Unit of competency details

BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
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Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS201A - Contribute to health and safety of self and othersUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Minor edits to clarify intent of performance criteria 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

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SHB - Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training PackageHairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package 2.0 
PSP - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
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ICT - Information and Communications TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology 1.0-3.0 
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-1.1,2.0-2.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 1.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-1.2,2.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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SHB20216 - Certificate II in Salon AssistantCertificate II in Salon Assistant 
SHB20116 - Certificate II in Retail CosmeticsCertificate II in Retail Cosmetics 
PSP40716 - Certificate IV in Heavy Vehicle Road ComplianceCertificate IV in Heavy Vehicle Road Compliance 
PSP40416 - Certificate IV in Government InvestigationsCertificate IV in Government Investigations 
PSP40216 - Certificate IV in Court OperationsCertificate IV in Court Operations 
PSP40116 - Certificate IV in GovernmentCertificate IV in Government 
PSP30116 - Certificate III in GovernmentCertificate III in Government 
PSP20116 - Certificate II in GovernmentCertificate II in Government 
NWP20115 - Certificate II in Water Industry OperationsCertificate II in Water Industry Operations 
ICT20115 - Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and TechnologyCertificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology 1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.

It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Act has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Regulation, Licensing and Risk – Work Health and Safety

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Work safely

1.1 Follow provided safety procedures and instructions when working

1.2 Carry out pre start systems and equipment checks according to workplace procedures

1.3 Follow workplace procedures for responding to emergency incidents

2. Implement work safety requirements

2.1 Identify designated persons to whom queries and concerns about safety in the workplace should be directed

2.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them according to workplace procedures

2.3 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions

2.4 Identify and report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

2.5 Identify WHS duty holders and their duties for own work area

3. Participate in WHS consultative processes

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections and other WHS consultative activities

3.2 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

3.3 Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards and reduce risks

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

  • Identifies and interprets information in relation to WHS and emergency incidents

Writing

1.2, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2

  • Uses structures and language appropriate to audience and context in reports giving factual information

Oral Communication

2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

  • Uses structures and language appropriate to audience and context in reports, descriptions, opinions and explanations
  • Extracts meaning from reports, descriptions, opinions and explanations

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

  • Takes responsibility for following WHS legal requirements
  • Follows protocols and procedures related to own role
  • Seeks assistance from others when WHS issues are beyond scope of immediate responsibilities

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3

  • Plans, organises and implements routine tasks in order to optimise health and safety
  • Selects and implements actions from predetermined procedures

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

BSBWHS201A Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Minor edits to clarify intent of performance criteria

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion volumes available from the IBSA website: http://www.ibsa.org.au/companion_volumes - http://companion_volumes.vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingPackage.aspx?pid=13

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • follow all relevant procedures and instructions relating to work health and safety (WHS) and emergency incidents
  • identify and report hazards to designated personnel
  • contribute to WHS consultative processes.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain workplace safety procedures and instructions including:
  • checking systems and equipment
  • conducting routine work operations
  • requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • how to report incidents and injuries
  • explain emergency procedures including those for fires and incidents
  • define the meaning of commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols
  • summarise the duty holder responsibilities, as specified in WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice, of:
  • self and fellow workers
  • persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs)
  • officers
  • others in the workplace
  • explain the difference between hazards and risks
  • describe typical WHS hazards that may be present in the workplace, the harm they can cause and how this harm occurs
  • outline the process of hazard identification and risk reduction.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced by individuals carrying out work health and safety duties in the workplace and include access to:

  • relevant organisational policies, standard operating procedures and work instructions
  • relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice
  • workplace tools, equipment and resources
  • personal protective equipment appropriate to the role and work area.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion volumes available from the IBSA website: http://www.ibsa.org.au/companion_volumes - http://companion_volumes.vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingPackage.aspx?pid=13

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