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Contribute to OHS management system
|Unit Descriptor||On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to contribute to the workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) management system and ensure that the workplace is, so far as is practicable, safe and without risks to the health of workers.|
|1 . Establish and review procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risk.||
|2 . Establish and review incident procedures||
|3 . Implement and review training program from an OHS perspective.||
|4 . Implement and review OHS recording system.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|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?|
This unit covers live, real time and ongoing routine hazard identification and risk assessment.
This unit describes OHS requirements applicable for those with responsibilities for contributing to the workplace OHS management system within a work group or area. This may be as a team leader or as a supervisor. Roles and responsibilities will vary from organisation to organisation.
Review of activities may include review of written reports, performance appraisal or auditing procedures.
Competence is demonstrated in the context of an organisation where the OHS system with related policies, procedures and programs is already established. The role will relate to the maintenance and upkeep of the system.
All operations are performed in accordance with procedures.
Procedures include all relevant workplace procedures, work instructions, temporary instructions and relevant industry and government codes and standards.
Typical hazards include:
handling chemicals and hazardous materials
chemical and or hazardous materials spillage
gases and liquids under pressure
working at heights, in restricted or confined spaces, or environments subjected to heat, noise, dusts or vapours
fire and explosion.
Sources of relevant OHS information include:
OHS legislation and codes of practice
industry standards for materials, process, equipment etc
unions and industry associations
Internet, journals, magazines
policies and procedures
JSA, risk assessments, HAZOPs
hazard, incident and injury records
employee information brochures, newsletters etc
OHS reports such as inspections, technical reports.
Overview of assessment
The unit will be assessed in as holistic a manner as is practical and may be integrated with the assessment of other relevant units of competency. Assessment will occur over a range of situations that will include disruptions to normal, smooth operation.
Where the assessee does not currently possess evidence of competency in MSAOHS300A Facilitate the implementation of OHS for a work group, it may be co-assessed with this unit.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
It is essential that competence is demonstrated in the knowledge and skills defined in this unit. These may include the ability to:
identify/describe the workplace OHS system and State OHS legislative requirements as well as the importance of critical procedures
recognise and analyse potential situations that require action
implement appropriate corrective action.
There should be an underpinning understanding of the duty of care responsibilities of employer and employees.
Consistent performance should be demonstrated. For example, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of:
all relevant workplace procedures
the requirements that the workplace procedures should meet
the consultation processes, either general or specific to OHS
training and assessment of training needs
hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control methods
the need for specific hazard management policies and procedures
types and sources of OHS information
OHS record keeping systems
the system for and process of maintenance of plant and equipment
OHS issue resolution processes.
These aspects may be best assessed using a range of scenarios/case studies/what ifs as the stimulus with a walk through forming part of the response. These assessment activities should include a range of problems, including new, unusual and extreme situations that may have been generated from the past incident history of the workplace, incidents on similar plants around the world, hazard analysis activities and similar sources.
Assessment method and context
Assessment for this unit of competency will be on a processing plant or in a manufacturing environment.
Simulation may be required to allow for timely assessment of parts of this unit of competency. Simulation should be based on the actual workplace and will include walk throughs of the relevant competency components. Simulations may also include the use of case studies/scenarios and role plays.
This unit of competency requires a significant body of knowledge which will be assessed through questioning and the use of 'what if' scenarios both in the workplace (during demonstration of normal operations and walk throughs of abnormal operations) and off the job.
It is expected that this competency may be applicable in combination with other industry, occupation or workplace-specific competencies. In all cases it may be appropriate to assess this unit concurrently with relevant teamwork and communication units.
Specific resources for assessment
Assessment will require access to an operating plant or manufacturing environment over an extended period of time, or a suitable method of gathering evidence of operating ability over a range of situations. A bank of scenarios/case studies and 'what ifs' will be required as will a bank of questions that will be used to probe the reasoning behind the observable actions.