Improving safety outcomes in remote Arnhem Land
Hazards and risks
Personal Protective Equipment
ICT Health and Safety
Healthy Ergonomic Workstation
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Operate safely in own work environment
1.1 Identify organisational WHS policies and procedures that apply to own work setting
1.2 Carry out work tasks according to WHS instructions
1.3 Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks under supervision and according to organisational policies and procedures
1.4 Participate in responding to incidents according to organisational policies and procedures
2. Operate safely within requirements of own role
2.1 Identify individuals and/or parties to whom queries and concerns about safety in the workplace should be directed
2.2 Identify existing and potential hazards relating to own role, and record and report them according to organisational policies and procedures
2.3 Identify and contribute to implementing WHS instructions and organisational policies and procedures specific to own work area
2.4 Identify and report incidents and injuries to required personnel according to organisational policies and procedures
3. Participate in WHS consultative processes
3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections, and other WHS consultative activities
3.2 Identify existing and potential WHS hazards and report them to designated persons according to organisational policies and procedures
3.3 Participate in actions to minimise or eliminate workplace hazards and to reduce risks
- Identifies and interprets short and simple information in relation to WHS and incidents
- Uses structure and language appropriate to audience and context when giving factual information
- Uses language and non-verbal communication appropriate to audience and context in descriptions, opinions and explanations
- Extracts meaning and main ideas from verbal descriptions, opinions and explanations
Navigate the world of work
- Follows WHS legislative requirements under supervision and with assistance
- Follows protocols and procedures relating to own role
- Seeks assistance from others when WHS issues are beyond scope of immediate responsibilities
Get the work done
- Plans, organises and implements routine tasks in order to optimise health and safety
- Selects and implements actions from predetermined procedures
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, and to:
- actively participate in two different work activities that contribute to the health and safety of self and others
- identify and report at least one hazard to designated personnel.
During the above, the candidate must follow required procedures and instructions relating to work health and safety (WHS) and incidents.
The candidate must demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. This includes knowledge of:
- organisational safety policies, procedures, instructions and requirements relating to own work role in relation to:
- checking systems and equipment
- conducting routine work operations
- personal protective equipment (PPE)
- recording existing and potential WHS issues
- responding to and reporting incidents and injuries
- responding to fires and incidents
- meaning of commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols
- duty holder responsibilities, as specified in WHS laws, including:
- self and co-workers
- persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs)
- others in the workplace
- distinction between hazards and risks
- WHS hazards that may be present in the workplace, including the harm they can cause and how this harm occurs
- process of hazard identification and risk control.
Assessment must comply with WHS laws, and WHS legal responsibilities and duty of care required for this unit. It must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities undertaken by individuals carrying out WHS duties in the workplace, and must include access to:
- organisational policies, standard operating procedures, and work instructions covered in the knowledge evidence
- WHS laws relevant to performance evidence requirements
- opportunities for interaction with others
- workplace equipment and resources required for the performance evidence.
Assessors of this unit must satisfy the assessor requirements in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.
1. Where are NT Safe offices?
2. Who is the Director of RAC?
3. What is Damien Djerrkura's job?
4. Give an example of a hazard and a risk.
5. Why is PPE necessary?
6. What does RSI stand for?
7. What causes RSI?
8. What causes bad work posture?
9. What must an employer do to address monitor problems?
10. Complete this sentence. Assess to
11. Step 1. Find a Problem. Steps 2 and 3?
12. What happens to 90% of businesses after 5 years and why?
13. What is the first step of a business plan?
14. What does ATO stand for?
15. What does ASIC stand for?