Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: OHTH5595C

Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact : Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:doug.gouraly@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.  This unit contains employability skills.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety

Element:

Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and 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

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate

• review of documents on workplace OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures relevant developed and communicated to employees

• analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios

• demonstration of the application of OHS legislation in conducting work safely

• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of research and data collection methods to obtain evidence of compliance with OHS legislation

• assessment of duty of care arrangements. 

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.


 


Assessment Tasks

Students will conduct research on occupational health and safety in a real workplace. This research will be documented in a formal report reflecting the student’s underpinning knowledge of the principles and techniques associated with maintaining a safe workplace, covering all elements of competency.

Refer to the Marking Guide available on ’myRMIT Studies’ for this course.


Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyReport
Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work teamYes
Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and SafetyYes
Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety TrainingYes
Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work areaYes

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