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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.

  1. Access current, relevant information on legislative and industry requirements for hazard identification and risk assessment and control.

  2. Identify gaps in procedures.

  3. Develop workplace procedures to meet requirements.

  4. Involve relevant stakeholders in procedures development.

  5. Review the procedures on a regular basis by consulting stakeholder groups for feedback.

  6. Inform relevant stakeholders and other work groups of any changes and implement changes in the procedures.

2 . Establish and review incident procedures

  1. Identify legal and organisation requirements.

  2. Identify gaps in procedures.

  3. Develop workplace procedures for dealing with incidents.

  4. Review the procedures by consulting stakeholder groups for feedback.

  5. Inform relevant stakeholders and other work groups of any changes and implement changes in the procedures.

3 . Implement and review training program from an OHS perspective.

  1. Identify the legal, organisational and practical requirements for OHS training.

  2. Evaluate the workplace training program for OHS gaps.

  3. Review the program on a regular basis by consulting stakeholders and work groups for feedback.

  4. Take appropriate action to incorporate relevant feedback into the revised program.

  5. Inform relevant work groups of any changes and implement changes in the OHS training program.

4 . Implement and review OHS recording system.

  1. Identify the legal and organisational requirements for OHS records.

  2. Evaluate the workplace OHS recording system for gaps.

  3. Review the system on a regular basis by consulting stakeholders and work groups for feedback.

  4. Incorporate relevant feedback into the revised system in consultation with stakeholders.

  5. Inform relevant work groups of any changes and implement changes in the management of OHS record.

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
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?

Range Statement


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:

OHS Information

Sources of relevant OHS information include:

Evidence Guide

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:

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:

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.