Apply principles of OHS risk management

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 BSBOHS504B, 'Apply principles of OHS risk management'.
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. Access sources of information and data to identify hazards

1.1. Access external sources of information and data to assist in identifying hazards

1.2. Review workplace sources of information and data to access and assist in identification of hazards

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

1.4. Conduct formal and informal research to ensure currency of information with workplace issues

2. Analyse the work environment to identify hazards

2.1. Define, document and communicate occasions when action for hazard identification is required

2.2. Source tools to assist in analysing potential hazards

2.3. Examine task demands and task environment for impact on the person to identify situations with a potential for injury or ill health

2.4. Examine workforce structure, organisation of work and work relationships to identify situations with a potential for injury or ill health

2.5. Examine work environment for agents with a potential for injury or ill health

2.6. Seek input from stakeholders to clarify and confirm issues

3. Assess risk associated with hazards

3.1. Identify factors contributing to risk

3.2. Identify current risk controls for each hazard

3.3. Evaluate adequacy of current controls (if any), taking account of relevant standards and knowledge

3.4. Identify discrepancies between current controls and required quality of control

3.5. Prioritise hazards requiring further control action

3.6. Document method and outcomes of risk assessment

4. Control risk associated with hazards

4.1. Develop a range of control options in consultation with stakeholders, taking account of the outcomes of the risk assessment and the hierarchy of control

4.2. Identify potential factors impacting on the effectiveness of controls

4.3. Seek advice from OHS specialists and key personnel if required

4.4. Identify and seek appropriate authority and relevant resources to initiate and maintain controls

4.5. Identify and document actions required to achieve change

4.6. Analyse extent of change and reduction in risk, as a result of controls

5. Maintain hazard identification and risk control processes

5.1. Establish and maintain a risk register relevant to the workplace

5.2. Document and communicate risk management procedures to stakeholders and key personnel, as appropriate

5.3. Document and communicate outcomes of risk management processes to stakeholders and key personnel, as appropriate

5.4. Involve stakeholders and operational staff in risk management processes

5.5. Identify situations where OHS specialists may be required

6. Monitor and review risk management processes

6.1. Determine frequency, method and scope of review in consultation with workplace stakeholders and key personnel

6.2. Ensure stakeholders and key personnel have input to the review

6.3. Identify areas for improvement in the risk management processes and make recommendations

6.4. Prepare action plans, including allocated responsibilities and timeframes for implementation

6.5. Regularly review effectiveness of risk management processes

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS504B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51609 - Diploma of Public Safety (Preventive Health)
  • FNS60810 - Advanced Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • FNS50810 - Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • CPC50509 - Diploma of Fire Systems Design
  • CPC50408 - Diploma of Plumbing and Services
  • CPC50308 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • CPC50210 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • BSB51307 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • PSP51204 - Diploma of Government (Occupational Health Safety)
  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI50410 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • FPI50310 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • AHC51710 - Diploma of Rural Machinery Management
  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management