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Participate in OHS processes

Unit Descriptor This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes to protect workers own health and safety, and that of others. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

1 . Work safely

  1. Follow established safety procedures when conducting work

  2. Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures

2 . Implement workplace safety requirements

  1. Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace

  2. Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures

  3. Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks

  4. Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons

3 . Participate in OHS consultative processes

  1. Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities

  2. Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures

  3. Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks

4 . Follow safety procedures

  1. Identify and report emergency incidents

  2. Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
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How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?
How are activities planned and organised?
How are problem solving skills applied?
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?
How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

Safety procedures may include:

Designated persons may include:

Hazards may include anything which is a source of:

Risk is:

Emergency incidents may include:

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

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:

Guidance information for assessment

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