Course Title: Maintain Workplace Safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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

2 Provide information and clearly explain to the work group the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs

3 Regularly provide information and clearly explain to the work group information about identifying hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1 Provide advice on hazards in work area in line with organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures

2 Support the implementation of procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and in accordance with organisational procedures

3 Identify and reported inadequacies in existing risk control measures are in accordance with the hierarchy of controls

4 Accurately complete and maintain Occupational Health and Safety records of incidents in the work area are in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety legal requirements

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1 Implement and monitor organisational consultative procedures to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazards

2 Promptly dealt with issues raised through consultation in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolution

3 Encourage and assist team members to contribute to the management of Occupational Health and Safety at the workplace

4 Engage with individuals and teams to identify and implement improvements in the management of Occupational Health and Safety Feedback

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1 Provide advice on Occupational Health and Safety training needs of individuals and workgroup

2 Provide advice on strategies and opportunities for development of workgroup's competencies in relation to Occupational Health and Safety

3 Provide coaching and mentoring assistance 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 beginningContentRequirements
Week 1 - 7 FebOrientation 
Week 2 - 14 FebChapter 1: Integrating OHS into workgroup practicesText
Week 3 - 21 FebChapter 2: Supporting OHS consultative arrangementsText
Week 4 - 28 FebChapter 3: Supporting OHS employee trainingText
Week 5 - 7 MarChapter 4: Participating in hazard managementText


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety, Scope, Pearson Education Australia

9781442513044


References


Other Resources

Officewise - A guide to health and safety in the office available online at www.worksafe.vic.gov.au


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 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 covering all elements of competency. Due Friday 25 March.


Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyReport
Assist incorporation of Occupational Health & Safety policy and procedures into the work team.Yes
Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area.Yes
Support participative arrangements for the management of occupational health and safety.Yes
Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training.Yes

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