Unit of competency details

BSBCMN211A - Participate in workplace safety procedures (Release 1)

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1 1 (this release)Current 17/Aug/2001

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DeletedDeleted from BSB01 Business Services Training Package (Superseded by BSB07)30/Nov/2007

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Classifications

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

Classification history

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  17/Aug/2001 
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INTRODUCTION

Unit Descriptor

This unit covers general Occupational Health and Safety requirements in business organisations and is essential for employees without managerial or supervisory responsibilities. The unit is based on Generic Competency A in the National Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards [NOHSC:7025 (1998) 2nd edition].

This unit is related to BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures and BSBCMN311A Maintain workplace safety.

Competency Field

Common

Element

Performance Criteria

1. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

1.1 Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to designated personnel according to workplace procedures

1.2 Workplace procedures and work instructions for assessing and controlling risks are followed accurately

1.3 Workplace procedures for dealing with incidents (accidents), fire and other emergencies are followed whenever necessary within the scope of responsibilities and competencies

2. Contribute to Occupational Health & Safety in the workplace

2.1 Occupational Health and Safety issues are raised with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation

2.2 Contributions to participative arrangements for Occupational Health and Safety management in the workplace are made within organisational procedures and the scope of responsibilities and competencies

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency, allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables may be present for this particular unit:

Legislation, codes and national standards relevant to the workplace which may include:

• award and enterprise agreements and relevant industrial instruments

• relevant legislation from all levels of government that affects business operation, especially in regard to Occupational Health and Safety and environmental issues, equal opportunity, industrial relations and anti-discrimination

• relevant industry codes of practice

Relevant workplace procedures may include:

• hazard reporting procedures

• job procedures and safe work instructions and allocation of responsibilities

• emergency procedures

• accident and near miss reporting and recording procedures

• consultation on Occupational Health and Safety issues

• correct selection, use, storage and maintenance procedures for use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

• control of risks

Hazards identification may include:

• checking equipment or the work station and work area before work commences and during work

• workplace inspections

• on-job housekeeping checks

Designated personnel may include:

• supervisors

• managers

• team leaders

• designated Occupational Health and Safety officers

• health and safety representatives

• other persons authorised or nominated by the enterprise or industry to:

• perform specified work

• approve specified work

• inspect specified work

• direct specified work

Contributions may include:

• behaviour that contributes to a safe working environment

• identifying and reporting risks or hazards

• using business equipment according to guidelines

• listening to the ideas and opinions of others in the team

• sharing opinions, views, knowledge and skills

Emergencies may include:

• chemical spills

• bomb threats

• fire

• occupational violence

Participative arrangements may include:

• formal and informal health and safety meetings

• health and safety committees

• other committees, for example, consultative planning and purchasing

• meetings called by health and safety representatives

• suggestions, requests, reports and concerns put forward to management

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, underpinning knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read in conjunction with the Range Statement.

Critical Aspects of Evidence

• Hazards are recognised and reported to designated personnel

• All relevant workplace procedures are accurately followed

• Hazards and risks in the workplace are communicated

• Contribute to the management of Occupational Health and Safety of the workplace at level of own responsibility

Underpinning Knowledge*

* At this level the learner must demonstrate basic operational knowledge in a moderate range of areas.

• The relevant legislation from all levels of government that affects business operation, especially in regard to Occupational Health and Safety and environmental issues, equal opportunity, industrial relations and anti-discrimination

• Understanding ways in which OHS is managed in the workplace including procedures for fire, emergency, accident and near miss and control of risks

• Knowledge of workplace hazards

• Knowledge of designated personnel responsible for reporting OHS concerns

• Understanding of the meaning of Occupational Health and Safety signs and symbols relevant to area of work

Underpinning Skills

• Following safe work and emergency instructions

• Communicating skills relating to OHS reporting requirements

• Consultation skills for participating in group meetings

• Literacy skills to understand workplace procedures and work instructions for identifying and reporting hazards and interpreting Occupational Health and Safety signs and symbols

• Ability to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities

Resource Implications

The learner and trainer should have access to appropriate documentation and resources normally used in the workplace

Consistency of Performance

In order to achieve consistency of performance, evidence should be collected over a set period of time which is sufficient to include dealings with an appropriate range and variety of situations

Context/s of Assessment

• Competency is demonstrated by performance of all stated criteria, including paying particular attention to the critical aspects and the knowledge and skills elaborated in the Evidence Guide, and within the scope as defined by the Range Statement

• Assessment must take account of the endorsed assessment guidelines in the Business Services Training Package

• Assessment of performance requirements in this unit should be undertaken in an actual workplace or simulated environment

• Assessment should reinforce the integration of the key competencies and the Business Services Common Competencies for the particular AQF Level. Refer to the Key Competency Levels at the end of this unit

KEY COMPETENCY LEVELS

NB: These levels do not relate to the Australian Qualifications Framework. They relate to the seven areas of generic competency that underpin effective workplace practices.

Collect, analyse and organise information

Communicate ideas and information

Plan and organise activities

Work with others and in teams

Use mathematical ideas and techniques

Solve problems

Use technology

Level 1

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Three levels of performance denote level of competency required to perform a task.

1. Perform 2. Administer 3. Design

• Collecting, analysing and organising information – to recognise hazards

• Communicating ideas and information – to raise Occupational Health and Safety issues

• Planning and organising activities – to organise activities in line with Occupational Health and Safety procedures

• Working with teams and others – to contribute to safe workplace practices

• Using mathematical ideas and techniques – to interpret workplace information

• Solving problems – to recognise and report hazards

• Using technology – to access workplace information

Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for advice on how to use the Key Competencies

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