Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMWHS301A, 'Contribute to workplace health and safety processes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and conduct work safely

1.1 Work is planned in accordance with relevant provisions of workplace health and safety legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes, guidance material and workplace safe working procedures.

1.2 Hazards are identifiedas part of work planning and work process.

1.3Identified hazards are addressed prior to starting work using judgement within defined scope of responsibilities.

1.4 Residual riskis reported according to organisation procedures.

1.5 Incidents and injuries are reported in line with organisation policies and procedures.

1.6 Workplace health and safety housekeeping is undertaken in work areas.

1.7 Own levels of stress and fatigue are monitored to ensure ability to work safely and sustainably.

2. Support others in working safely

2.1 Informationon safe work practices and work proceduresis provided with members of the work group where relevant.

2.2 Workplace health and safety practices of less experienced members of the workgroup are checked.

2.3 Guidance and coaching is provided to less experienced members of the workgroup to support them in working safely, if appropriate.

2.4 Support is provided to members of the workgroup to accurately recordincidents and completed associated workplace documentationin accordance with organisation procedures, if appropriate.

3. Contribute to workplace health and safety participative processes

3.1Workplace health and safety issues are raised in accordance with organisation procedures within appropriate timeframes.

3.2 Contributions to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other consultative activities are provided in a constructive manner to improve safety.

3.3 Assistance is provided to workgroup members to contribute to workplace safety.

3.4 Knowledge of roles and responsibilities of health and safety representatives and workplace health and safety committees is applied.

4. Contribute to hazard identification, workplace health and safety risk assessment and risk control activities

4.1 Identified hazards and inadequacies in risk controls are reported within appropriate timeframes.

4.2 The workplace is checked for hazards using itemised checklists in accordance with work procedures.

4.3 Contributions to risk assessments are made.

4.4 Input is provided to development and implementation of control measures, with reference to the hierarchy of risk control.

5. Participate in the control of emergency situations

5.1 Emergency signals and alarms are identified and responded to appropriately.

5.2 Initial action is taken to control/confine emergency in accordance with organisation procedures, taking account of the nature and scope of the emergency.

5.3 Emergency response procedures are implemented within scope of training and competence.