Follow health, safety and security procedures
Issue Date: August 2019
This unit describes a fundamental workplace skill for those working within the service industries and applies to the full range of industry sectors and environments.
Frontline operational personnel who work under close supervision and guidance from others are involved in applying safe work practices during the normal course of their daily activities. They would be required to apply little discretion and judgement because they operate within predefined organisational OHS procedures. Safe working practices and following OHS procedures apply to all personnel operating at any level within the service industries.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures. It requires the ability to incorporate safe work practices into all workplace activities and to participate in the organisation's OHS management practices.
OHS legislation in all Australian states and territories imposes obligations on employees to participate in the management of their own health and safety and that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They have a duty to cooperate with their employer's initiatives to ensure safety at work.
No occupational licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
This unit is one of three hierarchical units describing varying levels of participation in OHS management practices:
SITX0HS001B Follow health, safety and security procedures
SITXOHS004B Implement and monitor workplace health, safety and security practices
SITXOHS005A Establish and maintain an OHS system.
The use of correct hygiene practices is covered in SITXOHS002A Follow workplace hygiene procedures.
The processes necessary to control specific workplace safety risks are covered in SITXOHS003B Identify hazards, and assess and control safety risks.
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