From Package: Business Services
What you get
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.
It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.
NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
By the end of this training course, participants will:
|1. Provide information to the work team about WHS policies and procedures||
1.1 Accurately explain to the work team relevant provisions of WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice
1.2 Provide information about the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs, and ensure it is readily accessible to, and understandable by the work team
1.3 Regularly provide and clearly explain to the work team information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and control
|2. Implement and monitor participation arrangements for managing WHS||
2.1 Communicate to workplace parties the importance of effective consultation mechanisms in managing health and safety risks in the workplace
2.2 Apply consultation procedures to facilitate participation of the work team in managing work area hazards
2.3 Promptly deal with issues raised through consultation, according to organisational consultation procedures and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements
2.4 Promptly record and communicate to the work team the outcomes of consultation over WHS issues
|3. Implement and monitor organisational procedures for providing WHS training||
3.1 Identify WHS training needs according to organisational requirements and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements
3.2 Make arrangements to meet WHS training needs of team members in consultation with relevant individuals
3.3 Provide workplace learning opportunities and coaching and mentoring assistance to facilitate team and individual achievement of identified WHS training needs
3.4 Identify and report to management the costs associated with providing training for work team, for inclusion in financial and management plans
|4. Implement and monitor organisational procedures and legal requirements for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks||
4.1 Identify and report on hazards in work area according to WHS policies and procedures and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements
4.2 Promptly action team member hazard reports according to organisational procedures and WHS legislative and regulatory requirements
4.3 Implement procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of control, according to organisational and WHS legislative requirements
4.4 Identify and report inadequacies in existing risk controls according to hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements
4.5 Monitor outcomes of reports on inadequacies, where appropriate, to ensure a prompt organisational response
|5. Implement and monitor organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records for the team||
5.1 Accurately complete and maintain WHS records of incidents of occupational injury and disease in work area, according to WHS policies, procedures and legislative requirements
5.2 Use aggregate information and data from work area records to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures in work area