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Unit of competency details

PUAWHS001 - Follow defined work, health and safety policies and procedures (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUAOHS001C - Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures 15/Jul/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 16/Jul/2019


Qualifications that include this unit

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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  16/Jul/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the Public Safety Training Package.

Application

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to applying general work, health and safety requirements when in a workplace environment, excluding emergency incidents.

The unit is applicable to personnel within the public safety sector however, it is particularly relevant to new personnel who need to apply Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements in a public safety context.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable

Competency Field

Work, Health and Safety

Unit Sector

Public Safety

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1  

Follow procedures for hazard identification and risk control 

1.1 

Hazards in the work area are identified, controlled and reported on to designated personnel, in accordance with organisational procedures

1.2 

Organisational procedures and work instructions for controlling risks are followed

1.3 

Organisational procedures for dealing with workplace emergencies are followed within duty of care responsibilities and competencies

2 

Contribute to participative arrangements for  WHS/OHS 

2.1 

WHS/OHS issues are raised with designated personnel, in accordance with organisational procedures and legislative requirements

2.2 

Contributions to participative arrangements in the workplace are made, in accordance with organisational procedures and duty of care responsibilities and competencies

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures.

Links

PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the Public Safety Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and includes

  • applying Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
  • communicating with others
  • contributing to WHS/OHS participative arrangements including group meetings
  • following organisational procedures for hazard identification, risk control and mitigation
  • using communication technology to workplace requirements

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and includes knowledge of

  • legislation and regulations
  • organisational documentation
  • organisational policies and procedures including hazard reporting, risk control and mitigation
  • participative arrangements for Work Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements
  • types of hazards
  • WHS/OHS organisational requirements
  • WHS/OHS signs and symbols relevant to area of work
  • workplace/area emergencies

Assessment Conditions

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in industry approved simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Resources for assessment must include access to

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
  • relevant and appropriate materials, equipment, tools and personal protective clothing and equipment currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation including organisational procedures, industry standards, equipment specifications, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Links

PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf