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Unit of competency details

BSBWHS303 - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS303A - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controlUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Minor edits to clarify intent of performance criteria 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBWHS308 - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes 29/Aug/2019

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 
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 2.0-5.1 
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-4.0 
PUA - Public SafetyPublic Safety 1.0-1.1 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 1.0-2.0 
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-4.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0-2.3 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-4.0 

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
TLI33518 - Certificate III in StevedoringCertificate III in Stevedoring1-2 
TLI33516 - Certificate III in StevedoringCertificate III in Stevedoring
SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation
PUA30819 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
NWP30415 - Certificate III in Water Industry IrrigationCertificate III in Water Industry Irrigation
NWP30315 - Certificate III in Water Industry TreatmentCertificate III in Water Industry Treatment
NWP30215 - Certificate III in Water Industry OperationsCertificate III in Water Industry Operations
FNS60615 - Advanced Diploma of Banking Services ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Banking Services Management1-4 
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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 maintain a healthy and safe workplace through participation in the process of identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards and assessing and controlling WHS risks, and the promotion and support of worker consultation.

It applies to individuals who assist with the identification of workplace hazards and the assessment and control of WHS risks as part of their WHS responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.

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. Participate in workplace hazard identification

1.1 Participate in selecting hazard identification methods suitable for the workplace

1.2 Use selected methods to identify, report and record hazards according to workplace procedures and WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice

1.3 Provide information and assistance to persons conducting hazard identification

2. Participate in WHS risk assessment

2.1 Participate in selecting suitable risk assessment methods for the workplace

2.2 Use selected methods to assess and record risks according to workplace procedures and WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice

2.3 Provide information and assistance to persons conducting risk assessments

3. Promote and support worker consultation and participation in hazard identification and risk assessment

3.1 Advise workers of, and consult them about, hazard identification and risk assessment activities, according to workplace WHS consultation and participation policies, procedures and processes

3.2 Encourage workers to participate in these activities according to workplace WHS consultation and participation policies, procedures and processes

3.3 Advise workers of, and consult them about, the results and outcomes of these activities, according to workplace WHS consultation and participation policies, procedures and processes

4. Participate in developing, selecting and implementing WHS risk controls

4.1 Obtain workplace records of the outcomes of hazard identifications and risk assessments, and use them to participate in developing risk control options

4.2 Apply knowledge of WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, other information and guidelines, and workplace policies, procedures and processes to identify duty holders

4.3 Participate in selecting risk control options using appropriate criteria

4.4 Identify and report factors impeding successful implementation of selected risk controls

4.5 Participate in developing a risk control implementation and evaluation plan

4.6 Provide information about the implementation and evaluation plan to individuals and parties

5. Support effective worker consultation and participation in the risk control process

5.1 Advise workers of, and consult them about, developing risk control options, and selecting and implementing risk controls, according to workplace WHS consultation and participation policies, procedures and processes

5.2 Encourage workers to participate in these activities according to workplace WHS consultation and participation policies, procedures and processes

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, 2.1, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4

  • Interprets and identifies information from WHS legislation, workplace policy and procedure and records

Writing

1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1-3.3, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2

  • Uses formats and language appropriate to audience and context in plans, reports and general advice

Oral communication

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 4.6

  • Presents information or assistance using appropriate levels of industry specific vocabulary
  • Uses listening and questioning to clarify and confirm understanding

Navigate the world of work

1.2, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

  • Follows legal and regulatory responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures in relation to WHS role
  • Keeps up to date on changes to WHS legislation or regulations and organisational policies and procedures

Interact with others

1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2

  • Understands what to communicate and to whom in a range of contexts
  • Cooperates with others as part of WHS activities and contributes to specific activities requiring joint responsibility and accountability
  • Shares information and resources, offers assistance voluntarily and provides feedback when requested
  • Plays an active role in group discussions, paying attention to perspectives of others and encouraging participation

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 4.3

  • Plans and implements tasks to achieve required outcomes
  • Uses formal decision-making processes, setting or clarifying goals, gathering information and identifying and evaluating choices against a set of criteria in the WHS risk-management process

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS303 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

BSBWHS303A Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

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:

  • participate in selection and use of required methods to identify, report and record hazards
  • assess and record risks for identified hazards
  • promote and support worker consultation and participation in hazard identification and risk assessment
  • participate in developing, selecting and implementing risk control options and plans.

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 relevant Commonwealth and state or territory Acts, regulations, codes of practice standards, guidance material and other relevant publications
  • summarise work health and safety (WHS) legislative requirements about:
  • communication, consultation and participation
  • notification of incidents
  • recordkeeping
  • specific hazard identification and risk assessment and control methods
  • list the basic principles of incident causation and injury processes
  • explain the concept of hazards, risks and risk factors
  • describe hazard identification and risk assessment methods
  • identify internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access them
  • summarise organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • describe the range of WHS hazards that may be present in the workplace, the harm they can cause and how this harm occurs
  • describe risk control options for different hazards and work situations
  • identify types of hazard and risk registers
  • describe the workplace communication processes for sharing information about hazard identification, and risk assessment and control.

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 and plans
  • Acts, regulations, codes of practice, licensing requirements and standards
  • relevant data files
  • appropriate resources to manage the identification and rectification of breaches in compliance requirements.

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