Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

Inna Kazakevich
Teacher
Legal and Conveyancing
inna.kazakevich@rmit.edu.au

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:

1.1. Demonstrate basic requirements of Occupational Health and Safety legislation in area of responsibility appropriate for health and safety needs of a small work team
1.2. Provide information and clearly explain to the work group the organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs
1.3. Regularly provide information and clearly explain to the work group information about identifying hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Provide advice on Occupational Health and Safety training needs of individuals and workgroup
3.2. Provide advice on strategies and opportunities for development of workgroup's competencies in relation to Occupational Health and Safety
3.3. Provide coaching and mentoring assistance to team members to support the effective development of individual and group competencies in Occupational Health and Safety

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Provide advice on hazards in work area in line with organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures
4.2. Support the implementation of procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and in accordance with organisational procedures
4.3. Identify and reported inadequacies in existing risk control measures are in accordance with the hierarchy of controls
4.4. 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:

2.1. Implement and monitor organisational consultative procedures to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazards
2.2. Promptly dealt with issues raised through consultation in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolution
2.3. Encourage and assist team members to contribute to the management of Occupational Health and Safety at the workplace
2.4. Engage with individuals and teams to identify and implement improvements in the management of Occupational Health and Safety Feedback


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will study the theory of maintaining workplace safety and occupational health and safety in the work place through textbook reading, industry practice observations, researching the Internet and observations undertaken in the workplace. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real word environment. We expect you to participate in all scheduled activities.


Teaching Schedule

Weekly ScheduleContentRequirements
11/02/13Introduction, Ergonomics and safety in the office
Search for Emergency procedures at RMIT
 
www.rmit.edu.au
Text book
 
18/02/13 Chapter 1 - Integrating OHS into workgroup practices
Chapter 1 activity
Workplace research report
 
 Blackboard
Text Book
Workplace
 
 25/02/2013 Chapter 2 - Supporting OHS consultative arrangements
Chapter 2 activity
Workplace research report
 
 Text book
workplace
 
 4/03/2013 Chapter 3 - Supporting OHS employee training
Chapter 3 activity
Workplace research report
 
 Text book
workplace
 
 11/03/2013 Chapter 4 - Participating in hazard management
Chapter 4 activity
Workplace research report
 
 Text book
workplace
 
 18/3/2013 Workplace research report due
 
 Text book
workplace
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety, Scope, Pearson Education Australia

978144251304


References


Other Resources

Other Resources
Officewise - A guide to health and safety in the office developed by the ergonomics unit - Workplace Victoria, 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 must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.
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 and covering all elements of competency. Refer to the Marking Guide available on ’myRMIT Studies’ for this course for a detailed description of the assessment.
Evidence of the following is essential:
• Apply organisational management systems and procedures to Occupational Health and Safety within work group area.
* Identify and comply with Occupational Health and Safety legal and organisational requirements.
* Apply procedures for identifying hazards in the work area.
* Apply procedures for assessing and controlling risks to health and safety associated with those hazards, in accordance with the hierarchy of control.
* Provide specific, clear and accurate information and advice on workplace hazards to work group.
* Provide appropriate supervision of work group.
 

Assessments Tasks:


1. Assessment Task 1 –Book Activities - 10 %
2. Assessment Task 2 -Work-based Report - 90%
(Graded according to Final Grade Table, no mark will be provided)

Final Grades Table:
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Students will conduct research on occupational health and safety in a real workplace. You are required to obtain permission from the business manager at the workplace and your teacher before you research and write this report.
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. Refer also to Pearson text and the www.worksafe.vic.gov.au website when you write this report.
 

Feedback will be given on all submitted work and students may be required
 

Submission requirements
The Assessment needs to be submitted via Blackboard.
* Activity sheets should be completed in the class and submitted to your teacher.
* The report should be completed and submitted via Blackboard (soft copy) and hard copy should be submitted to your teacher. Refer to Student Diary for Special Consideration/Extension of Time procedure. If an Extension of Time is granted note that the grade will be either CAG/NYC.
* If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
* Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (Hard copy and soft copy).
* When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on Blackboard.
* Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.
For example,
Jane Black, 328967, Task 2, BUSM 6232C Design and produce business documents, Page 1 of 2.


Marking Guide
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are based on practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.


Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the standard of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
Once you are deemed competent in this unit of competency your assessment will be graded according to the following criteria:
1. Level of Independence, Initiative, Enterprise and Performance of Work Task
• Works to safely complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements.
• Performance conforms to all industry standards and can adapt to new situations.
2. Demonstrated Breadth of Underpinning Knowledge and a Willingness to Continue Learning
• Demonstrates an understanding of key concepts and underpinning knowledge of the set task and is able to learn while working.
• Applies these understandings in task performance.
3. Techniques & Processes, Technology Skills and Problem Solving
• Performs all technical skills/procedures to the standard required by industry, including correct use of equipment and technology.
• Demonstrating an ability to solve simple problems while following processes.
4. Work Organisation, Planning and Self-Management
• Demonstrates a sound understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation, while clearly articulating the different stages in planning and managing own time.
• Applies sound planning and organisation skills in the performance of a task.
5. Communication, People Networking, Language and Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
• Demonstrates an ability to use a range of communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the workplace.
• The ability to proofread and edit work prior to submission.
• Able to follow complex instructions both written and oral.

Final Grades Table:
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
 


Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyBook ActivityWorkp-based
Report
 
Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work teamXX
1.1. Demonstrate basic requirements of Occupational Health and Safety legislation in area of responsibility appropriate for health and safety needs of a small work teamXX
1.2. Provide information and clearly explain to the work group the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programsXX
1.3. Regularly provide information and clearly explain to the work group information about identifying hazards and the outcomes of risk assessmentXX
Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and SafetyXX
2.1. Implement and monitor organisational consultative procedures to facilitate participation of work group in management of work area hazardsXX
2.2. Promptly dealt with issues raised through consultation in accordance with organisational procedures for issue resolutionXX
2.3. Encourage and assist team members to contribute to the management of Occupational Health and Safety at the workplaceXX
2.4. Engage with individuals and teams to identify and implement improvements in the management of Occupational Health and Safety FeedbackXX
Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety TrainingXX
3.1. Provide advice on Occupational Health and Safety training needs of individuals and workgroupXX
3.2. Provide advice on strategies and opportunities for development of workgroup’s competencies in relation to Occupational Health and SafetyXX
3.3. Provide coaching and mentoring assistance to team members to support the effective development of individual and group competencies in Occupational Health and SafetyXX
Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work areaXX
4.1. Provide advice on hazards in work area in line with organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies and proceduresXX
4.2. Support the implementation of procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of controls and in accordance with organisational proceduresXX
4.3. Identify and reported inadequacies in existing risk control measures are in accordance with the hierarchy of controlsXX
4.4. Accurately complete and maintain Occupational Health and Safety records of incidents in the work area are in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety legal requirementsXX


 

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