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Participate in workplace safety procedures

Unit Descriptor On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to identify occupational health and safety hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. The worker will also be capable of participating and contributing to OHS management issues.

1 . Identify hazards and assess risk.
  • Identify hazards in the work area and during the performance of workplace duties.

  • Assess level of risk.

2 . Follow procedures and strategies for risk control.
  • Report hazards in the work area to designated personnel according to workplace procedures

  • Follow workplace procedures and work instructions for assessing and controlling risks with minimal supervision.

  • Whenever necessary, within the scope of responsibilities and competencies, follow workplace procedures for dealing with hazards and incidents, fire and/or other emergencies.

3 . Contribute to OHS in the workplace.
  • Describe employee rights regarding consultation on OHS matters

  • Raise task and/or job specific OHS issues with appropriate people in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant OHS legislative requirements

  • Contribute to participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace within organisational procedures and the scope of responsibilities and competencies

  • Provide feedback to supervisor on hazards in work area in line with organisational OHS policies and procedures

  • Provide support in implementing procedures to control risks in accordance with organisational procedures

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Range Statement

Legislative arrangements

Relevant organisational procedures for managing risks include:

Work instructions may be:

Designated personnel for OHS referrals may be:

Examples of OHS issues which may need to be raised by workers with designated personnel may include:

Examples of contributions may include:

Examples of participative arrangements may include:

Controlling risks in the work area may include:

Reports identifying workplace hazards may be verbal or written and may include:

Definition of risk includes:

Evidence Guide

Critical aspects of assessment must include:

Method of assessment may include:

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units:

Essential Knowledge required includes:

Essential Skills required include:

Resource implications:

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