• MEM13002B - Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace

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

MEM13002B Mapping and Delivery Guide
Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace

Version 1.0
Issue Date: September 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency MEM13002B - Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace
Description This unit covers applying principles of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in the workplace and undertaking a safety risk assessment for the employee's area of responsibility.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit applies to employees requiring additional OHS competencies beyond those inherent in their job.Band: AUnit Weight: 3
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field Occupational health and safety
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
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PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Apply principles of OHS in a workplace
  • Basic OHS principles of hazard identification, risk assessment and control are described.
  • Understanding of OHS legislation as it is applied in the workplace is demonstrated.
       
Element: Carry out safety audit
  • Regular safety audits in the area of responsibility are carried out in accordance with appropriate OHS standards.
       
Element: Identify health and safety improvements
  • OHS issues and suggestions for improvements are made to OHS Representatives and Committees as appropriate.
  • On the basis of safety audits or as required, hazards are identified and recommendations for their control are made.
  • Contributions to safety improvements are made using standard operating procedures.
  • OHS training needs are identified.
       
Element: Follow requirements of enterprise OHS program
  • Requirements of the OHS program are satisfied within the area of responsibility. This includes for example, accident investigation and emergency procedures.
       


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

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to undertake OHS activities in the workplace.

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

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit may be assessed on the job, off the job or a combination of both on and off the job. Where assessment occurs off the job, that is the candidate is not in productive work, then an appropriate simulation must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations. The competencies covered by this unit would be demonstrated by an individual working alone or as part of a team. The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate.

This unit could be assessed in conjunction with any other units addressing the safety, quality, communication, materials handling, recording and reporting associated with undertaking occupational health and safety activities in the workplace or other units requiring the exercise of the skills and knowledge covered by this unit.

Method of assessment

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, samples and questioning. Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit of competency. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required. The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Guidance information for assessment


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

Look for evidence that confirms skills in:

performing safety audits

making safety improvements

initiating OHS training

meeting requirements of the OHS program and procedures in the individual's area(s) of responsibility

reading and interpreting audit and safety-related documentation

following audit and OHS procedures

entering information onto audit reports and other relevant documents

communicating effectively about OHS activities with workplace personnel

Required knowledge

Look for evidence that confirms knowledge of:

principles of hazard identification, assessment and control as applied to the workplace

procedures for hazard identification, assessment and control

application of OHS legislation in the workplace

procedures for conducting safety audits

safety standards applicable to the individual's area(s) of responsibility

the frequency at which safety audits should be conducted

procedures for implementing OHS improvements

the means of rectifying given or identified hazards

reasons for selecting the chosen means of rectifying the hazard

the authority to whom recommended OHS improvements are to be reported

procedures for making safety improvements

requirement for OHS training in the individual's area(s) of responsibility

objectives of OHS training

procedures for initiating OHS training

accident investigation procedures

emergency OHS procedures

the role of the individual in carrying out accident investigations and emergency procedures

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.

Risk assessment

Risk assessment is a process that involves:

analysing the risk to identify influencing factors and the range of potential consequences

assessing:

the effectiveness of existing controls

the likelihood of each consequence considering exposure and hazard level

and combining these in some way to obtain a level of risk

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
Basic OHS principles of hazard identification, risk assessment and control are described. 
Understanding of OHS legislation as it is applied in the workplace is demonstrated. 
Regular safety audits in the area of responsibility are carried out in accordance with appropriate OHS standards. 
OHS issues and suggestions for improvements are made to OHS Representatives and Committees as appropriate. 
On the basis of safety audits or as required, hazards are identified and recommendations for their control are made. 
Contributions to safety improvements are made using standard operating procedures. 
OHS training needs are identified. 
Requirements of the OHS program are satisfied within the area of responsibility. This includes for example, accident investigation and emergency procedures. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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