Course Title: Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5471C

Course Title: Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Ben Stranieri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson
Ph: 03 9925 9252

Nominal Hours: 30

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

The unit applies to following defined OHS policies and procedures in order to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace.

You will develop skills and knowledge required with self management to follow OHS practices when performing tasks, and learning skills to participate in OHS related training. Communication skills and understanding of team approach to OHS are also required to interpret and understand what is required to provide a safe workplace for self and others. This unit also requires the ability to use initiative and enterprise and problem solving strategies to identify and act upon hazards and risks within the workplace.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2001B Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures


2. Apply OHS practices to own work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Employee OHS obligations are identified.
2.2 Concepts of duties of care are identified.
2.3 Problem solving strategies are used to address safety problems, inconsistencies or concerns
2.4 Role of team approach in maintaining OHS is identified
2.5 Participate in OHS training


1. Identify and follow workplace practices for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Initiative and enterprise is used to recognise hazards in work area and report to designated personnel .
1.2 Workplace practices and work instructions for controlling risks are identified and followed accurately

1.3 OHS practices and workplace practices for dealing with hazards are identified and followed.


3. Contribute to participative arrangements for management of OHS

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS issues are raised with designated personnel
3.2 Contributions are made to participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace within workplace practices and scope of responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

1. Occupational Health and Safety Laws: the role of Work Cover and who to contact
2. Ways of contributing to workplace safety: methods of reporting hazards, the role of the Health and Safety Representative and Safety Committee.
3. Participation in O H &S in the workplace: the responsibilities of the employer and the employee.
4. Correct setup of workstation.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction to OH&S Set Up Workstation to comply with OH& S standards
Weeks 2 - 16: Continued "in class" activities using correct OH&S practice with in production room. Ongoing Safety Work through completing of tasks and activities in OH&S Workbook.
Week 16: Final submission of OH&S Workbook

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.

All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is encouraged.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Completion of OH&S Workbook.

Staff observation of student complying with OH&S requirements while performing practical tasks, including the use of machinery, tools and raw materials.
Task to assess functionality of Eye Wash machine and formal sign off that task has been completed competently.

Assessment Matrix



 OH&S WorkbookFunctionality of Eye Wash machineObservation by staff of student complying with OH&S Requirements during learning activities
1. Identify and follow workplace practices for hazard identification and risk control      X         X          X
2. Apply OHS practices to own work      X                X
3. Contribute to participative arrangements for management of OHS       X         X          X 

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