Course Title: Maintain Workplace Safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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:

1. 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.
2. Information on the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs is provided in a readily accessible manner and clearly explained to the work group.
3. 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:

1. Advice is provided on hazards in work area in line with organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.
2. Support is provided in implementing procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and in accordance with organisational procedures.
3. Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified and reported in accordance with the hierarchy of controls.
4. 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:

1. Organisational consultative procedures are implemented and monitored to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazards.
2. Issues raised through consultation are promptly dealt with in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolution.
3. Encouragement and assistance is given to team members to contribute to the management of Occupational Health and Safety at the workplace.
4. 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:

1. Advice is provided on Occupational Health and Safety training needs of individuals and workgroup.
2. Advice is provided on strategies and opportunities for development of workgroup’s competencies in relation to Occupational Health and Safety.
3. 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 environments.


Teaching Schedule


Week beginning Content Requirements
Week 1 – 8 FebIntroduction & Ergonomics and safety in the office  
Week 2 – 15 Feb Integrating OHS into workgroup practicesText & Portfolio activity due
Week 3 – 22 FebIntegrating OHS into workgroup practicesText & Portfolio activity due
Week 4 – 1 MarSupporting OHS consultative arrangements Text & Portfolio activity due
Week 5 – 8 Mar Supporting OHS consultative arrangements Text & Portfolio activity due
Week 6 – 15 MarSupporting OHS employee training TextText & Portfolio activity due
Week 7 – 22 MarSupporting OHS employee trainingText & Portfolio activity due
Week 8 – 29 MarParticipating in hazard managementText & Portfolio activity due
Easter Break 1 April – 6 April   
Week 8 - 5 AprilParticipating in hazard managementText & Portfolio activity due
Week 9 – 12 April Participating in hazard management Text
Week 10 – 19 AprilReport due 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Scopy, BSBCMN311A Maintain workplace safety, Pearson Education Australia

0733981569


References

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


Other Resources


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

Portfolio
Students will complete activities (see Portfolio Guide) and submit to the DLS Blackboard by the due date. The Portfolio Guide is available on the DLS for this course under Assessments.

Work-based Project/Report (50%)
Students will conduct research on occupational health and safety in a real workplace. This research will be documented in a report based on the findings of this research. A formal report will be produced reflecting the student’s underpinning knowledge of the principles and techniques associated with maintaining a safe workplace.

The Report Marking Guide is available on the DLS for this course under Assessments. The Report should be completed and submitted with the marking guide attached by Week 10.

Students will submit the individual report using the Business TAFE School assignment cover sheet. This document is available from the RMIT web site, ‘Student Forms’. The assignment must be submitted in the Assignment Box for VET students on Level 13 before the close of business on the Friday of Week 10.


Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyPortfolio 50%Workplace report 50%
BSBCMN311A/01
Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work team
YesYes
BSBCMN311A/02
Support participative arrangements for the management of occupational health and safety
YesYes
BSBCMN311A/03
Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training
YesYes
BSBCMN311A/04
Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area
YesYes

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