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Unit of competency details

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processesThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. 30/Jun/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 06/Aug/2015
(View details for release 2) 11/Jul/2013
(View details for release 1) 01/Jul/2013


Training packages that include this unit

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SIR - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.0-5.0 
CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 2.0-3.3 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-5.0 
RGR - Racing and Breeding Training PackageRacing and Breeding Training Package 1.0 
SIS - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-4.0 
HLT - HealthHealth 2.0-4.3 

Qualifications that include this unit

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HLT47415 - Certificate IV in AudiometryCertificate IV in Audiometry
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CHC30213 - Certificate III in Education SupportCertificate III in Education Support1-3 
CHC40513 - Certificate IV in Youth JusticeCertificate IV in Youth Justice1-4 
CHC34015 - Certificate III in Active VolunteeringCertificate III in Active Volunteering1-2 
CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and CareCertificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care1-4 
HLT40213 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeCertificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice1-5 
HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health AssistanceCertificate III in Allied Health Assistance1-2 
HLT35015 - Certificate III in Dental AssistingCertificate III in Dental Assisting
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52792WA - Advanced Diploma of Holistic Classical Yoga PracticesAdvanced Diploma of Holistic Classical Yoga Practices 
22481VIC - Certificate II in Work EducationCertificate II in Work Education 
10582NAT - Certificate I in Preparation for Work and TrainingCertificate I in Preparation for Work and Training 
10585NAT - Certificate III in Career AdvancementCertificate III in Career Advancement 
10584NAT - Certificate II in Career PreparationCertificate II in Career Preparation 
22523VIC - Certificate I in Employment PathwaysCertificate I in Employment Pathways 
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10694NAT - Certificate III in Christian LeadershipCertificate III in Christian Leadership 
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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  01/Nov/2013 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 3

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 2

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent competency outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Updated to incorporate content of unit HLTWHS200A. Revised scope of unit to reflect requirements of workers. New evidence requirements for assessment.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Follow safe work practices

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices

1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

1.3 Follow workplace emergency procedures

2. Implement safe work practices

2.1 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions

2.2 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

2.3 Take actions to maintain safe housekeeping practices in own work area

3. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

3.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

3.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities

3.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

4. Reflect on own safe work practices

4.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work area

4.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

  • Reading – in order to accurately read and interpret workplace safety policies and procedures including safety signs, dangerous goods classifications and safety instructions

The remaining foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 3

Updated:

  • assessor requirements statement
  • foundation skills lead in statement
  • licensing statement
  • modification history to reflect 2012 standards

Equivalent outcome.

Release 2

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent competency outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Updated to incorporate content of unit HLTWHS200A. Revised scope of unit to reflect requirements of workers. New evidence requirements for assessment.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory WHS regulations, relevant codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • contributed to a WHS meeting or inspection in workplace
  • conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results
  • consistently applied workplace safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role
  • followed workplace procedures for reporting hazards
  • followed workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • state/territory legislation and how it impacts on workplace regulations, codes of practice and industry standards, including:
  • state/territory WHS authorities
  • rights and responsibilities of employers and workers, including duty of care
  • hazardous manual tasks
  • infection control
  • safety signs and their meanings, including signs for:
  • dangerous goods classifications
  • emergency equipment
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • specific hazards such as sharps, radiation
  • hazard identification, including:
  • definition of a hazard
  • common workplace hazards relevant to the industry setting
  • workplace procedures for hazard identification
  • workplace emergency procedures
  • workplace policies and procedures for WHS

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated:

  • in the workplace

OR

  • in an environment that provides realistic in-depth industry validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • current workplace policies and procedures for WHS
  • PPE relevant to the workplace and job role of the worker

In addition, assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705