Manage, maintain and continuously improve workplace health and safety plans and systems

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 AMPMGT509, 'Manage, maintain and continuously improve workplace health and safety plans and systems'.
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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Scope the WHS program

1.1 Identify and interpret relevant legal requirements and obligations for WHS

1.2 Determine scope of enterprise operations in relation to WHS systems, including establishing requirements for managing hazardous events

1.3 Document current enterprise systems and measure performance against internal and external benchmarks

2. Develop WHS policies and plans

2.1 Develop policies documenting and defining the commitment of CEO and enterprise to WHS

2.2 Set short, medium and long term enterprise goals and targets for WHS performance

2.3 Identify and commit to resource requirements for operating the system

2.4 Prepare implementation plan detailing resources and strategies

2.5 Prepare and implement communication strategy for informing stakeholders of policies, obligations and responsibilities

3. Develop enterprise commitment to WHS

3.1 Incorporate WHS responsibilities and duties in all relevant policies, position descriptions, operating procedures and work instructions

3.2 Ensure enterprise WHS policies, strategies and requirements include all enterprise personnel, contractors, suppliers and work site visitors

3.3 Establish consultative and participative mechanisms to facilitate the identification and prevention of WHS issues and their prompt, effective resolution

3.4 Consider WHS issues, including hazard and risk identification and control, in planning, designing and evaluating job design, procedure, technology, work/process flow, plant layout and construction

4. Develop and maintain procedures for identifying hazards

4.1 Analyse WHS records to determine trends

4.2 Correctly identify existing and potential hazards

4.3 Develop hazard identification procedures and integrate into enterprise procedures and systems

5. Manage and maintain risk assessment procedures

5.1 Correctly determine risks through identifying hazards

5.2 Develop risk assessment procedures and integrate into enterprise systems

6. Manage and maintain risk control procedures

6.1 Develop and implement risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and regulatory requirements

6.2 Establish procedures for control of risks on the hierarchy of control and integrate them into enterprise procedures and systems

6.3 Replace interim control measures with permanent measures to control risks at the source

6.4 Identify and incorporate resources enabling implementation of new or permanent control measures in enterprise planning processes

7. Maintain enterprise commitment to WHS goals

7.1 Resource, plan and deliver training to support commitment to and compliance with regulatory and enterprise WHS requirements

7.2 Clearly present and regularly update enterprise, team and individual obligations for meeting WHS goals

7.3 Monitor enterprise operations and procedures to ensure the effective adoption of WHS procedures in accordance with enterprise and regulatory requirements

8. Manage and maintain hazardous event procedures

8.1 Correctly identify potential hazardous events

8.2 Identify and appropriately notify potential community health hazards

8.3 Consult local communities, emergency and community health services and authorities about procedures to control hazardous events and community health incidents

9. Continuously improve WHS performance

9.1 Maintain and secure WHS data and record keeping systems

9.2 Collect and analyse performance data, including team feedback, against enterprise goals and targets

9.3 Convey performance implications to stakeholders

9.4 Monitor and report compliance with enterprise and WHS requirements

9.5 Update systems and procedures for legislative, technical, procedural or operational changes