Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5535C

Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6097 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Contact : Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4818

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Martin Knight  Contact:

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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the inplementation of strategies to control occupational health and safety (OHS) risks.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk


1.  Develop option/s for risk control

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Review hazard register, outcomes of incident investigations and risk assessments to identify hazards requiring control action.

1.2. Apply knowledge of OHS legislation and standards to develop a range of options to control specific risks in the workplace .

1.3. Apply the principles of the hierarchy of control when developing risk control options .

1.4. Seek input from stakeholders and key personnel .

1.5. Seek advice from OHS specialists and technical advisors where required .


2.  Select appropriate option/s to control risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Review outcomes of risk assessments to inform the process of selecting option/s to control risks.

2.2. Prioritise appropriate interventions when selecting risk controls.

2.3. Identify potential factors that may limit effectiveness of controls .

2.4. Consult with and involve workplace stakeholders in selecting appropriate control options.

2.5. Communicate recommendations for risk control to stakeholders.


3.  Contribute to implementation of controls

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Seek appropriate authority and relevant resources to implement controls .

3.2. Identify and document actions required to achieve change .

3.3. Consult with and involve workplace stakeholders in implementation of change.

3.4. Provide advice on the fitting, use, maintenance and storage of personal protective equipment (PPE) .


4.  Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of controls

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Monitor and evaluate the extent of change as a consequence of new controls, in consultation with stakeholders.

4.2. Monitor and document compliance with new procedures .

4.3. Access workplace sources of information and data to evaluate effectiveness of risk controls and to check for new hazards introduced as a result of controls .

4.4. Identify areas for further improvement in consultation with stakeholders and action as appropriate .

4.5. Develop and document an improvement plan .

Learning Outcomes

This unit contains employability skills.

This unit applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for managing OHS in the workplace who contribute to the implementation of OHS risk controls in the workplace.

Details of Learning Activities

Teaching Schedule

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:

• contribution to the development and implementation of risk control options to control risks associated with hazards in the workplace or simulated environment.
• contribution to the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of risk controls implemented and the making of appropriate adjustments where necessary
• knowledge of the principles of the hierarchy of control. 


Assessment Tasks  

Assessment Matrix

To be advised

Other Information

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Employability skills:
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The following Employability Skills are an inherent part of this course:
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