Unit of competency details

FPICOR2205B - Follow OHS policies and procedures (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 20/May/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to FPICOR2205A - Follow OHS policies and proceduresUnit updated and equivalent 19/May/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to FWPCOR2205 - Follow WHS policies and procedures 12/May/2016

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FPI20711 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and ManufactureCertificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture 1-4 
FPI20710 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and ManufactureCertificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture 
FPI20611 - Certificate II in Timber MerchandisingCertificate II in Timber Merchandising 1-4 
FPI20605 - Certificate II in Timber MerchandisingCertificate II in Timber Merchandising 
FPI20511 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured ProductsCertificate II in Timber Manufactured Products 1-4 
FPI20505 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured ProductsCertificate II in Timber Manufactured Products 
FPI20411 - Certificate II in Wood Panel ProductsCertificate II in Wood Panel Products 1-4 
FPI20405 - Certificate II in Wood Panel ProductsCertificate II in Wood Panel Products 
FPI20311 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and ProcessingCertificate II in Sawmilling and Processing 1-4 
FPI20305 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and ProcessingCertificate II in Sawmilling and Processing 
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Skill sets that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Skill sets that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FPISS00023 - Skill set for fire salvage operationsSkill set for fire salvage operations 1-2 
FPISS00022 - Skill set for an excavator operatorSkill set for an excavator operator 1-3 
FPISS00010 - Skill set for an excavator operatorSkill set for an excavator operator 
FPISS00009 - Skill set for a skidder operatorSkill set for a skidder operator 
FPISS00021 - Skill set for a skidder operatorSkill set for a skidder operator 1-3 
FPISS00008 - Skill set for a single grip harvester operatorSkill set for a single grip harvester operator 
FPISS00020 - Skill set for a single grip harvester operatorSkill set for a single grip harvester operator 1-3 
FPISS00019 - Skill set for a plantation forest operatorSkill set for a plantation forest operator 1-2 
FPISS00018 - Skill set for a native forest operatorSkill set for a native forest operator 1-2 
FPISS00017 - Skill set for a mechanical processor operatorSkill set for a mechanical processor operator 1-3 
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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  07/Oct/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the outcomes required to work safely adhering to defined Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies and procedures to ensure own safety and that of others. The unit includes emergency, risk and hazard response procedures

General workplace legislative and regulatory requirements apply to this unit; however there are no specific licensing or certification requirements at the time of publication

This unit replaces FPICOR2205A Follow OHS policies and procedures

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

The unit involves following OHS policies and procedures in a variety of work settings including a forest environment, a saw mill, wood chip mill, veneer mill, board/plywood mill, timber treatment plants, downstream processing of timber, forest products factory, forest products sales and service, horticultural, domestic, local council, emergency services environment

The skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor

Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Follow safe work practices

1.1. Applicable OHS , environmental , legislative  and organisational requirements  relevant to following OHS policies and procedures are identified and followed

1.2. Work tasks are performed following safe operating procedures in line with organisational policies and procedures

1.3. Operation and use of tools , equipment and machinery  is appropriate to work task requirements and in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational policies and procedures

1.4. Personal protective equipment and clothing  is selected and used appropriate to work task requirements, and stored in line with organisational procedures

1.5. Plant and equipment guards  are used in line with manufacturer's specifications

1.6. Safety signs and symbols  are identified and followed

1.7. Communication  with others is established and maintained in line with organisational policies and procedures

2. Identify risks

2.1. Existing and potential hazards  in the work area  are identified and reported to appropriate personnel 

2.2. OHS issues and risks in the work area are identified and reported to appropriate personnel

2.3. Hazard, accident or incident reports are completed accurately and clearly in line with organisational policies and procedures

3. Follow emergency procedures

3.1. Appropriate personnel are notified in the event of an emergency

3.2. Workplace procedures and work instructions are followed for controlling risks and protecting the environment 

3.3. Safe workplace procedures for dealing with accidents and emergencies are followed within scope of responsibilities

3.4. Emergency and evacuation procedures are practised and carried out in the event of an emergency

3.5. Emergency and evacuation procedures are recorded and reported  accurately and clearly in line with organisational policies and procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Required skills 

  • Technical skills sufficient to use and maintain personal protective equipment and clothing
  • Communication skills sufficient to accurately follow emergency and evacuation procedures; use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues; accurately identify and follow safety signs and symbols
  • Literacy skills sufficient to accurately complete and maintain workplace information, records and reports
  • Numeracy skills sufficient to estimate, measure and calculate time required to complete a task
  • Problem solving skills sufficient to identify potential or existing risks and hazards in the workplace and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Required knowledge 

  • Applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices relevant to the full range of processes for OHS policies and procedures
  • Environmental protection requirements, including the safe disposal of waste material
  • Organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for OHS policies and procedures
  • Environmental risks and hazard identification
  • Established communication channels and protocols
  • Problem identification and resolution strategies and common fault finding techniques
  • Types of tools and equipment and procedures for their safe use and maintenance
  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimating and measuring, including calculating time to complete tasks
  • Procedures for recording and reporting workplace information

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence that they can safely and efficiently follow OHS policies and procedures

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to, and satisfy, all of the requirements of the elements of this unit and include demonstration of:

  • following applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory legislative and regulatory requirements and codes of practice relevant to following OHS policies and procedures
  • following organisational policies and procedures relevant to OHS policies and procedures
  • effective communication and safe work practices
  • response procedures to workplace risk, hazards and emergencies
  • accessing and applying workplace safety procedures

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or realistically simulated workplace
  • Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints
  • Assessment of required knowledge, other than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in an off-site context
  • Assessment is to follow relevant regulatory or Australian Standards requirements
  • The following resources should be made available:
  • workplace location or simulated workplace
  • materials and equipment relevant to undertaking work applicable to this unit
  • specifications and work instructions

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the FPI11 Training Package
  • Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of required knowledge
  • Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with questioning on required knowledge and it must also reinforce the integration of employability skills
  • Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access and correctly interpret and apply the required knowledge
  • Assessment may be applied under project-related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process
  • Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances
  • Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of other units of competency
  • The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate
  • Assessment practices should take into account any relevant language or cultural issues related to Aboriginality, gender or language backgrounds other than English
  • Where the participant has a disability, reasonable adjustment may be applied during assessment
  • Language and literacy demands of the assessment task should not be higher than those of the work role

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

OHS requirements :

are to be in line with applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation and regulations, and organisational safety policies and procedures, and may include:

  • personal protective equipment and clothing
  • safety equipment
  • first aid equipment
  • fire fighting equipment
  • hazard and risk control
  • fatigue management
  • elimination of hazardous materials and substances
  • safe forest practices including required actions relating to forest fire
  • manual handling including shifting, lifting and carrying
  • machine isolation and guarding

Environmental requirements may include :

  • legislation
  • organisational policies and procedures
  • workplace practices

Legislative requirements :

are to be in line with applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation, regulations, certification requirements and codes of practice and may include:

  • award and enterprise agreements
  • industrial relations
  • Australian Standards
  • confidentiality and privacy
  • OHS
  • the environment
  • equal opportunity
  • anti-discrimination
  • relevant industry codes of practice
  • duty of care
  • heritage and traditional land owner issues

Organisational requirements  may include:

  • legal
  • organisational and site guidelines
  • policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility
  • quality assurance
  • procedural manuals
  • quality and continuous improvement processes and standards
  • OHS, emergency and evacuation procedures
  • ethical standards
  • recording and reporting requirements
  • equipment use and maintenance and storage requirements
  • environmental management requirements (waste disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines)

Operation and use of tools , equipment and machinery  may include:

minimising:

  • the impact of their use on the environment
  • carbon emissions
  • waste

Personal protective equipment and clothing  may include:

that prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace policies and practices including:

  • overalls
  • steel capped boots
  • high visibility vest
  • jackets
  • gloves
  • safety glasses
  • safety visors
  • hard hats
  • caps
  • dust masks
  • respirators
  • ear muffs
  • ear plugs
  • cut resistant leg protection

Plant and equipment guards  may include:

  • those prescribed by the manufacturer of the plant or equipment and specified to be used under OHS legislation

Safety signs and symbols  may include:

  • hazard identification
  • site safety
  • directional
  • traffic
  • warning signs and symbols

Communication  may include:

  • verbal and non-verbal language
  • constructive feedback
  • active listening
  • questioning to clarify and confirm understanding
  • use of positive, confident and cooperative language
  • use of language and concepts appropriate to individual social and cultural differences
  • control of tone of voice and body language

Hazards  may include:

  • chemical spills
  • gases
  • liquids under pressure
  • moving machinery and equipment
  • hazardous materials
  • work at heights
  • high temperatures
  • noise
  • dust
  • vapours
  • fires
  • protrusions
  • sharp equipment
  • overhanging beams
  • traffic

Work area  may include:

  • forest site
  • manufacturing plant
  • retail outlet
  • warehouse
  • factory
  • office
  • plant

Appropriate personnel  may include:

  • safety officers
  • supervisors
  • suppliers
  • clients
  • colleagues
  • managers

Controlling risks and protecting the environment must ensure :

own safety and safety of others takes priority over environmental protection

Records and reports  may include

but not be limited to:

  • OHS policies and procedures
  • quality outcomes
  • hazards
  • incidents
  • equipment malfunctions

and may be:

  • manual
  • using a computer-based system or another appropriate organisational communication system

Unit Sector(s)

Not Applicable

Competency field

Competency field 

Core

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