Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

BSBOHS509A Mapping and Delivery Guide
Ensure a safe workplace

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency BSBOHS509A - Ensure a safe workplace
Description This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application Managers play an important role in ensuring the safety of the workplace and the wellbeing of their staff. This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts. It takes a systems approach and ensures compliance with relevant legislative requirements.All those who have, or are likely to have, a management responsibility for OHS should undertake this unit.It is relevant for those with managerial responsibilities, either as an owner or employee-manager of a business.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field Management and Leadership - Management
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Establish and maintain an OHS system
  • Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise
  • Define OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in accordance with OHS policies, procedures and programs
  • Identify and approve financial and human resources for the effective operation of the OHS system
       
Element: Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of OHS
  • Establish and maintain participative arrangements with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation
  • Appropriately resolve issues raised through participative arrangements and consultation
  • Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees
       
Element: Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks
  • Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks
  • Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes
  • Develop and maintain procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control
  • Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
  • Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice
       
Element: Establish and maintain a quality OHS management system
  • Develop and provide an OHS induction and training program for all employees as part of the organisation's training program
  • Utilise system for OHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation
  • Measure and evaluate the OHS system in line with the organisation's quality systems framework
  • Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to achieve organisational OHS objectives
  • Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum
       


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.

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

detailed knowledge and application of all relevant OHS legislative frameworks

establishment and maintenance of arrangements for managing OHS within the organisations' business systems and practices

identification of intervention points for expert OHS advice

principles and practice of effective OHS management in a small, medium or large business.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

access to appropriate documentation and resources normally used in the workplace.

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios

assessment of written reports

demonstration of techniques

direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate

review of OHS policies, information provided on the OHS system, information about the outcomes of participation and consultation provided to employees

oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of OHS and OHS legislation

evaluation of OHS induction and training

review of OHS record keeping system.

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

other OHS units

units from the Diploma of Management.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Required skills

analytic skills to analyse relevant workplace data in order to identify hazards, and to assess and control risks

communication skills to consult with staff and to promote a safe workplace

problem-solving skills to deal with complex and non-routine difficulties

technology skills to store and retrieve relevant workplace data.

Required knowledge

application of the hierarchy of control (the preferred order of risk control measures from most to least preferred, that is, elimination, engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment)

hazard identification and risk management

relevant legislation from all levels of government that affects business operation, especially in regard to OHS and environmental issues, equal opportunity, industrial relations and anti-discrimination

reporting requirements.

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

OHS legislation will depend on state/territory legislation and requirements, and will include:

common law duties to meet general duty of care requirements

regulations and approved codes of practice relating to hazards in the work area

requirements for establishment of consultative arrangements including those for health and safety representatives, and health and safety committees

requirements for effective management of hazards

requirements for provision of information and training including training in safe operating procedures, procedures for workplace hazards, hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, and emergency and evacuation procedures

requirements for the maintenance and confidentiality of records of occupational injury and disease

Control of associated risks may include:

administrative

counselling/disciplinary processes

elimination

engineering

housekeeping and storage

issue resolution

OHS records maintenance and analysis

personal protective equipment

purchasing of supplies and equipment

workplace inspections including plant and equipment

Organisational health and safety record keeping may relate to:

audit and inspection reports

workplace environmental monitoring records

consultation e.g. meetings of health & safety committees, work group meeting agendas including OHS items and actions

induction, instruction and training

manufacturers' and suppliers' information including dangerous goods storage lists

hazardous substances registers

plant and equipment maintenance and testing reports

workers compensation and rehabilitation records

first aid/medical post records

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
Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise 
Define OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in accordance with OHS policies, procedures and programs 
Identify and approve financial and human resources for the effective operation of the OHS system 
Establish and maintain participative arrangements with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation 
Appropriately resolve issues raised through participative arrangements and consultation 
Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees 
Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks 
Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes 
Develop and maintain procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control 
Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures 
Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice 
Develop and provide an OHS induction and training program for all employees as part of the organisation's training program 
Utilise system for OHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation 
Measure and evaluate the OHS system in line with the organisation's quality systems framework 
Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to achieve organisational OHS objectives 
Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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