Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: OHTH5425C

Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6077 - Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Contact : Karen Linstrom

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254597

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Nominal Hours: 35

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

There are no Pre-requisites for this course

Course Description

 This course covers the knowledge and skills required to implement an organization’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs by those with supervisory responsibility to meet Occupational Health and Safety standards.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPOHS401B Implement workplace safety procedures and programs


1. Provide Workplace Safety Information to the Workgroup

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The concepts of safety, duties of employers, employees and others is examined and analayzed.

1.2 The hierarchy of esonses to roisks and hazards  is examined, analyzed and evaluated.


2. Implement and monitor particpative arrangements for Workplace Safety

Performance Criteria:

2.1 The process of monitoring the health and welfare of employees and others is examined and analyzed.

2.2 The process of issue resolution is examined  both internal for the organization and as perscribed  by legislation.


3. Identify Hazards and  Assess Risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The process and assessment tools to identity a real or potential risk or hazard is examined and applied.

3.2 The role of the OH&S Representative and Health and Safety Committee is examined in relation to implementing safety procedures in the workplace

 3.2 The role of the  OH&S Representative is examined.


4. Implement and Report on Procedures for Controlling Risks

Performance Criteria:

4.1 The role of the OH&S Representative and Health and Safety Committee is examined in relation to implementing safety procedures in the workplace.

4.2 The organizational and legal requirements for the maintenance of records is examined


5. Implement Procedures for dealing with Hazardous Events

Performance Criteria:

5.1 The development of safety procedures, including protocols, equipment and material safety data sheets (MSDS) is examined.

5.2 The process of employee induction and training is examined.


6. Implement Procedures for Prividing Workplace Safety Training

Performance Criteria:

 6.1 Training for OH&S Representative, Health and Safety committees and staff  are examined.


7. Implement Procedures for Maintaining Workplace Safety Records

Performance Criteria:

 7.1 The process of reporting, preparing and maintaining records in relation to reportable and notifiable incidents is examined, analyzed and applied.

Learning Outcomes

See elements

Details of Learning Activities

This module is delivered in an intensive format. that means that a full Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to the delivery of the contact hours.  An additional eight hours will devoted to assessment tasks in a supported class environment.

Teaching Schedule

Friday: The entire day will be devoted to the examination and analysis of sections 1-35 of the OH&S Act 2004. We will examine the objectives of safety the role, duties and responsibilities of all people working the Victorian workplace.

Saturday: The entire day will be devoted to the examination and analysis of sections 35-114 of the Act as well as OH&S Regulations and their application.

Sunday: We will explore the processes of powers of Safety Representativess, Health and Safety Committees and the role and function of Work Safe Victoria

Additional eights hours: Self directed application of theory to address issues in assessment scenarios in a supported class environment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students are encouraged to download the OH&S Act 2004 on a memory stick or to their PC desktops. All other handouts and Work Safe materials will be supplied to students during class.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of this course will be based on:

  • Active participation in Case Studies presented
  • Hurdle tasks embedded in the lectures and tutorials
  • Comprehensive Written Examination
  • Development of an OH&S policy, including implementation and review frameworks and an issues resolution flowchart

Assessment Tasks

Students will undertake a comprehensive exam on the Sunday of the Intensive worth 50% of the total assessment
Students will then apply their knowledge in the completion of ten scenarios that will require them to analyze the issue(s) and determine from one perspective what policies or procedures need to be in place, and secondly what specific sections of the Act, Regulations or Australian/New Zealand standards need to be cited as the authority  for an action or implementation of a process.

Assessment Matrix

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