational consultative procedures are implemented and monitored to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazards.

Issues raised through consultation are promptly dealt with in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolution. 

Encouragement and assistance is given to team members to contribute to the management of Occupational Health and Safety at the workplace. 

Feedback from individuals and teams is used to identify and implement improvements in the management of Occupational Health and Safety.

Element:

Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training.

Performance Criteria:

Advice is provided on Occupational Health and Safety training needs of individuals and workgroup.

Advice is provided on strategies and opportunities for development of workgroup’s competencies in relation to Occupational Health and Safety. 

Coaching and mentoring assistance is provided to team members to support the effective development of individual and group competencies in Occupational Health and Safety.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will study the theory of maintaining workplace safety and occupational health and safety in the workplace through textbook readings, discussions and class activities. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments.


Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningContentRequirements
Week 1 - 11 Feb

Introducation to Maintain Workplace Safety

RMIT Evacuation Procedure

Course Guide, Assessments & required text

Use safe work practices - Comfort at the computer and work area.

 
Week 2 - 18 Feb

Chapter 1 - Applying occupational health and safety policies and procedures in the work team.

Introduction to Online learning

Text
Week 3 - 25 FebOnline Chapter 1Online
Week 4 - 3 Mar

Assessment given due Week 5.

Chapter 2 - Supporting occupational health and safety management

Text
Week 5 - 10 MarOnline Chapter 2Online
Week 6 - 17 Mar

Assessment given due Week 7

Chapter 3 - Assisting in occupational health and safety training.

Text
Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation) 20 to 26 March  
Week 7 - 31 Mar

Assessment given due Week 8

Chapter 4 - Identifying hazards and controlling risks in the work area.

Text
Week 8 - 7 AprilOnline Chapter 4Online
Week 9 - 14 April

Assessment given due Week 10

Review

Text
Week 10 - 21 AprilQuestionsText
Week 11 - 28 AprilFinal assessment 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT Business TAFE School Certificate III Aspire BSBCMN311A Maintain Workplace Safety

9781740422550


References


Other Resources

Officewise – A guide to health & safety in the office developed by the ergonomics unit – Worksafe Victoria. Available on line at www.workcover.vic.gov.au/publications


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. Students will complete a portfolio of evidence which includes online discussion, workplace scenarios and a workplace report.

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. In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.


Assessment Tasks

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.
Students will be given a case study to complete for each element of competency and a final exam covering all elements of competency.


Assessment Matrix

Elements of competencyCase StudyExam
Assist incorporation of Occupational Health & Safety policy and procedures into the work teamYesYes
Support participative arrangements for the management of occupational health and safety.YesYes
Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training.YesYes
Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area.YesYes

Other Information

It is also expected that each student will devote an equivalent amount of time to private study, completing problems given in class for homework, reading, and any extra work that the student needs to competently cope with the course material.

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