Unit of competency details

CUEOHS01B - Implement workplace health, safety and security procedures (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Apr/2008

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to CUEOHS01C - Implement workplace health, safety and security proceduresUpdated and equivalent 19/Apr/2008

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

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  09/Sep/2004 
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Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement Occupational Health and Safety policies and practices in the workplace where an established OHS framework already exists. It covers a range of industry contexts involving a variety of different conditions and hazards. This unit describes Occupational Health and Safety competencies applicable for employees with supervisory responsibility. This may include roles such as team leaders, production coordinators, forepersons or supervisors. Issues surrounding workplace health and safety will vary and training must be tailored to meet the needs of specific work areas.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement Occupational Health and Safety policies and practices in the workplace where an established OHS framework already exists. It covers a range of industry contexts involving a variety of different conditions and hazards. This unit describes Occupational Health and Safety competencies applicable for employees with supervisory responsibility. This may include roles such as team leaders, production coordinators, forepersons or supervisors. Issues surrounding workplace health and safety will vary and training must be tailored to meet the needs of specific work areas

Application of the Unit

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 

Element 

Performance Criteria 

1

Provide information on health and safety

1.1

Provide relevant information to the work group about occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs

1.2

Clearly explain OHS legislation and industry codes of practice to colleagues

2

Coordinate participation in health and safety issues

2.1

Implement and monitor organisational procedures for consultation over occupational health and safety issues to ensure that all members of the work group have the opportunity to contribute

2.2

Deal with and resolve issues raised through consultation and resolve them promptly or refer them to the appropriate personnel for resolution in accordance with workplace procedures

2.3

Make the outcomes of consultation over occupational health and safety issues known to the work group promptly

3

Implement and monitor procedures for controlling hazards and risks

3.1

Identify and report existing and potential hazards in the work area so that risk assessment and risk control procedures can be applied

3.2

Implement work procedures to control risks and monitor adherence to them by the work group in accordance with workplace procedures

3.3

Monitor existing risk control measures and report results regularly in accordance with workplace procedures

3.4

Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and report to designated personnel

4

Implement and monitor health and safety training

4.1

Identify occupational health and safety training needs accurately based on regular workplace monitoring

4.2

Make timely arrangements for fulfilling identified occupational health and safety training needs in consultation with relevant parties

5

Maintain occupational health and safety records

5.1

Complete occupational health and safety records accurately and legibly in accordance with workplace and legislative requirements

5.2

Use data to provide reliable and timely input to the management of workplace health and safety

Required Skills and Knowledge

Not applicable.

Evidence Guide

Underpinning knowledge and skills 

Assessment must include evidence of the following knowledge and skills:

general knowledge of relevant industry safety guidelines as they apply to particular areas of work, e.g. Screen Producers' Association of Australia, Safety Guidelines for the Entertainment Industry, Film Industry Recommended Safety Code and Safety Guidance Notes

provisions of OHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, including legal responsibilities of employers, employees and other parties with legal responsibilities

principles and practices of effective OHS management, such as:

the hierarchy of control

elements of an effective OHS management system

participation and consultation over OHS

incident investigation

risk management approaches

hazards which exist in the workplace and:

the range of control measures available for these hazards

considerations for choosing between different control measures, such as possible inadequacies with particular control measures

organisational OHS management systems, policies and procedures necessary to ensure OHS regulatory compliance, including procedures for:

communicating about OHS issues

consulting and allowing participation over OHS issues

identifying and reporting on hazards, e.g. through inspections

assessing risks

controlling risks

monitoring risk control measures

reporting budgetary and resource needs

responding to and dealing with hazardous events

OHS training

OHS record keeping and collection and use of incident data.

Linkages to other units 

There is a link between this general safety unit and many other operational units and combined assessment and/or training with those units is recommended, for example:

CUETEM01B - Co-ordinate production operations

BSBFLM404A - Lead work teams

Critical aspects of evidence 

The following evidence is critical to the judgement of competence in this unit:

knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations relating to OHS in the workplace, including relevant industry safety guidelines (as detailed above)

ability to monitor health and safety within the context of an established system where policies, procedures and programs already exist.

Method and context of assessment 

The assessment context must provide for:

project or work activities conducted over a period of time so that the implementation and monitoring aspects of the unit can be assessed

involvement of and interaction with a team for which the candidate coordinates OHS issues.

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

evaluation of reports prepared by the candidate detailing how OHS issues were addressed in a given project or work activity

evaluation of projects conducted by the candidate to address OHS issues in a given workplace

case studies and problem solving exercises to develop OHS responses to different workplace situations

review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate.

