Manage 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 ACMWHS501A, 'Manage 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. Manage workplace health and safety information and records

1.1 Relevant workplace health and safety legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes, guidance materials and other sources of workplace health and safety information are identified, accessed and evaluated for their relevance to the specific work context.

1.2 Information on workplace health and safety requirements, trends and risk controls are collected, collated and provided.

1.3 Records and record keeping processes are reviewed to ensure that legal requirements for workplace health and safety record keeping are identified and addressed.

1.4 Processes are implemented and monitored to ensure that workplace health and safety records are accurately completed, collected and stored in accordance with legal requirements and workplace procedures.

2. Manage workplace health and safety participative processes

2.1 Participative processes are monitored to ensure compliance with legislative requirements and organisation procedures.

2.2 Information provided to employees is evaluated to ensure it is in a readily accessible and understandable format.

2.3 Processes are implemented and monitored to ensure that workgroup members have an opportunity, either directly or through their representative, to contribute to decisions that may affect their health and safety.

2.4 Processes for addressing workplace health and safety issues are evaluated to ensure issues raised through consultation are resolved promptly and in line with organisation procedures and legislative requirements.

2.5 Information is provided promptly about the outcomes of consultation in a format and medium that is readily accessible to employees.

3. Manage workplace health and safety risk management processes

3.1 Processes for hazard, incident, and injury reporting and investigation are reviewed to ensure compliance with legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies.

3.2 Processes are monitored to ensure that hazard identification and risk assessments occur according to organisation procedures.

3.3 Risk controls and hazard specific procedures are checked to ensure consistency with the hierarchy of risk control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

3.4 Any workplace health and safety implications of either proposed or implemented changes to the workplace, work processes or organisation of work are identified and addressed.

3.5 Limits of own professional expertise are recognised and expert advisors are consulted as required.

4. Manage workplace health and safety training program

4.1 Workplace health and safety training needs assessment is undertaken for workgroup members that takes account of legislative and regulatory requirements, internal policies and procedures, existing skills of workgroup members and risk control requirements.

4.2 Training programs are implemented and monitored to ensure identified workplace health and safety training requirements are addressed.

4.3 Processes to ensure that all new employees receive workplace health and safety induction are implemented and monitored.

4.4 Relevant workplace health and safety and training specialists are accessed and consulted as required, in the development and implementation of the workplace health and safety training program.

5. Manage workplace health and safety continuous improvement process

5.1 Input from individuals and workgroup is considered in identifying and implementing workplace health and safety improvement.

5.2 Workplace health and safety priorities are determined in consultation with appropriate managers and stakeholders.

5.3 Workplace health and safety action plans are developed taking account of priorities and training needs.

5.4 Achievements against the workplace health and safety plans are monitored and plans updated accordingly.