Unit of competency details

BSBWHS603 - Implement WHS risk management (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS603A - Implement WHS risk managementUpdated 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
FNS - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-3.0 
CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-2.0 

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 work health and safety (WHS) risk management. It addresses the establishment, implementation, review and improvement of WHS risk management frameworks and processes.

It applies to people who apply advanced practical knowledge to coordinate, facilitate and maintain the WHS program within an organisation.

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 Manage effective WHS risk management consultation and participation processes

1.1 Identify individuals and parties who need to participate in, contribute to, and be consulted during each stage of WHS risk management

1.2 Apply knowledge of effective WHS consultation and participation processes to review existing consultation and participation processes

1.3 Modify existing consultation and participation processes and/or implement new processes to ensure effective consultation and participation during all stages of WHS risk management

1.4 Use consultation and participation processes to ensure WHS risk management processes are appropriate to the organisation and the WHS risks

2 Arrange for necessary resources during WHS risk management

2.1 Identify necessary resources required for each stage of WHS risk management

2.2 Budget for necessary resources

2.3 Procure resources and ensure availability as required

3 Review and improve existing WHS risk management processes

3.1 Access existing workplace WHS information and data

3.2 Identify existing WHS risk management processes

3.3 Consult with individuals and parties on WHS risk management processes

3.4 Review processes with regard to effectiveness of current risk controls, lessons learnt from events, changes in the internal and external contexts, emerging risks and performance against indicators

3.5 Use results of review to develop and implement effective WHS risk management

4 Establish the WHS risk management framework

4.1 Identify sources of information and data

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

5 Establish the context for WHS risk management

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

5.2 Identify individuals and parties impacting on WHS risk management

5.3 Identify factors that will impact on WHS risk management

5.4 Establish context of the WHS risk management process

5.5 Define risk criteria

6 Assess risks

6.1 Apply knowledge of WHS hazards and risks to undertake hazard identification

6.2 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation, WHS risk assessment and workplace WHS information and data to undertake risk analysis and evaluation

7 Control risks

7.1 Apply knowledge of outcomes of risk assessment, WHS risk controls, and WHS legislation to select risk treatment options

7.2 Prepare and implement risk control measures

8 Monitor, review and record the WHS risk management process

8.1 Apply knowledge of the organisation’s WHS management system (WHSMS) to monitor and review WHS risk management

8.2 Apply knowledge of the organisation’s WHS information system (WHSIS) to record the WHS 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, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2

  • Interprets and critically analyses complex texts to identify parties, processes, legislative requirements and other relevant information

Writing

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.5, 5.5, 6.2, 8.2

  • Develops and documents information related to risk management processes matching style of writing to purpose and audience
  • Uses appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structure and organisational conventions to produce a range of documents

Oral communication

1.4, 3.3

  • Presents information using language appropriate to the audience
  • Uses questioning and active listening to seek information and encourage participation

Numeracy

2.2, 3.4, 5.5, 6.2, 8.1, 8.2

  • Analyses and synthesises embedded mathematical information when using workplace data in risk analysis and evaluation
  • Uses formal and informal oral and written mathematical language and representation to communicate about risk management processes, analysis, evaluation and monitoring

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 5.1, 5.2

  • Understands own legal rights and responsibilities and is extending understanding of general legal principles applicable across WHS risk management contexts
  • Keeps up to date on changes to legislation or regulations relevant to own rights and responsibilities and considers implications of these when negotiating, planning and undertaking WHS risk management work

Interact with others

1.4, 3.3

  • 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 when consulting on risk management processes

Get the work done

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.4, 3.5, 5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2

  • Uses logical planning processes, and an increasingly intuitive understanding of context, to identify relevant information and risks, and to identify and evaluate alternative strategies and resources for risk management
  • Uses systematic, analytical processes to select risk control options, setting goals, gathering relevant information, and identifying and evaluating options against agreed criteria
  • Uses formal and informal processes to monitor implementation of solutions and reflect on outcomes of risk management processes
  • Uses familiar digital systems and tools to access, organise, analyse and display information relevant to role

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

BSBWHS603 Implement WHS risk management

BSBWHS603A Implement WHS risk management

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:

  • manage effective work health and safety (WHS) risk management consultation and participation processes including:
  • identifying those who need to be involved
  • reviewing and improving exiting processes
  • ensuring processes are appropriate to the organisation and WHS risks
  • arrange for necessary resources during WHS risk management, including:
  • identifying and budgeting for requirements
  • procuring resources and ensuring availability
  • review and improve existing WHS risk management processes, including:
  • using workplace information and data
  • consulting with individuals and parties
  • considering effectiveness, current risk controls, lessons learnt from events, changes in the internal and external contexts, emerging risks and performance against indicators
  • develop a WHS risk management framework including:
  • using suitable sources of information and data to determine the purposes, objectives, principles and structure
  • establish the context for WHS risk management including:
  • identifying duty holders, legislative requirements, impacting individuals, parties and factors
  • defining risk criteria
  • assess risks including:
  • identifying hazards
  • undertaking risk analysis and evaluation
  • addressing requirements of WHS legislation, WHS risk assessment and workplace WHS information and data
  • control risks including:
  • selecting from control options according to outcomes of risk assessment, WHS hazards and risk controls, and WHS legislation
  • preparing and implementing risk control measures
  • monitor and review the WHS risk management process according to the organisation’s WHS management system (WHSMS) requirements
  • record the WHS risk management process according to the organisation’s WHS information system (WHSIS) requirements.

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:

  • explain different definitions of hazard and risk and how they are used by different individuals and parties
  • outline internal and external sources of WHS information and data and how to access them
  • identify organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • identify other functional areas that impact on the management of WHS
  • describe the principles and practices of a systematic approach to managing WHS
  • describe the principles of duty of care, including concepts of causation, foreseeability and preventability
  • describe the principles of incident causation and injury processes
  • list a range of risk analysis and assessment techniques and tools and their application and limitations
  • outline relevant and applicable Australian legislation, standards and publications
  • define risk as the effect of uncertainty on objectives
  • define risk management as a duty of persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) or officers under WHS legislation
  • give examples of standard industry risk controls for a range of hazards
  • outline techniques, tools and processes for identifying health and safety hazards and controlling risks:
  • hazard and risk checklists
  • hazard hunts
  • job safety analyses
  • manifests and registers, including for dangerous goods, hazardous chemicals and plant
  • safe work method statements
  • surveys using questionnaires, interviews and other survey techniques
  • workplace inspections and walk-throughs
  • describe 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:

  • office equipment and resources
  • relevant WHS legislation, standards and guidelines
  • workplace policies and procedures
  • reports from other parties consulted during the approach to WHS risk management
  • 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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