Unit of competency details

BSBWHS503 - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
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1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS503A - Contribute to the systematic management of WHS riskUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
NWP - National Water Training PackageNational Water Training Package 1.0 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 2.0,3.0 
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-3.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 14.4-14.5 
CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training PackageConstruction, Plumbing and Services Training Package 9.3-9.4 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
NWP50715 - Diploma of Water Industry OperationsDiploma of Water Industry Operations 
FWP50316 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame DesignDiploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design 
FWP50216 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame ManufactureDiploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture 
FWP50116 - Diploma of Forest and Forest ProductsDiploma of Forest and Forest Products 1-2 
FNS60815 - Advanced Diploma of Integrated Risk ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Integrated Risk Management 1-3 
FNS51815 - Diploma of Financial ServicesDiploma of Financial Services 1-4 
FNS50815 - Diploma of Integrated Risk ManagementDiploma of Integrated Risk Management 1-3 
DEF50617 - Diploma of Preventive HealthDiploma of Preventive Health 
CPP50911 - Diploma of Building DesignDiploma of Building Design 
CPC50509 - Diploma of Fire Systems DesignDiploma of Fire Systems Design 
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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 contribute to the systematic management of work health and safety (WHS) risk.

It applies to individuals who provide specialised knowledge, systematic approaches and guidance to a range of personnel.

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 National 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, regulatory 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 Access information and data to contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

1.1 Identify sources of information and data

1.2 Obtain information and data to determine the purposes, objectives, principles and framework of a systematic approach to managing WHS risk

2 Contribute to effective consultation and participation during all stages of risk management

2.1 Identify individuals and parties who need to participate and be consulted

2.2 Apply knowledge of effective consultation and participation to contribute to ensuring effective consultation and participation processes occur

3 Contribute to establishing the context for risk management

3.1 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation to identify duty holders and legislative requirements for WHS risk management

3.2 Identify individuals and parties impacting on risk management

3.3 Apply knowledge of organisation to identify factors that will impact on risk control

3.4 Contribute to establishing the context of the risk management process

3.5 Contribute to defining risk criteria

4 Contribute to risk assessment

4.1 Apply knowledge of workplace hazards and risks to contribute to risk identification

4.2 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation, risk assessment and workplace WHS information and data to contribute to risk analysis and evaluation

5 Contribute to risk treatment

5.1 Apply knowledge of WHS hazard and risk control, and WHS legislation to contribute to the selection of risk treatment options

5.2 Apply knowledge of the organisation’s WHS management system (WHSMS) and WHS information system (WHSIS) to prepare and implement risk treatment/s

6 Contribute to monitoring, reviewing and recording risk management process

6.1 Apply knowledge of the organisation’s WHSMS to contribute to monitoring and reviewing risk management processes

6.2 Apply knowledge of the organisation’s WHSIS to contribute to recording risk management process

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, 3.1,

  • Organises, evaluates and integrates information from a range of sources to determine requirements

Writing

2.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2

  • Records results of investigations using clear and comprehensible language and layout
  • Creates a range of formal texts using industry language appropriate to audience and environment

Oral Communication

2.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2

  • Uses listening and questioning techniques to clarify understanding and elicit the views of others
  • Presents information varying level of technical vocabulary to suit audience

Numeracy

1.1, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2

  • Collates, interprets and compares numerical and statistical information relevant to requirements

Navigate the world of work

3.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2

  • Considers legal and regulatory responsibilities when implementing, monitoring or reviewing risk management processes

Interact with others

2.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2

  • Identifies and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with others
  • Plays a lead role in situations requiring effective collaboration skills demonstrating the ability to guide discussions and negotiate outcomes

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.1-3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2

  • Develops plans or processes to manage relatively complex risk management tasks, with an awareness of how they contribute to operational and strategic goals
  • Considers whether, and how, others should be involved, using consultative or collaborative processes as an integral part of the decision-making process
  • Applies problem solving processes to determine solutions to risk management issues
  • Uses analytical and lateral thinking to review practices and suggest improvements
  • Uses a range of digitally based technology and applications to access, organise and share relevant information in effective ways

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS503 Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

BSBWHS503A Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.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:

  • identify, interpret and apply information from a range of sources to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a systematic approach to work health and safety (WHS) risk management
  • apply WHS Acts, regulations codes of practice and standards, including the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks
  • identify duty holders
  • explain the differences between a hazard and a risk and identify hazards and risks in the organisation
  • prepare an action plan to implement a systematic approach to WHS risk management
  • prepare positive performance indicators for evaluation of a systematic approach to WHS risk management
  • consult effectively with relevant stakeholders.

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 formal and informal communication and consultation processes, and key personnel related to communication, including duty holders
  • explain how the characteristics and composition of the workforce impact on WHS risk and the management of WHS with reference to:
  • communication skills
  • cultural background/diversity
  • gender
  • labour market changes
  • language, literacy and numeracy
  • structure and organisation of the workforce, for example part time, casual and contract workers, shift rosters, geographical location
  • workers with specific needs and limitations
  • workplace culture towards alcohol and other drug use
  • describe internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and explain how to access these sources
  • outline the limitations of generic hazard identification and risk assessment checklists, and risk ranking processes
  • describe the nature of workplace processes including work flow, planning and control and hazards relevant to the workplace
  • describe organisational behaviour and culture as it impacts on WHS, change and the work team
  • describe the key features of organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • identify other functional areas in the organisation that impact on the management of WHS
  • outline the key features of relevant commonwealth and state/territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material
  • describe the key principles and/or practices of:
  • a systematic approach to managing WHS
  • duty of care including concepts of causation, foreseeability and prevention
  • incident causation and injury processes
  • describe risk analysis and assessment techniques and tools, and their application and limitations
  • explain risk, as the effect of uncertainty, on objectives
  • explain the duty of persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) in regard to risk management under WHS legislation
  • describe the sources of occupational disease and their prevention
  • describe standard industry controls for hazards
  • describe techniques, tools and processes for identifying and controlling health and safety hazards and risks including :
  • hazard and risk checklists
  • hazard hunts
  • job safety analysis
  • manifests and registers including dangerous goods, hazardous chemicals and plant
  • safe work method statements
  • surveys using questionnaires, interviews and other survey techniques
  • workplace inspections and walk throughs
  • describe the key features of the toxicology of hazardous chemicals and potential health effects in the workplace.

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:

  • relevant WHS legislation, standards, codes of practice and guidelines
  • workplace policies and procedures and documentation
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

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

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