Unit of competency details

BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Jan/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS406A - Assist with responding to incidentsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

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 2

This version released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 2.0

Version created to clarify assessment conditions

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 assist with actions and activities performed in response to work health and safety (WHS) incidents which includes accidents.

It applies to individuals who work under supervision and use some discretion and judgement to respond to incidents within their level of responsibility.

The unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

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 National 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 Assist with identifying legislative and other requirements

1.1 Apply knowledge of work health and safety (WHS) legislation to identify duty holders and legislative requirements regarding responding to incidents

1.2 Apply knowledge of workplace policies, procedures and processes to identify workplace requirements regarding responding to incidents

1.3 Communicate requirements to individuals and parties appropriate to own job role and work area

2 Assist with implementing initial incident response procedures

2.1 Assist with providing first aid according to workplace procedures and processes, where necessary

2.2 Assist with notifying, reporting and documenting incidents according to workplace procedures and processes

2.3 Assist with meeting legislative requirements regarding incidents, where necessary

3 Assist with collecting WHS information and data relevant to an investigation

3.1 Assist with obtaining information and data from those involved using appropriate data collection techniques, about actions and events leading up to, occurring during or after, an incident

3.2 Assist with identifying and accessing sources of additional information and data related to an incident

4 Assist incident investigations

4.1 Assist investigators and provide relevant information during investigations

4.2 Use appropriate techniques when participating in workplace investigations

4.3 Review reports on incidents, injuries and illnesses

4.4 Contact responsible persons and relevant authorities when required

5 Assist in implementing recommended measures and actions arising from investigations

5.1 Communicate recommendations arising from investigations to relevant others

5.2 Assist with measures and actions appropriate to own job role and 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, 1.2, 3.2, 4.2

  • Interprets and analyses complex WHS legislative texts
  • Analyses reports and other materials to determine required course of action

Writing

1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1,4.2 4.3, 5.1

  • Completes workplace records, forms and documentation using correct format, accurate spelling and grammar and industry specific terminology
  • Records key information for reference using register and language appropriate to audience

Oral Communication

1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1

  • Presents information or advice using structure and language suitable for audience
  • Uses questioning and listening techniques to obtain feedback from others and confirm understanding

Navigate the world of work

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3

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

Interact with others

1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.1

  • Understands what to communicate, with whom and how in the context of incident investigations
  • Collaborates with others to achieve individual and team outcomes
  • Cooperates with others as part of incident investigations and contributes to specific activities requiring joint responsibility and accountability

Get the work done

2.1-2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1-4.4, 5.2

  • Applies formal processes to plan, sequence and prioritise tasks required for incident investigations showing awareness of time and resource constraints and needs of others
  • Uses the main features and functions of digital tools to complete work tasks and access information

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

Release 2

BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

Release 1

Updated to clarify assessment conditions

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion volumes are 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 2

This version released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 2.0

Version created to clarify assessment conditions

Release 1

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

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to, as appropriate to job role and work area, assist with:

  • identifying Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislative and organisational requirements and duty holders in relation to responding to WHS incidents
  • communicating relevant WHS requirements clearly and accurately to individuals and parties
  • providing first aid according to workplace procedures and processes
  • reporting, notifying and documenting incidents, and meeting legislative requirements
  • obtaining information about incidents using appropriate data collection techniques
  • investigating incidents and communicating and implementing recommendations from investigations.

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 hierarchy of control and considerations for choosing between different risk controls including possible inadequacies of particular risk controls
  • identify internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access
  • outline the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems relevant to own job role or work area that relate to WHS incidents and accidents including initial response and first aid, investigations and reporting
  • explain own role and role of duty holders in responding to incidents.

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:

  • organisational policies, standard operating procedures, procedures and plans
  • relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice, licensing requirements, standards
  • relevant WHS data
  • office equipment and resources
  • interaction with others.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion volumes are 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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