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Unit of competency details

BSBWHS411 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 18/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Oct/2020


Training packages that include this unit

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MAR - Maritime Training PackageMaritime Training Package 6.0-8.0 
AVI - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 7.0-8.1 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 6.0 
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 4.0-4.3 
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 8.0-9.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 3.0-4.1 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 5.0-5.1 
LGA - Local GovernmentLocal Government 1.0 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 6.0-7.1 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 7.0-7.2 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 6.0-6.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

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MAR30120 - Certificate III in Marina OperationsCertificate III in Marina Operations1-2 
FBP40321 - Certificate IV in Food ProcessingCertificate IV in Food Processing
RII40320 - Certificate IV in Underground Metalliferous Mining OperationsCertificate IV in Underground Metalliferous Mining Operations1-2 
NWP40120 - Certificate IV in Water Industry OperationsCertificate IV in Water Industry Operations
BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management PracticeCertificate IV in Project Management Practice
DEF40220 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance ManufactureCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture
RII40720 - Certificate IV in Civil ConstructionCertificate IV in Civil Construction1-2 
BSB40120 - Certificate IV in BusinessCertificate IV in Business
DEF40520 - Certificate IV in Simulator MaintenanceCertificate IV in Simulator Maintenance
BSB40420 - Certificate IV in Human Resource ManagementCertificate IV in Human Resource Management
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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  19/Oct/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 7.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

The unit applies to those with supervisory responsibilities in a work area who have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well-developed skills in creating solutions to problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

NOTES

1. 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 model WHS laws have not been implemented, registered training organisations (RTOs) are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to existing WHS legislative requirements.

2. The model WHS laws include the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model WHS Codes of Practice. See Safe Work Australia for further information.

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

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Provide information to work team about WHS policies and procedures

1.1 Identify and communicate relevant provisions about WHS laws to work team

1.2 Provide information about organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs, and ensure it is readily accessible to work team

1.3 Communicate information about identified hazards and outcomes of risk assessment and control to work team

2. Implement and monitor work team consultative arrangements for managing WHS

2.1 Communicate importance of consultation mechanisms in managing WHS risks to work team

2.2 Apply consultation mechanisms to facilitate work team participation in managing work area hazards, according to organisational policies and procedures

2.3 Contribute to managing issues raised through consultation mechanisms, according to organisational consultation procedures and WHS legislative requirements

2.4 Communicate outcomes of consultation about WHS issues to work team

3. Implement and monitor organisational procedures for providing WHS training to work team

3.1 Identify and document team WHS training needs according to organisational requirements and WHS laws

3.2 Make arrangements to meet WHS training needs of team members in consultation with relevant stakeholders

3.3 Provide workplace learning opportunities to facilitate team and individual achievement of identified WHS training needs

4. Implement and monitor organisational procedures and legal requirements for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks

4.1 Identify and report on hazards in work area according to organisational policies and procedures, and WHS legislative requirements

4.2 Contribute to managing and implementing hazard reports according to organisational policies and procedures, and WHS legislative requirements

4.3 Implement procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of control measures according to organisational policies and procedures, and WHS legislative requirements

4.4 Identify and report inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control measures, and WHS legislative requirements

4.5 Monitor outcomes of reports on inadequacies, as required, to ensure prompt organisational response

5. Implement and monitor organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records

5.1 Complete and maintain WHS incident records of occupational injury and disease in work area according to organisational policies and procedures, and WHS legislative requirements

5.2 Use aggregate information and data from work area records to meet organisational recordkeeping requirements

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Interprets and analyses WHS laws and organisational texts

Writing

  • Documents organisational WHS policies, procedures and programs according to WHS laws, using structure, layout and language suitable for audience
  • Records WHS issues and actions taken according to reporting requirements
  • Prepares and maintains required records using appropriate structure and vocabulary

Oral communication

  • Provides WHS organisational information and advice using structure and language suitable for audience
  • Uses questioning and active listening to clarify understanding

Navigate the world of work

  • Adheres to legal and regulatory responsibilities, and organisational policies and procedures in relation to own WHS role and responsibilities
  • Keeps up to date on changes to WHS laws, and related organisational policies and procedures relevant to own role

Interact with others

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols to facilitate consultation and provide feedback
  • Initiates and contributes to facilitating consultative role: responding, explaining, clarifying and expanding on ideas and information as required
  • Collaborates with others to achieve individual team member and team outcomes

Get the work done

  • Uses combination of logical planning and intuitive understanding of context to identify relevant information and risks, and to identify and evaluate alternative strategies
  • Uses decision-making processes: sets and clarifies goals, gathers information, and identifies and evaluates choices against a set of criteria
  • Takes responsibility for reporting WHS risk control inadequacies
  • Uses processes to monitor implementation of WHS organisational procedures

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on 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 7.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, and to:

  • implement and monitor the work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs for one work area in an organisation.

During the above, the candidate must:

  • explain relevant WHS information clearly and accurately to work team
  • provide work team with access to WHS policies, procedures and programs in appropriate structure and language
  • implement and monitor procedures, according to WHS legislative and organisational requirements, for:
  • consultation on and communication about WHS hazards and risks
  • WHS training needs and learning opportunities
  • WHS records
  • using WHS aggregate data relating to hazards and risk control.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • key provisions of commonwealth and state/territory WHS laws that apply to the business, and procedures for their application in the work area
  • organisational policies and procedures for:
  • consulting during WHS issue management
  • identifying hazards and managing risks, including using aggregate information and work area data
  • incident response, investigation and reporting
  • legal responsibilities and duties of managers, supervisors, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and workers in relation to WHS risk management in the workplace
  • procedures for assessing implications of near misses in relation to incidents, injuries and illnesses in the work area
  • effective consultation mechanisms in managing health and safety risks in the workplace
  • features of effective workplace learning opportunities, including coaching and mentoring assistance that facilitates team and individual achievement of WHS training needs
  • key principles and components of the hierarchy of control measures
  • procedures for applying the hierarchy of control measures in own work area.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must comply with WHS laws, legal responsibilities and duty of care required for this unit. It must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities undertaken by individuals carrying out WHS duties in the workplace, and must include access to:

  • actual workplace or simulated environment
  • workplace equipment and resources
  • examples of documents about workplace safety, hazard identification and risk assessment
  • WHS laws and organisational documentation required to demonstrate the performance evidence
  • opportunities for interaction with others.

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

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10