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Unit of competency details

BSBWHS301 - Maintain workplace safety (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS301A - Maintain workplace safetyUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Minor edits to clarify intent of performance criteria 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UEG - Gas Industry Training PackageGas Industry Training Package 1.0 
SFI - Seafood IndustrySeafood Industry 1.0 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0-4.2 
RGR - Racing and Breeding Training PackageRacing and Breeding Training Package 2.0-3.1 
PUA - Public SafetyPublic Safety 1.0-1.1 
PSP - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0-2.0 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 1.0-3.0 
MST - Textiles, Clothing and FootwearTextiles, Clothing and Footwear 3.0-4.0 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 2.0-4.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 1.0-2.3 
CSC - Correctional Services Training PackageCorrectional Services Training Package 2.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 14.4-14.5 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-6.1 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-5.0 
AUM - Automotive ManufacturingAutomotive Manufacturing 2.0 
ACM - Animal Care and Management Training PackageAnimal Care and Management Training Package 2.0-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleRelease
UEG40118 - Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations
UEG30118 - Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
SFI40319 - Certificate IV in Fisheries ComplianceCertificate IV in Fisheries Compliance
RII32218 - Certificate III in Well Servicing OperationsCertificate III in Well Servicing Operations
RII32215 - Certificate III in Well Servicing OperationsCertificate III in Well Servicing Operations
RII32018 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (Onshore)Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (Onshore)
RII32015 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)Certificate III in Drilling Oil/Gas (On shore)
RII31915 - Certificate III in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore)Certificate III in Drilling Oil & Gas (Off shore)1-2 
RII31815 - Certificate III in Drilling OperationsCertificate III in Drilling Operations1-2 
RGR40619 - Certificate IV in Horse BreedingCertificate IV in Horse Breeding
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Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

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 implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.

The unit applies to individuals who have a key role in maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. In their role they closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they have a responsibility for influencing safety in the workplace.

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. Assist with incorporating WHS policies and procedures into work team processes

1.1 Use WHS legislation as the basis for meeting the health and safety requirements of a small work team

1.2 Assist in providing and clearly explaining information to the work team about the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures, programs and legislative requirements

1.3 Assist in regularly providing and clearly explaining information to the work team about identifying hazards and risk assessment outcomes

2. Support participative arrangements for managing WHS

2.1 Implement and monitor organisational consultative procedures to facilitate participation of the work team in managing work area WHS

2.2 Deal promptly with issues raised through consultation according to organisational procedures for issue resolution

2.3 Encourage and assist work team members to contribute to managing WHS

2.4 Engage with individuals and work teams to identify and implement improvements in managing WHS feedback

3. Support the organisation’s procedures for providing WHS training

3.1 Provide advice on WHS training needs of individuals and the work team

3.2 Provide advice on strategies and opportunities for developing work team’s WHS competence

3.3 Provide coaching and mentoring assistance to work team members to support the effective development of individual and team WHS competence

4. Participate in identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks for the work area

4.1 Provide advice on hazards in the work area according to organisational policies and procedures, and WHS legal requirements

4.2 Support the implementation of procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of control and according to organisational procedures and WHS legal requirements

4.3 Identify and report inadequacies in existing risk control measures according to organisational procedures, the hierarchy of control and WHS legal requirements

4.4 Accurately complete and maintain WHS incident records in the work area according to organisational procedures and WHS legislative requirements

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

  • Interprets and analyses legislative and organisational documentation
  • Applies appropriate strategies to construct meaning from legislative and organisational documentation

Writing

1.2, 1.3, 4.3, 4.4

  • Documents WHS information using required format and industry specific vocabulary

Oral communication

1.2, 1.3, 3.3

  • Presents information using language appropriate to audience
  • Uses questioning and active listening to confirm understanding

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

  • Follows policies, procedures and legislative requirements relevant to own role
  • Keeps up to date on changes to legislation or regulations relevant to own role

Interact with others

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4

  • Selects appropriate communication protocols and conventions to provide information to others
  • Collaborates with others to achieve joint outcomes, playing an active role in facilitating effective group interaction, influencing direction and taking a leadership role on occasion
  • Beginning to provide feedback to others in forms they can engage with and respond to in the context of encouraging participative contributions

Get the work done

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

  • Sequences and schedules activities, monitors implementation and manages relevant communication
  • Initiates standard procedures when responding to issues raised through consultation
  • Uses feedback to identify and implement opportunities improve arrangements for managing WHS issues to improvement

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS301 Maintain workplace safety

BSBWHS301A Maintain workplace safety

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Minor edits to clarify intent of performance criteria

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

 

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:

  • implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures
  • identify hazards and assess and control risks
  • assist in explaining and improving WHS policies, procedures and legislative requirements applicable to the organisation
  • assist in explaining hazards identification and risk assessment outcomes to other team members
  • implement and monitor consultation about WHS according to legislative and organisational requirements
  • deal promptly with issues raised as a result of WHS consultation
  • encourage work team to contribute to identifying and implementing improvements to WHS feedback
  • assist others to develop WHS competence and provide advice on training needs
  • complete WHS documentation.

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:

  • describe characteristics and composition of the work team
  • describe procedures for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling associated risks to health and safety, including the hierarchy of control
  • outline organisational WHS policies and procedures including those relating to risk management, fire, emergencies, evacuation, incident investigation and reporting
  • describe relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice from all levels of government that impact on business operations, especially with regard to WHS and environmental issues, equal opportunity, industrial relations and anti-discrimination
  • identify WHS aspects of other organisational systems and procedures.

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:

  • safety processes relevant to the area of work
  • organisational policies and procedures, standard operating procedures and plans
  • WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, licensing requirements and standards
  • appropriate office equipment and resources used in the identification and rectification of WHS compliance breaches.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10