Manage hazards in the work environment

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 BSBOHS505B, 'Manage hazards in the work environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage hazards in the work environment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Access sources of information and data about the work environment to identify hazardous tasks or conditions


Access external sources of information and data to assist in identifying hazardous tasks or conditions for the selected hazard


Review workplace sources of information and data to assist in identification of hazardous tasks or conditions for the selected hazard


Use appropriate tools to identify hazardous tasks or conditions for the selected hazard


Use appropriate tools to conduct workplace inspections in consultation with stakeholders


Seek input from stakeholders, key personnel and OHS specialists if required


Analyse the work environment to assess risk


Identify and appropriately use equipment and strategies required for basic workplace measurement and monitoring of the selected hazard


Interpret results of workplace measurements in accordance with recognised standards


Seek input from stakeholders to clarify and confirm issues related to the selected hazard


Report results of workplace measurements and interpretations to stakeholders in a format easily understandable by the target group


Assess risks associated with identified hazards in the work environment in consultation with stakeholders and take into account effectiveness of existing controls


Identify and prioritise hazardous tasks or conditions requiring control action in consultation with stakeholders, taking account of recognised standards


Establish and update risk register as appropriate


Control risk associated with hazard


Seek information and data from external sources on control options for the specific hazard


Seek information and data from stakeholders and key personnel on control options for the specific hazard


Develop and advise a range of control options, in consultation with stakeholders and key personnel, by applying the hierarchy of control, noting that personal protective equipment (PPE) is regarded as the least satisfactory control measure


Identify factors with a potential to impact on the effectiveness of controls


Develop control strategy for the selected hazard in consultation with stakeholders


Communicate outcomes of hazard identification, workplace monitoring and analysis, and the resultant control strategy to stakeholders and key personnel for action as appropriate


Monitor and review effectiveness of control strategy


Regularly review effectiveness of control strategy


Determine frequency, method and scope of review in consultation with workplace stakeholders and in accordance with workplace procedures


Seek input from stakeholders to review


Identify areas for improvement in the control of the selected hazard and make recommendations for improvement


Apply professional practice


Manage collection of information and data, reporting of outcomes and maintenance of records in an ethical manner


Identify situations where OHS specialists may be required

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS505B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51609 - Diploma of Public Safety (Preventive Health)
  • ICT60210 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering
  • ICT50310 - Diploma of Telecommunications Management
  • ICT60110 - Advanced Diploma of Optical Networks
  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance
  • CUF50307 - Diploma of Broadcast Technology
  • CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services
  • CUF50107 - Diploma of Screen and Media
  • CUF50607 - Diploma of Scenery and Set Construction