Conduct a safety audit

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCARB404, 'Conduct a safety audit'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Perform audit planning

1.1 Identify safety audit objectives, scope and focus

1.2 Identify target operations and documentation

1.3 Determine safety audit process and sampling technique

1.4 Determine frequency and random timing of audit event

1.5 Prepare audit documentation

1.6 Conduct pre-audit communications with client and relevant stakeholders

2. Undertake safety audit activities

2.1 Undertake a site-specific risk assessment by identifying work health and safety hazards and assessing risk

2.2 Conduct random audit testing of site operations for usage of personal protective equipment

2.3 Conduct regular audit testing of tools, equipment and machinery for defective components

2.4 Conduct random audit inspection of dedicated rescue equipment

2.5 Conduct regular audit testing of operational, start-up and maintenance procedures for tools, equipment and machinery and associated checklist documentation

2.6 Conduct regular audit inspection of hazard identification, risk control and toolbox meeting documentation

2.7 Conduct random audit interviews for quality checking of personal protective equipment and clothing

2.8 Confirm currency and availability of tickets and certifications required by personnel to perform specialised work functions

2.9 Implement safety audits at appropriate frequency

3. Identify and respond to non-conformance

3.1 Identify and record non-conformance

3.2 Identify situations requiring referral

3.3 Issue verbal and written warnings for non-conforming work practices

3.4 Issue verbal and written notices for unsafe work practices

3.5 Tag tools and equipment requiring repairs and label with repair information details

3.6 Tag unsafe tools and equipment with ‘Do Not Operate’ tags and remove from operational use areas

3.7 Provide advice for improvement and rectification of non-conformance

4. Record, report and present audit results

4.1 Prepare safety audit report

4.2 Make final recommendations on action required

4.3 Obtain responses and finalise audit

4.4 Record safety audit findings

4.5 Conduct post-audit communications with client