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Unit of competency details

CUAWHS302 - Apply work health and safety practices (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUSOHS301A - Follow occupational health and safety proceduresUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Minor edits to clarify intent. 14/Jan/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 15/Jan/2016


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Training packages that include this unit

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  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version 2.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow work health and safety (WHS) requirements in the creative industries.

It applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in various creative industry work contexts.

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. Implement safe work practices

1.1 Develop and maintain own knowledge of WHS legislation, codes of practice and workplace policies and procedures

1.2 Interpret legislative requirements, safety documentation and signage, and apply to work tasks

1.3 Comply with duty of care requirements

1.4 Use personal protective equipment and other measures as required to prevent injury or impairment

1.5 Use tools, equipment and materials according to safe work practices

1.6 Contribute to WHS consultative activities

1.7 Raise WHS issue with relevant personnel

2. Participate in hazard identification and risk assessment and control

2.1 Identify and report hazards or WHS issues in the workplace to relevant personnel

2.2 Assess and control risks according to own level of responsibility, in line with workplace procedures

2.3 Document risk control actions as required

2.4 Contribute to reporting workplace WHS, hazard, accident and incident reports as required

3. Follow emergency procedures

3.1 Report emergencies and incidents promptly to relevant personnel or authorities, according to workplace procedures

3.2 Deal with emergencies in line with own level of responsibility

3.3 Implement evacuation procedures as required

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, 2.4

  • Interprets textual information from a range of sources

Writing

2.3, 2.4

  • Completes workplace documentation according to requirements

Oral Communication

1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 3.1

  • Uses clear and direct words to relay information to others
  • Uses questioning and listening techniques to identify and clarity requirements

Navigate the world of work

1.1-1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1-3.3

  • Understands and complies with legislative and organisational requirements
  • Understands own WHS responsibilities

Interact with others

1.6, 1.7, 2.1, 3.1

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to keep the workplace safe

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3

  • Plans and completes a range of routine tasks in logical order
  • Assesses situations to decide on action required

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices

CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages.

Minor edits to clarify intent.

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package version 2.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • complete work tasks according to work health and safety (WHS) legislative and workplace requirements, including:
  • correctly using personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • following safety signs and symbols
  • communicating WHS issues to relevant personnel
  • participate in consultation about WHS issues
  • identify and report hazards according to workplace requirements
  • assess and control risks and document risk control measures according to own level of responsibility
  • follow procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies.

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 WHS rights and responsibilities that apply to own role
  • explain the term ‘duty of care’
  • describe typical health and safety roles in the workplace
  • list and describe common safety signs and symbols
  • explain procedures for reporting hazards, risks, incidents and accidents
  • identify and describe common hazards and major causes of accidents relevant to the workplace
  • explain what the term ‘risk control’ means
  • list and describe potential emergency situations and how to respond to them.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

  • workplace instructions and information relating to safe work practices
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

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

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1db201d9-4006-4430-839f-382ef6b803d5