List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.
1. Identify environmental hazards and assess risks.
1.1. Identify environmental hazards and document according to organisational work health and safety procedures.
1.2. Determine cause and source of environmental hazard.
1.3. Assess severity of risks associated with hazard in line with organisational safety procedures.
1.4. Record and report hazards, location and associated risks to relevant personnel.
2. Respond to environmental hazards.
2.1. Activate alarms for environmental hazards where appropriate.
2.2. Implement appropriate controls according to severity of associated risks.
2.3. Report and document hazardous incident according to workplace procedures.
3. Liaise with internal and external bodies.
3.1. Notify relevant licensing authorities of environmental hazard if required.
3.2. Liaise with internal and external bodies in accordance with legal requirements and organisational work health and safety policy.
3.3. Monitor status of environmental hazard and provide updates to appropriate personnel on an on-going basis.
4. Participate in investigation of safety incident.
4.1. Participate in review of safety incident.
4.2. Review current work practices to consider improved safety outcomes.
4.3. Communicate proposed improvements according to organisational procedures.
A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, and must be able to provide evidence that they can:
participate in hazard identification activities and complete environmental risk assessments at least twice in line with required enterprise intervals
complete the following documentation in each case:
hazard identification report
risk assessment report
suggest methods for eliminating or controlling risks associated with hazards that have been identified
review at least one workplace practice, identify potential hazards, assess associated risks and complete a basic report recommending changes to the workplace practice to control risks.
A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
basic aspects of the relevant state or territory workplace health and safety legislation, specifically requirements for:
when, where and how hazards must be identified
when, where and how risk assessments must be conducted
consultation in the hazard identification and risk assessment process
work health and safety committees or work health and safety representatives as mechanisms for consultation
reporting safety incidents and injuries to work health and safety authorities
common hazard risk assessment tools
format and use of appropriate hazard identification and risk assessment tools
methods for identifying hazards in the workplace
common methods applied to the assessment of safety risks, specifically the four-staged process model recommended and published by state and territory work health and safety authorities
common methods applied to controlling risks, specifically the five-stepped hierarchical process model recommended and published by state and territory work health and safety authorities
key features of common environmental hazards found in pulp and paper manufacturing facilities, associated health and safety risks and typical control measures including:
liquid and solids
organisational policy and procedures for:
identifying, recording and reporting hazards and safety incidents
assessing and reporting risks associated with hazards
reporting hazards and safety incidents to internal and external authorities
investigating safety incidents.
The following resources must be made available:
access to equipment, machinery and resources to monitor and control environmental hazards in a pulp or paper manufacturing facility
personal protective equipment required for monitoring environmental hazards
current plain English regulatory documents distributed by the local work health and safety government regulator
relevant personnel for the purposes of communicating information
proformas and standard documents for the following activities including:
safety incident reports
organisational work health and safety policies and procedures for identifying, recording and reporting hazards and safety incidents.
Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or in a productive environment that accurately reflects performance in a workplace.
hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.