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Unit of competency details

AHCOHS201A - Participate in OHS processes (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processesThis unit is equivalent to AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTC2701A - Follow OHS procedures21/Jul/2011

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

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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  04/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers the process of following enterprise Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies and procedures and defines the standard required to: recognise and report hazards in the workplace; follow workplace safety procedures and directions; adjust, use, clean and store personal protective equipment (PPE) according to safe work procedures and manufacturer directions; carry out basic safety checks on equipment before use; identify and handle hazardous substances according to workplace procedures; complete manual handling tasks using recommended techniques; and follow emergency procedures and warning signs.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to supervised workers. It requires employees to follow OHS policies and procedures and requires active participation in the workplace safety system, under clear reporting lines and procedures.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not Applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

1.1. Hazards in the workplace are recognised and reported to designated personnel according to enterprise procedures.

1.2. Assessment of risk associated with identified hazards is made according to enterprise procedures.

1.3. Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks are followed accurately.

1.4. Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fire and emergencies are followed whenever necessary within the scope of responsibilities and competencies.

1.5. Risks to fellow workers, other people and animals are recognised, and action taken to eliminate or reduce them.

1.6. Employee responsibilities prescribed in OHS legislation are recognised and carried out.

1.7. Safety training is undertaken as directed.

2. Observe safe practices during work operations

2.1. Work for which PPE is required is identified, used, maintained and stored according to enterprise procedures.

2.2. Safety checks on all machinery and equipment are undertaken before operation according to enterprise procedures.

2.3. Hazards associated with handling of hazardous substances are identified and reported, and risk assessed according to enterprise procedures and OHS requirements.

2.4. Noise hazards are identified and notified, and risk assessed according to enterprise procedures and OHS requirements.

2.5. Manual handling job risks are assessed prior to activity and work carried out according to currently recommended safe practices.

2.6. Information on OHS is accessed as required.

3. Participate in arrangements for maintaining health and safety of all people in the workplace

3.1. Individuals have input into ongoing monitoring and reporting on all aspects of workplace safety.

3.2. OHS issues are raised with designated personnel according to enterprise procedures and relevant OHS legislation.

3.3. Contributions to participative arrangements in the workplace are made within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies.

3.4. Contributions are provided towards the development of effective solutions to control the level of risk associated with enterprise activities.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • read safety warning signs
  • observe safety during work operations
  • participate in arrangements for maintaining health and safety of all people in the workplace
  • recognise caution or hazard signs and symbols
  • interpret tasks or information from labels, manuals or written instructions
  • record information accurately or verbally report information
  • use oral communication skills/language competence to fulfil the job role as specified by the organisation, including questioning, active listening, asking for clarification and seeking advice from supervisor
  • use numeracy skills to estimate, calculate and record routine workplace measures
  • use interpersonal skills to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities.

Required knowledge 

  • employee and employer responsibilities under the OHS Act
  • enterprise procedures relating to hazards, fires, emergencies, accidents and risk control
  • OHS signs and symbols relevant to area of work.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy holistically all of the requirements of the performance criteria and required skills and knowledge and include achievement of the following:

  • recognise and report hazards in the workplace
  • follow workplace safety procedures and directions
  • adjust, use, clean and store PPE according to safe work procedures and manufacturer directions
  • carry out basic safety checks on equipment before use
  • identify and handle hazardous substances according to workplace procedures
  • complete manual handling tasks using recommended technique
  • follow emergency procedures and warning signs.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions. Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.

OHS participation may include:

  • identification and control of all hazards found in the workplace
  • application of OHS policies, procedures and legislation.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Occupational health and safety

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field