Unit of competency details

SIRXWHS003 - Maintain workplace safety (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 31/Mar/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes SIRXWHS302 - Maintain store safety• Not Equivalent • Unit updated to meet Standards for Training Packages • Updated title • Significant change to the expression of elements and performance criteria to streamline language and better define essential outcomes and performance • Updated knowledge requirements to reflect unit revisions. 30/Mar/2016


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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  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Not applicable.

Application

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to ensure organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements are adhered to in the workplace by monitoring and coordinating workplace health and safety practices.

It applies to individuals working in frontline management roles in a diverse range of industry sectors and business contexts. They operate independently with some responsibility for others and decision making, and within established organisational policies and procedures.

This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation, for businesses to take a systematic approach to managing the safety of their workers and anyone else in the workplace.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

SIRXWHS002 Contribute to workplace health and safety

Competency Field

Work Health and Safety

Unit Sector

Cross-Sector

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. Facilitate team awareness of work health and safety.

1.1.Communicate relevant work health and safety legislation, and organisational policies and procedures to team members.

1.2.Make all current work health and safety information readily accessible to staff.

1.3.Demonstrate adherence to work health and safety to reinforce information.

1.4.Regularly provide team members with information on identified hazards and risk control procedures

2. Involve team members in work health and safety matters.

2.1.Provide opportunities for team members to consult and contribute to work health and safety issues and practices.

2.2.Resolve issues raised by team members promptly or refer to relevant personnel.

3. Maintain a safe work environment.

3.1.Monitor team adherence to work health and safety requirements, and arrange work health and safety training as required.

3.2.Implement organisational policies and procedures for identifying, preventing and reporting potential hazards.

3.3.Take prompt action to address non-compliance with procedures and safe work practices.

3.4.Investigate unsafe or hazardous events, identify causes, and report inadequacies in risk control measures or resource allocation for risk control to relevant personnel.

4. Maintain work health and safety records.

4.1.Complete and maintain work health and safety records according to organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.

4.2.Use information from records to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures.

4.3.Provide feedback to relevant personnel on workplace health and safety and areas for improvement.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.

SKILLS 

DESCRIPTION 

Reading skills to:

  • interpret unfamiliar and complex materials describing regulatory requirements for work health and safety management and organisational policies and procedures.

Writing skills to:

  • report on work health and safety practices, including recommendations for change and complete accurate records for regulatory compliance.

Oral communication skills to:

  • conduct sometimes complex work health and safety consultation activities
  • explain all work health and safety procedures and information on safe work practices.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ca051b1b-5101-4ec2-ac1c-49699303188d

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Not applicable.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • implement and monitor adherence to workplace health and safety requirements across three different work periods by:
  • identifying non-compliance and tasking appropriate action
  • providing feedback to team members relevant to work health and safety
  • coordinating a work health and safety consultative processes
  • monitor the effectiveness of the work health and safety procedures:
  • required adjustments
  • team member training needs
  • demonstrating correct procedure for applying work health and safety to a work activity
  • follow organisational policies and procedures to conduct a work health and safety investigation of one unsafe situation or hazardous event
  • complete all required documentation and reporting for the above work health and safety situation or event.

Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • organisational policies and procedures for:
  • manual handling and safe lifting
  • emergency procedures including fire, flood and cyclone
  • unsafe or hazardous goods
  • handling and storage
  • waste disposal
  • bomb threat procedures
  • store evacuation
  • accidents, sickness and injury
  • dangerous customers
  • recall and contamination
  • relevant Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and codes of practice
  • hierarchy of risk control
  • use of personal protective equipment
  • location of nearest first aid assistant or facility
  • manual handling and safe lifting techniques
  • possible fire and safety hazards
  • communication techniques to clearly communicate work health and safety information
  • reporting procedures for incidents and hazards
  • use of safety alarms, fire extinguishers and emergency exits.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in:

  • an industry workplace
  • a simulated industry environment.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • relevant work health and safety equipment
  • relevant documentation:
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation
  • organisational policies and procedures for work health and safety
  • incident reporting forms
  • WHS records
  • team members; these can be:
  • individuals in an industry workplace, or
  • individuals who participate in role plays or simulated activities, set up for the purpose of assessment, in a simulated industry environment.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ca051b1b-5101-4ec2-ac1c-49699303188d

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