Unit of competency details

BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (Release 1)

Summary

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1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS404A - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controlUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Minor edits to clarify Performance Criteria 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

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PPM - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 1.0 
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 
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 1.0-2.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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PPM40216 - Certificate IV in Papermaking OperationsCertificate IV in Papermaking Operations 
PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping OperationsCertificate IV in Pulping Operations 
PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking OperationsCertificate III in Papermaking Operations 
PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping OperationsCertificate III in Pulping Operations 
NWP40615 - Certificate IV in Water Industry TreatmentCertificate IV in Water Industry Treatment 
NWP40515 - Certificate IV in Water Industry OperationsCertificate IV in Water Industry Operations 
FNS51415 - Diploma of Loss AdjustingDiploma of Loss Adjusting 1-2 
FNS51115 - Diploma of General InsuranceDiploma of General Insurance 1-2 
FNS50815 - Diploma of Integrated Risk ManagementDiploma of Integrated Risk Management 1-2 
FNS41815 - Certificate IV in Financial ServicesCertificate IV in Financial Services 1-3 
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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 contribute to the processes of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing WHS risks, and developing, implementing and evaluating risk controls according to legislative and organisational requirements.

It applies to individuals who contribute to WHS risk management processes in their work role 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 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, regulatory 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 Access information to identify hazards and assess and control risks

1.1 Identify sources of information and data

1.2 Obtain information and data to determine the nature and scope of workplace hazards, the range of harms they may cause and how these harms are caused

1.3 Obtain information and data to determine the nature and scope of workplace risks and risk controls

2 Contribute to compliance and workplace requirements

2.1 Contribute to identifying and complying with requirements of workplace policies, procedures, processes and systems for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities

2.2 Contribute to identifying and complying with requirements of WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice and guidelines for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities

2.3 Identify duty holders and their range of duties

3 Contribute to workplace hazard identification

3.1 Use knowledge of hazards to advise individuals and parties of workplace hazards, the harms they may cause and how these harms are caused

3.2 Apply knowledge of hazard identification to contribute to selecting techniques, tools and processes to identify workplace hazards

3.3 Contribute to applying selected techniques, tools and processes

3.4 Contribute to documenting hazard identification process and results

4 Contribute to WHS risk assessment

4.1 Apply knowledge of risk assessment to contribute to selecting techniques, tools and processes for risk assessment of hazards

4.2 Contribute to applying techniques, tools and processes to identified hazards

4.3 Contribute to documenting the results of risk assessments

5 Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of risk control

5.1 Apply knowledge of risk control to contribute to developing risk control options for identified hazards, using the results of risk assessments

5.2 Contribute to developing and implementing a risk control plan

5.3 Contribute to evaluating implemented risk controls

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, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2

  • Locates, interprets and analyses complex WHS legislative and organisational texts

Writing

3.1, 3.4, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

  • Uses structure, layout and language suitable for audience to document WHS risk-management processes
  • Uses appropriate organisational formats and industry specific vocabulary to document risk control plans

Oral communication

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.2

  • Uses structure and language suitable for audience to communicate information and contribute ideas about WHS risk-management processes

Navigate the world of work

2.1, 2.2, 2.3

  • Takes responsibility for adherence to legal and regulatory responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures in relation to WHS risk-management processes
  • Keeps up to date with WHS legislation or regulations and related organisational policies and procedures

Interact with others

2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

  • Understands what to communicate, with whom and how in the context of advising on hazards and harms Cooperates with others as part of WHS risk-management processes, and contributes to specific activities requiring joint responsibility and accountability
  • Collaborates with others to achieve individual and team outcomes

Get the work done

2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 4.1,

5.2, 5.3

  • Applies formal processes to plan, sequence and prioritise risk control tasks, showing awareness of time and resource constraints and the needs of others
  • Uses formal decision-making processes in risk management processes, setting or clarifying goals, gathering information and identifying and evaluating choices against a set of criteria
  • Applies formal problem-solving processes, identifying and evaluating several options for action
  • Uses formal and informal processes to monitor and reflect on outcomes of decisions

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

BSBWHS404A Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Minor edits to clarify 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:

  • identify and interpret information and data about work health and safety (WHS) requirements and apply it to the selection and application of techniques, tools and processes for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and the development of a risk control plan
  • contribute to documenting and evaluating risk management processes
  • communicate about WHS requirements and compliance with a range of people
  • comply with WHS requirements for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities
  • identify WHS duty holders and their duties.

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 WHS risk management (hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control) requirements specified in:
  • relevant WHS Acts and regulations
  • organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • explain the difference between hazards and risks in the work context
  • outline a range of common workplace hazards, the harms they may cause and how these harms are caused
  • explain how risk assessment and controls can eliminate or minimise risks
  • identify internal and external sources of WHS information and data and how to access them.

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:

  • office equipment and resources
  • relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • relevant policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • 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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