Unit of competency details

RIIRIS201B - Conduct local risk control (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 22/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIIRIS201D - Conduct local risk control 13/Nov/2013

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0-3.2 
PMC10 - Manufactured Mineral ProductsManufactured Mineral Products 1.1 
PMB07 - Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training PackagePlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package 2.0 
PMA08 - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training PackageChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package 4.0-5.0 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 8.0-8.4 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 2.0-4.1 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 12.0-14.5 
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 2.0 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 1.0-1.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
RII32109 - Certificate III in Timber Bridge Construction and MaintenanceCertificate III in Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance 
RII31709 - Certificate III in Tunnel ConstructionCertificate III in Tunnel Construction 
RII31609 - Certificate III in Trenchless TechnologyCertificate III in Trenchless Technology 1-2 
RII31509 - Certificate III in Road MarkingCertificate III in Road Marking 
RII31409 - Certificate III in Road Construction and MaintenanceCertificate III in Road Construction and Maintenance 
RII31309 - Certificate III in Pipe LayingCertificate III in Pipe Laying 
RII31209 - Certificate III in Civil FoundationsCertificate III in Civil Foundations 1-2 
RII31109 - Certificate III in Bridge Construction and MaintenanceCertificate III in Bridge Construction and Maintenance 
RII31009 - Certificate III in Bituminous SurfacingCertificate III in Bituminous Surfacing 
RII30912 - Certificate III in Civil ConstructionCertificate III in Civil Construction 1-2 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080317 Quality Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080317 Quality Management  12/Apr/2012 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit covers the conduct of local risk control in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes identifying hazards; assessing risk and identifying unacceptable risk; identifying, assessing and implementing risk treatments; and completing records and reports.

Application of the Unit

This unit is appropriate for those working in entry level operational roles, at worksites within:

  • Civil construction
  • Coal mining
  • Drilling
  • Extractive industries
  • Metalliferous mining

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

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



1. Identify hazards

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation  relevant to conducting local risk control

1.2. Inspect work area conditions to identify potential hazards  in the workplace

1.3. Apply existing procedures to deal with recognised hazards

1.4. Recognise the type and scope of unresolved hazards and their likely impact

2. Assess risk  and identify unacceptable risk

2.1. Assess and determine consequence  if the event should occur

2.2. Consider and determine likelihood  of the event

2.3. Identify criteria for the acceptability/unacceptability of the risk  or source from the appropriate party

2.4. Assess risk against criteria to identify if it warrants 'unacceptable risk'  status and either action or refer to the appropriate party

3. Identify, assess and implement risk treatments

3.1. Identify and consider all possible risk treatment options 

3.2. Identify options by preliminary analysis and consideration of possible options

3.3. Analyse options, including the identification of resource requirements

3.4. Select most appropriate action for dealing with the situation

3.5. Plan and prepare the course of action in detail and acquire/obtain required resources

3.6. Implement the risk treatment

3.7. Review risk management processes

4. Complete records and reports

4.1. Communicate information on the course of action and implementation

4.2. Complete records and reports  for hazards and actions from personal risk assessment as specified by legislation and site requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Specific skills are required to achieve the performance criteria in this unit, particularly for the application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be applied. This includes the ability to carry out the following as required to conduct local risk control:

  • apply legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures
  • speak clearly and directly, listen carefully to instructions and information, respond to and clarify directions
  • collect, analyse and organise information
  • access, interpret and apply site information
  • work with other team members
  • apply teamwork to a range of situations
  • apply problems solving skills
  • apply decision making skills
  • show initiative in adapting to changing work conditions or contexts
  • apply time management
  • take responsibility for self organisation of work priorities
  • apply mathematical skills to perform a basic risk ranking of hazards
  • interpret and apply material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Required knowledge 

Specific knowledge is required to achieve the performance criteria of this unit, particularly its application in a variety of circumstances in which the unit may be used. This includes knowledge of the following as required to conduct local risk control:

  • risk management processes and methods, including: identifying hazards, assessing risks, determining acceptability of risks, identifying controls
  • AS/NZS 4360-2004 Risk Management
  • specific worksite risk management procedures
  • specific worksite safety systems information
  • specific worksite communication, reporting and recording procedures

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 

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 worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

  • knowledge of the requirements, procedures and instructions to conduct local risk control
  • implementation of requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient conduct of local risk control
  • working with others to undertake and conduct of local risk control that meets all of the required outcomes
  • consistent timely completion of conducting local risk control that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required outcomes

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • This unit must be assessed in the context of the work environment. Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated environment provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of workplace performance, including task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
  • The assessment environment should not disadvantage the participant. For example, language, literacy and numeracy demands of assessment should not be greater than those required on the job.
  • Customisation of assessment and delivery environment to sensitively accommodate cultural diversity.
  • Aboriginal people and other people from a non English speaking background may have second language issues.
  • Assessment of this competency requires typical resources normally used in the work environment. Selection and use of resources for particular worksites may differ due to site circumstances.
  • Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities.
  • Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required.

Method of assessment 

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency. The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

  • written and/or oral assessment of the candidate's required knowledge
  • observed, documented and/or first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:
  • implementation of appropriate requirement, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient achievement of required outcomes
  • consistently achieving the required outcomes
  • first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:
  • working with others to undertake and conduct of local risk control

Guidance information for assessment 

Consult the SkillsDMC User Guide for further information on assessment including access and equity issues.

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.

Relevant compliance documentation  may include:

  • legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures
  • Australian standards
  • code of practice
  • Employment and Workplace Relations legislation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Disability Discrimination legislation

Hazard  is defined as:

  • a source of potential harm or a situation with a potential to cause loss

Hazards  may include:

  • equipment
  • stored energy
  • methods
  • plans
  • people
  • the work environment

Risk  is defined as:

  • The chance of something happening that will have an impact upon objectives. It is measured in terms of consequences and likelihood

Risk treatment  is defined as:

  • selection and implementation of appropriate options for dealing with risk

Consequence  is defined as:

  • the outcome of an event or situation expressed qualitatively or quantitatively, being a loss, injury, disadvantage or gain

Frequency  is defined as:

  • a measure of likelihood expressed as the number of occurrences of an event in a given time

Likelihood  is used as:

  • a qualitative description of probability and frequency

Probability  is defined as:

  • the measure of the chance of occurrence expressed as a number between 0 and 1

Criteria for the acceptability / unacceptability of the risk  must be determined by:

  • the organisation's internal policy, goals and/ or objectives in reference to relevant legislation

Risk treatment options  may include:

  • eliminating the hazard
  • substitution
  • engineering controls
  • administrative controls (procedures, etc)
  • personal protective equipment.

Records and reports  may include:

  • hazard reporting forms
  • supervisor/deputy/OCE reports
  • incident reports
  • near miss reports
  • shift reports
  • JSAs
  • Take 5
  • Step Back

Unit Sector(s)

Risk Management

Competency field

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Co-requisite units

Not applicable.

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