Assessment methods should closely reflect workplace demands and the needs of particular groups (e.g. people with disabilities, and people who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties such as speakers of languages other than English, remote communities and those with interrupted schooling).

Resource requirements 

Assessment of this unit requires access to:

relevant Occupational Health and Safety acts, regulations and codes of practices

organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Key competencies in this unit 

Key competencies are built into all workplace competencies. The table below describes those applicable to this unit. Trainers and assessors should ensure that they are addressed in training and assessment.

Level 1 = Perform

Level 2 = Administer and Manage

Level 3 = Design and Evaluate

Collecting , organising and analysing information  ()

Evaluating OHS training needs of staff.

Communicating ideas and information  ()

Providing a staff briefing.

Planning and organising activities  ()

Organising a risk audit.

Working with others and in teams  ()

Pro-actively seeking feedback on OHS issues from colleagues.

Using mathematical ideas and techniques  ()

Calculating regulatory requirements for OHS training.

Solving problems  ()

Developing a possible solution to a situation where staff may be breaching an OHS requirement.

Using technology  ()

Using an electronic update to inform colleagues about current OHS issues.

Underpinning knowledge and skills 

Assessment must include evidence of the following knowledge and skills:

general knowledge of relevant industry safety guidelines as they apply to particular areas of work, e.g. Screen Producers' Association of Australia, Safety Guidelines for the Entertainment Industry, Film Industry Recommended Safety Code and Safety Guidance Notes

provisions of OHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, including legal responsibilities of employers, employees and other parties with legal responsibilities

principles and practices of effective OHS management, such as:

the hierarchy of control

elements of an effective OHS management system

participation and consultation over OHS

incident investigation

risk management approaches

hazards which exist in the workplace and:

the range of control measures available for these hazards

considerations for choosing between different control measures, such as possible inadequacies with particular control measures

organisational OHS management systems, policies and procedures necessary to ensure OHS regulatory compliance, including procedures for:

communicating about OHS issues

consulting and allowing participation over OHS issues

identifying and reporting on hazards, e.g. through inspections

assessing risks

controlling risks

monitoring risk control measures

reporting budgetary and resource needs

responding to and dealing with hazardous events

OHS training

OHS record keeping and collection and use of incident data.

Linkages to other units 

There is a link between this general safety unit and many other operational units and combined assessment and/or training with those units is recommended, for example:

CUETEM01B - Co-ordinate production operations

BSBFLM404A - Lead work teams

Critical aspects of evidence 

The following evidence is critical to the judgement of competence in this unit:

knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations relating to OHS in the workplace, including relevant industry safety guidelines (as detailed above)

ability to monitor health and safety within the context of an established system where policies, procedures and programs already exist.

Method and context of assessment 

The assessment context must provide for:

project or work activities conducted over a period of time so that the implementation and monitoring aspects of the unit can be assessed

involvement of and interaction with a team for which the candidate coordinates OHS issues.

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:

evaluation of reports prepared by the candidate detailing how OHS issues were addressed in a given project or work activity

evaluation of projects conducted by the candidate to address OHS issues in a given workplace

case studies and problem solving exercises to develop OHS responses to different workplace situations

review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate.

Assessment methods should closely reflect workplace demands and the needs of particular groups (e.g. people with disabilities, and people who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties such as speakers of languages other than English, remote communities and those with interrupted schooling).

Resource requirements 

Assessment of this unit requires access to:

relevant Occupational Health and Safety acts, regulations and codes of practices

organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Key competencies in this unit 

Key competencies are built into all workplace competencies. The table below describes those applicable to this unit. Trainers and assessors should ensure that they are addressed in training and assessment.

Level 1 = Perform

Level 2 = Administer and Manage

Level 3 = Design and Evaluate

Collecting , organising and analysing information  ()

Evaluating OHS training needs of staff.

Communicating ideas and information  ()

Providing a staff briefing.

Planning and organising activities  ()

Organising a risk audit.

Working with others and in teams  ()

Pro-actively seeking feedback on OHS issues from colleagues.

Using mathematical ideas and techniques  ()

Calculating regulatory requirements for OHS training.

Solving problems  ()

Developing a possible solution to a situation where staff may be breaching an OHS requirement.

Using technology  ()

Using an electronic update to inform colleagues about current OHS issues.

Range Statement

The following explanations identify how this unit may be applied in different workplaces, sectors and circumstances.

This competency is to be exhibited in accordance with all relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation , particularly :

State/Territory OHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice

general duty of care under State/Territory legislation and common law

requirements for the maintenance and confidentiality of records of occupational injury and disease

provision of information and training

regulations and codes of practice relating to hazards present in the work area

health and safety representatives and/or Occupational Health and Safety committees and issue resolution.

Relevant workplace procedures may be :

formally documented or communicated verbally

general to the management of the enterprise, for example:

job procedures and work instructions

maintenance of plant and equipment

purchasing of supplies and equipment

specific to OHS, for example:

emergency response

providing OHS information

OHS training

consultation and participation

incident investigation

issue resolution

OHS record keeping

identifying hazards, e.g. inspections

assessing risks

controlling risks

reporting OHS issues.

Information may cover the following areas :

the induction of new workers

the nature of work and tasks, procedures and the limits to worker authority

hazards and risk management procedures

assistance with work tasks

direct supervision where necessary, e.g. for inexperienced workers

legislation and codes of practice, e.g. relating to hazards in the work area

consultation with health and safety representatives and OHS committees.

Participative arrangements may include :

formal and informal meetings

OHS committees

other committees, e.g. consultative, planning, purchasing

health and safety representatives.

Identifying hazards may include activities associated with :

audits

workplace inspections

housekeeping

job and work system assessment

OHS record keeping

maintenance of plant and equipment

purchasing of supplies and equipment

identifying employee concerns.

Controlling risks may include actions such as :

measures to remove the cause of a risk at its source

application of the hierarchy of control, namely:

elimination of the risk

engineering controls

administrative controls

personal protective clothing and equipment

consultation with workers and their representatives.

Hazardous events may include :

accidents

fires and explosions

emergencies, e.g. chemical spills

bomb scares.

Procedures for dealing with these may include :

evacuation

chemical containment

First Aid procedures

accident/incident reporting and investigation.

OHS training may include :

induction training

specific hazard training

specific task or equipment training

emergency and evacuation training

training as part of broader programs, e.g. equipment operation.

OHS records may include :

OHS audits and inspection reports

records of occupational injury and disease

health surveillance and workplace environmental monitoring records

records of instruction and training

manufacturer and supplier information, including material safety data sheets and dangerous goods storage lists

hazardous substances registers

maintenance and testing reports

workers compensation and rehabilitation records

First Aid/medical post records.

The following explanations identify how this unit may be applied in different workplaces, sectors and circumstances.

This competency is to be exhibited in accordance with all relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation , particularly :

State/Territory OHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice

general duty of care under State/Territory legislation and common law

requirements for the maintenance and confidentiality of records of occupational injury and disease

provision of information and training

regulations and codes of practice relating to hazards present in the work area

health and safety representatives and/or Occupational Health and Safety committees and issue resolution.

Relevant workplace procedures may be :

formally documented or communicated verbally

general to the management of the enterprise, for example:

job procedures and work instructions

maintenance of plant and equipment

purchasing of supplies and equipment

specific to OHS, for example:

emergency response

providing OHS information

OHS training

consultation and participation

incident investigation

issue resolution

OHS record keeping

identifying hazards, e.g. inspections

assessing risks

controlling risks

reporting OHS issues.

Information may cover the following areas :

the induction of new workers

the nature of work and tasks, procedures and the limits to worker authority

hazards and risk management procedures

assistance with work tasks

direct supervision where necessary, e.g. for inexperienced workers

legislation and codes of practice, e.g. relating to hazards in the work area

consultation with health and safety representatives and OHS committees.

Participative arrangements may include :

formal and informal meetings

OHS committees

other committees, e.g. consultative, planning, purchasing

health and safety representatives.

Identifying hazards may include activities associated with :

audits

workplace inspections

housekeeping

job and work system assessment

OHS record keeping

maintenance of plant and equipment

purchasing of supplies and equipment

identifying employee concerns.

Controlling risks may include actions such as :

measures to remove the cause of a risk at its source

application of the hierarchy of control, namely:

elimination of the risk

engineering controls

administrative controls

personal protective clothing and equipment

consultation with workers and their representatives.

Hazardous events may include :

accidents

fires and explosions

emergencies, e.g. chemical spills

bomb scares.

Procedures for dealing with these may include :

evacuation

chemical containment

First Aid procedures

accident/incident reporting and investigation.

OHS training may include :

induction training

specific hazard training

specific task or equipment training

emergency and evacuation training

training as part of broader programs, e.g. equipment operation.

OHS records may include :

OHS audits and inspection reports

records of occupational injury and disease

health surveillance and workplace environmental monitoring records

records of instruction and training

manufacturer and supplier information, including material safety data sheets and dangerous goods storage lists

hazardous substances registers

maintenance and testing reports

workers compensation and rehabilitation records

First Aid/medical post records.

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

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