Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

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 BSBOHS403B, 'Identify hazards and assess OHS risks'.
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. Investigate incidents for prevention

1.1. Select and use appropriate techniques to investigate incidents

1.2. Establish actions and events leading up to an incident, during an incident and through the post incident management phase

1.3. Analyse incident to identify the hazard/s

1.4. Analyse incident to identify intervention points to prevent re-occurrence

2. Access existing sources of information and data to identify hazards

2.1. Review workplace sources of information and data to access information and data, and to assist in identifying hazards

2.2. Access external sources of information and data as required

2.3. Seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and OHS specialists

3. Conduct hazard identification

3.1. Seek formal and informal techniques and tools to identify hazards

3.2. Select and modify a suitable technique/tool as appropriate to identify hazards

3.3. Review hazard identification techniques and tools in consultation with workers in the area, and OHS specialists if required, to ensure they are suitably comprehensive

3.4. Utilise techniques and tools and other appropriate hazard identification procedures to identify hazards

3.5. Provide employees and their representatives with an opportunity to participate in workplace hazard identification

4. Assess risk

4.1. Select and use a risk assessment tool to identify key factors contributing to risk

4.2. Apply workplace sources of information and data to evaluate the effectiveness of risk controls

4.3. Prioritise risks considering the severity and likelihood of the consequences

4.4. Involve stakeholders and key personnel in risk assessment

4.5. Document the method of risk assessment

5. Participate in implementation process

5.1. Maintain a hazard register relevant to the workplace

5.2. Identify the level of authority within the organisation to address the risk/s

5.3. Document and communicate outcomes of hazard identification and risk assessments to key personnel and stakeholders

5.4. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of own performance in identifying hazards and conducting risk assessments

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS403B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA42309 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Preventive Health)
  • FNS50810 - Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • CPC40911 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
  • BSB41407 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety
  • FPP40210 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
  • FPP30110 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
  • FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations
  • FPP30210 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations

And the skillsets: