Unit of competency details

SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health and safety policies (Release 3)


Usage recommendation:
The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package10/Sep/2019
Supersedes and is equivalent to SRXOHS001B - Follow defined Occupational Health and Safety policies and proceduresE Updated and equivalent to SRXOHS001B Follow defined Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures06/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 06/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Jun/2011

Qualifications that include this unit

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SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and RecreationSuperseded1-2 
SIS30810 - Certificate III in Sports TrainerCertificate III in Sports TrainerSuperseded1-2 
SIS30413 - Certificate III in Outdoor RecreationCertificate III in Outdoor RecreationSuperseded
SIS20113 - Certificate II in Community ActivitiesCertificate II in Community ActivitiesSuperseded
SIS20510 - Certificate II in Sport CoachingCertificate II in Sport CoachingSuperseded1-2 
SIS30610 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationSuperseded1-2 
SIS10110 - Certificate I in Sport and RecreationCertificate I in Sport and RecreationSuperseded1-2 
SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor RecreationCertificate III in Outdoor RecreationSuperseded1-4 
SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor RecreationCertificate II in Outdoor RecreationSuperseded1-3 
SIS30310 - Certificate III in FitnessCertificate III in FitnessSuperseded1-4 
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Skill sets that include this unit

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SISSS00066 - Kayaking Guide White Water Grade 2Kayaking Guide White Water Grade 2Deleted1-5 
SISSS00099 - Trail Bike Guide - Day RidesTrail Bike Guide - Day RidesSuperseded1-2 
SISSS00007 - Abseiling Instructor Single Pitch (Natural Surfaces)Abseiling Instructor Single Pitch (Natural Surfaces)Deleted1-5 
SISSS00087 - Skiing Guide Overnight Intermediate Ski TouringSkiing Guide Overnight Intermediate Ski TouringDeleted1-3 
SISSS00035 - Challenge Ropes Course Manager (Low Ropes)Challenge Ropes Course Manager (Low Ropes)Deleted1-4 
SISSS00092 - Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports TrainerSports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports TrainerDeleted1-2 
SISSS00033 - Challenge Ropes Course Conductor (Low Ropes)Challenge Ropes Course Conductor (Low Ropes)Deleted1-5 
SISSS00023 - Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 3Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 3Deleted1-5 
SISSS00022 - Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 2Canoeing Instructor White Water Grade 2Deleted1-5 
SISSS00043 - Climbing Instruct (Natural Surfaces) Single Top RopeClimbing Instruct (Natural Surfaces) Single Top RopeSuperseded1-2 
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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  18/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

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Reduction of repetition.

No changes to competency outcome

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply general Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements in the workplace. It describes generic OHS responsibilities applicable to employees without managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to those working under supervision in a range of sport, recreation or fitness environments. This may include those working as assistants in after-school or holiday-care programs in a range of locations, those assisting a responsible person in coaching activities or those undertaking a supporting role in indoor recreation and fitness activities, as well as outdoor recreation activities, such as camps and other guided activities.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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


Not applicable

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements and Performance Criteria



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.

1. Observe health and safety procedures.

1.1. Identify relevant organisational policies and procedures .

1.2. Follow and maintain safety procedures to achieve a safe work environment

1.3. Identify and report safety issues  to designated personnel 

1.4. Identify potential manual-handling risks and manage tasks

1.5. Report work-related incidents and accidents to designated personnel.

2. Contribute to the management of OHS issues.

2.1. Raise OHS issues with designated personnel

2.2. Contribute to consultative processes for OHS management in the workplace

2.3. Make suggestions for improving organisational health and safety practices.

3. Carry out general maintenance procedures.

3.1. Monitor cleanliness, safety and tidiness of the workplace and remove general waste  as required.

3.2. Identify damaged items and equipment and notify appropriate personnel.

Required Skills and Knowledge

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

Required skills 

  • self-management skills to identify and meet OHS responsibilities
  • communication skills to:
  • report actual or potential hazards and incidents
  • participate in workplace processes to manage OHS
  • problem-solving skills to:
  • identify unsafe work practices
  • apply strategies for a safe work environment
  • language and literacy skills to identify and interpret safety signs and symbols.

Required knowledge 

  • organisational policies and procedures to enable understanding of rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • organisational policies and procedures to enable conduct of safe work activities and reporting of unsafe practices or equipment
  • consultative processes to manage and monitor health and safety issues to enable active participation in maintaining a safe workplace
  • risk-assessment processes to enable contribution to a safe workplace
  • potential hazards in the workplace to enable identification.

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 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • accesses and interprets relevant workplace safety information to carry out all work tasks safely and responsibly
  • addresses safety issues within the limits of own role and responsibility and identifies, clarifies and reports safety issues outside area of responsibility to appropriate personnel, including actual and potential hazards
  • contributes to participative arrangements for the management of the organisation’s OHS program.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure application of general OHS requirements relevant to the candidate’s current or intended work environment on multiple occasions to demonstrate competency and consistency of performance.

Assessment must also ensure access to:

  • a venue, facility or location with appropriate equipment and activity that reflects specific industry sector requirements and expectations
  • organisational consultative structures, including key health and safety staff and equipment and or aids to carry out tasks safely
  • documentation such as OHS policies and procedures.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • observation of applying safe work practices within work environment
  • oral and or written questioning to assess knowledge of organisational OHS procedures
  • portfolio of incident or accident reports submitted and or reported to relevant personnel
  • third-party reports from a supervisor detailing work performance.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations.

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.

Organisational policies and procedures  may include:

  • chemical handling
  • duty of care
  • emergency procedures
  • first aid
  • general maintenance
  • hazard identification
  • health and hygiene
  • issue resolution
  • manual handling
  • occupational health and safety
  • personal safety
  • reporting procedures
  • security
  • stress management
  • use of personal protective equipment
  • waste disposal.

Safety issues  may include:

  • environmental conditions
  • slippery surfaces
  • manual handling and lifting
  • toxic substances
  • industrial gases
  • body fluids
  • fire
  • infectious waste
  • sharps
  • chemical spills
  • dust and vapours
  • noise, light and energy sources
  • faulty electrical equipment
  • faulty sport or activity-specific equipment
  • vehicles
  • workplace stress.

Designated personnel  may include:

  • supervisors
  • managers
  • team leaders
  • OHS personnel.

General waste  may include:

  • building waste
  • foodstuffs
  • spillages
  • breakages
  • chemicals
  • blood
  • bandages
  • sanitary bins
  • garbage
  • sharps
  • paper and packaging materials.

Unit Sector(s)


Competency Field

Occupational Health and Safety.