Unit of competency details

BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements (Release 1)

Summary

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

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Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS401A - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirementsUpdated 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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TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 1.0,2.0-2.0 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0 
PSP - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PPM - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 1.0 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 2.0 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 2.0 
MAR - Maritime Training PackageMaritime Training Package 3.0-4.0 
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 
AVI - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 3.0 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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TLI42016 - Certificate IV in LogisticsCertificate IV in Logistics 
TLI41515 - Certificate IV in Materiel LogisticsCertificate IV in Materiel Logistics 
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RII50115 - Diploma of Surface Operations ManagementDiploma of Surface Operations Management 
RII41015 - Certificate IV in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore)Certificate IV in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore) 
RII40915 - Certificate IV in Drilling OperationsCertificate IV in Drilling Operations 
RII40715 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction SupervisionCertificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision 
RII40615 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction OperationsCertificate IV in Civil Construction Operations 
RII40515 - Certificate IV in Resource ProcessingCertificate IV in Resource Processing 
RII40415 - Certificate IV in Underground Coal OperationsCertificate IV in Underground Coal Operations 
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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 release 1.0

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

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 Legislation 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. Provide information to the work team about WHS policies and procedures

1.1 Accurately explain to the work team relevant provisions of WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice

1.2 Provide information about the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs, and ensure it is readily accessible to, and understandable by the work team

1.3 Regularly provide and clearly explain to the work team information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and control

2. Implement and monitor participation arrangements for managing WHS

2.1 Communicate to workplace parties the importance of effective consultation mechanisms in managing health and safety risks in the workplace

2.2 Apply consultation procedures to facilitate participation of the work team in managing work area hazards

2.3 Promptly deal with issues raised through consultation, according to organisational consultation procedures and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements

2.4 Promptly record and communicate to the work team the outcomes of consultation over WHS issues

3. Implement and monitor organisational procedures for providing WHS training

3.1 Identify WHS training needs according to organisational requirements and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements

3.2 Make arrangements to meet WHS training needs of team members in consultation with relevant individuals

3.3 Provide workplace learning opportunities and coaching and mentoring assistance to facilitate team and individual achievement of identified WHS training needs

3.4 Identify and report to management the costs associated with providing training for work team, for inclusion in financial and management plans

4. Implement and monitor organisational procedures and legal requirements for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks

4.1 Identify and report on hazards in work area according to WHS policies and procedures and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements

4.2 Promptly action team member hazard reports according to organisational procedures and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements

4.3 Implement procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of control, according to organisational and WHS legislative requirements

4.4 Identify and report inadequacies in existing risk controls according to hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements

4.5 Monitor outcomes of reports on inadequacies, where appropriate, to ensure a prompt organisational response

5. Implement and monitor organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records for the team

5.1 Accurately complete and maintain WHS records of incidents of occupational injury and disease in work area, according to WHS policies, procedures and legislative requirements

5.2 Use aggregate information and data from work area records to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures in work area

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

1.1-1.3, 5.2

  • Interprets and analyses complex WHS legislative and organisational texts

Writing

1.1-1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.4, 5.1

  • Documents WHS legislative and organisational information using structure, layout and language suitable for audience
  • Records WHS issues and actions taken according to reporting requirements
  • Prepares and maintains required records using appropriate structure and vocabulary

Oral communication

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.4

  • Provides WHS legislative and organisational information and advice using structure and language suitable for audience

Numeracy

3.4, 5.2

  • Extracts, interprets and comprehends mathematical information in relation to training costs and risk management data

Navigate the world of work

1.1,1.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1-4.5, 5.1

  • Takes responsibility for adherence to legal and regulatory responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures in relation to WHS
  • Keeps up to date on changes to WHS legislation or regulations and organisational policies and procedures

Interact with others

2.2, 3.2, 3.3

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols to facilitate consultation or provide feedback
  • Initiates and contributes to facilitating consultative role, responding, explaining, clarifying and expanding on ideas and information as required
  • Collaborates with others to achieve individual and team outcomes

Get the work done

2.2, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1-4.5, 5.1

  • Uses combination of formal, logical planning and intuitive understanding of context to identify relevant information and risks, and identify and evaluate alternative strategies
  • Uses formal decision-making processes, setting or clarifying goals, gathering information and identifying and evaluating choices against a set of criteria
  • Recognises and takes responsibility for reporting WHS risk control inadequacies
  • Uses formal and informal processes to monitor implementations of WHS solutions and reflect on outcomes

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

BSBWHS401A Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

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:

  • explain clearly and accurately to work team the relevant work health and safety (WHS) information including:
  • WHS legislative and organisational requirements
  • identified hazards and outcomes of risk assessment and control
  • ensure that the team has access to information about WHS policies, procedures and programs in appropriate structure and language
  • implement and monitor procedures according to organisational and legislative WHS requirements including:
  • consultation and communications to enable team members to participate in managing WHS risks and hazards
  • identifying WHS training needs and providing learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring as appropriate to needs
  • identifying, reporting and taking action on WHS hazards and risks
  • identifying and reporting inadequacies in existing risk controls and monitoring outcomes to ensure a prompt organisational response
  • reporting on the cost of WHS training
  • keeping WHS records
  • analysing aggregate WHS data to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures in work area.

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:

  • outline the legal responsibilities and duties of managers, supervisors, persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) and workers in relation to WHS risk management in the workplace
  • identify key provisions of relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice that apply to the business and outline how they apply in the work area
  • explain organisational policies and procedures relating to hazard identification, risk management, fire, emergency and evacuation, incident investigation and reporting
  • explain the importance of effective consultation mechanisms in managing health and safety risks in the workplace
  • explain how the hierarchy of control applies in the work area.

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:

  • an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • workplace equipment and resources
  • examples of documents relating to workplace safety, hazard identification and risk assessment
  • interaction with others.

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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