Assessor Resource

SITXWHS001
Participate in safe work practices

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: October 2018


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices.

The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation.

All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities.

The unit incorporates the requirement for all employees under state and territory WHS legislation, to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They must cooperate with their employer and follow practices to ensure safety at work.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Evidence Required

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

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Work safely.

1.1.Follow organisational health and safety procedures.

1.2.Incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities.

1.3.Follow safety directions of supervisors, managers and workplace safety warning signs.

1.4.Use personal protective equipment and clothing or designated uniform.

1.5.Promptly report unsafe work practices, issues and breaches of health, safety and security procedures.

1.6.Identify and remove hazards from immediate workplace area and report all workplace hazards as they arise.

2. Follow procedures for emergency situations.

2.1.Recognise emergency and potential emergency situations.

2.2.Follow organisational security and emergency procedures.

2.3.Seek assistance from colleagues or authorities during emergency situations.

2.4.Complete emergency incident reports accurately, following organisational procedures.

3. Participate in organisational WHS practices.

3.1.Participate in WHS management practices developed by the organisation to ensure a safe workplace.

3.2.Actively participate in the WHS consultation processes.

3.3.Report WHS issues and concerns as they arise.

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

demonstrate the use of predetermined health, safety and security procedures and safe work practices in work functions on at least three occasions

demonstrate correct procedures to respond in line with organisational security and emergency procedures during one emergency or potential emergency situation, seeking assistance where appropriate

participate in one of the following work health and safety (WHS) consultation activities:

discussion with, or formal report to, WHS representatives regarding a WHS matter

discussion with supervisor or manager regarding a WHS matter

staff meeting that involves WHS discussion.

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

basic aspects of the relevant state or territory occupational health and safety (OHS) or WHS legislation:

actions that must be adhered to by businesses

employer responsibilities

employee responsibilities to participate in WHS practices

employee responsibility to ensure safety of self, other workers and other people in the workplace within the scope of own work role

ramifications of failure to observe OHS or WHS legislation and organisational policies and procedures

specific industry sector and organisation:

workplace hazards and associated health, safety and security risks

contents of health, safety and security procedures relating to:

evacuation of staff and customers

security management of cash, documents, equipment, keys or people

format and use of template reports for hazards and incident and accident reporting

safe work practices for individual job roles

procedures for WHS management practices:

hazard identification

WHS induction training

safe work practice training

suggesting inclusions for WHS policies and procedures.

Skills must be demonstrated in an operational business environment. This can be:

an industry workplace

a simulated industry environment.

Assessment must ensure access to:

current plain English regulatory documents distributed by the local WHS government regulator

codes of practice and standards issued by government regulators or industry groups

WHS information and business management manuals issued by industry associations or commercial publishers

current commercial policies, procedures and template documents used for managing WHS practices.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Work safely.

1.1.Follow organisational health and safety procedures.

1.2.Incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities.

1.3.Follow safety directions of supervisors, managers and workplace safety warning signs.

1.4.Use personal protective equipment and clothing or designated uniform.

1.5.Promptly report unsafe work practices, issues and breaches of health, safety and security procedures.

1.6.Identify and remove hazards from immediate workplace area and report all workplace hazards as they arise.

2. Follow procedures for emergency situations.

2.1.Recognise emergency and potential emergency situations.

2.2.Follow organisational security and emergency procedures.

2.3.Seek assistance from colleagues or authorities during emergency situations.

2.4.Complete emergency incident reports accurately, following organisational procedures.

3. Participate in organisational WHS practices.

3.1.Participate in WHS management practices developed by the organisation to ensure a safe workplace.

3.2.Actively participate in the WHS consultation processes.

3.3.Report WHS issues and concerns as they arise.

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

demonstrate the use of predetermined health, safety and security procedures and safe work practices in work functions on at least three occasions

demonstrate correct procedures to respond in line with organisational security and emergency procedures during one emergency or potential emergency situation, seeking assistance where appropriate

participate in one of the following work health and safety (WHS) consultation activities:

discussion with, or formal report to, WHS representatives regarding a WHS matter

discussion with supervisor or manager regarding a WHS matter

staff meeting that involves WHS discussion.

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

basic aspects of the relevant state or territory occupational health and safety (OHS) or WHS legislation:

actions that must be adhered to by businesses

employer responsibilities

employee responsibilities to participate in WHS practices

employee responsibility to ensure safety of self, other workers and other people in the workplace within the scope of own work role

ramifications of failure to observe OHS or WHS legislation and organisational policies and procedures

specific industry sector and organisation:

workplace hazards and associated health, safety and security risks

contents of health, safety and security procedures relating to:

evacuation of staff and customers

security management of cash, documents, equipment, keys or people

format and use of template reports for hazards and incident and accident reporting

safe work practices for individual job roles

procedures for WHS management practices:

hazard identification

WHS induction training

safe work practice training

suggesting inclusions for WHS policies and procedures.

Skills must be demonstrated in an operational business environment. This can be:

an industry workplace

a simulated industry environment.

Assessment must ensure access to:

current plain English regulatory documents distributed by the local WHS government regulator

codes of practice and standards issued by government regulators or industry groups

WHS information and business management manuals issued by industry associations or commercial publishers

current commercial policies, procedures and template documents used for managing WHS practices.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Follow organisational health and safety procedures. 
Incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. 
Follow safety directions of supervisors, managers and workplace safety warning signs. 
Use personal protective equipment and clothing or designated uniform. 
Promptly report unsafe work practices, issues and breaches of health, safety and security procedures. 
Identify and remove hazards from immediate workplace area and report all workplace hazards as they arise. 
Recognise emergency and potential emergency situations. 
Follow organisational security and emergency procedures. 
Seek assistance from colleagues or authorities during emergency situations. 
Complete emergency incident reports accurately, following organisational procedures. 
Participate in WHS management practices developed by the organisation to ensure a safe workplace. 
Actively participate in the WHS consultation processes. 
Report WHS issues and concerns as they arise. 

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