Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

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 CPCCOHS2001A, 'Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry'.
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. Identify and assess risks.

1.1. Hazards in the work area are identified, assessed and reported to designated personnel.

1.2. Safety risks in the work area are identified, assessed and reported to designated personnel.

1.3. Safe work practices, duty of care requirements and safe work instructions are followed for controlling risks.

1.4. OHS, hazard, accident or incident reports are contributed to according to workplace procedures and Australian government and state or territory OHS legislation and relevant information.

2. Identify hazardous materials and other hazards on work sites.

2.1. Hazardous materials on a work site are correctly identified and, if appropriate, handled and used according to company and legislated procedures.

2.2. Measures for controlling risks and construction hazards are applied effectively and immediately.

2.3. Hazardous materials that have safety implications for self and other workers are secured immediately they are identified, using appropriate signs and symbols.

2.4. Asbestos-containing materials are identified on a work site and reported to designated personnel.

3. Plan and prepare for safe work practices.

3.1. Correct personal protective equipment and clothing for each area of construction work are identified, worn, correctly fitted, used and stored according to enterprise procedures.

3.2. Selection of tools, equipment and materials, and organisation of tasks are performed in conjunction with other personnel on site and in accordance with enterprise procedures.

3.3. Required barricades and signage are determined and erected at the appropriate site location.

3.4. Material safety data sheets (MSDS), and job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements relevant to the work to be carried out are identified and applied.

4. Apply safe work practices.

4.1. Tasks are performed in a manner that is safe for operators, other personnel and the general community in accordance with legislative requirements, and enterprise policies and procedures.

4.2. Plant and equipment guards are used in accordance with manufacturer specifications, work site regulations and Australian standards where applicable.

4.3. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are used.

4.4. Prohibited tools and equipment in areas with identified asbestos are recognised and not used.

4.5. Work site safety signs and symbols are identified and followed.

4.6. Work site area is cleared and maintained to prevent and protect self and others from incidents and accidents and to meet environmental requirements.

5. Follow emergency procedures.

5.1. Designated personnel are identified in the event of an emergency for communication purposes.

5.2. Safe workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, various types of fire and other emergencies are followed, including identification or use, if appropriate, of fire equipment within scope of responsibilities.

5.3. Emergency response and evacuation procedures are known, practised and carried out effectively when required.

5.4. Emergency first aid treatment of minor injuries is carried out correctly and details of any treatment administered are reported accurately to designated personnel as soon as possible.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCOHS2001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • CPC32011 - Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
  • CPC31211 - Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • CPC10111 - Certificate I in Construction
  • CPC50509 - Diploma of Fire Systems Design
  • CPC31411 - Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
  • CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
  • CPC31711 - Certificate III in Low Rise Structural Framing
  • CPC32311 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)
  • CPC30311 - Certificate III in Concreting
  • CPC31811 - Certificate III in Shopfitting
  • CPC20411 - Certificate II in Concreting
  • CPC32211 - Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs)
  • CPC30811 - Certificate III in Roof Tiling
  • CPC31311 - Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • CPC30411 - Certificate III in Demolition
  • CPC20511 - Certificate II in Stoneworking
  • CPC30511 - Certificate III in Dogging
  • CPC31111 - Certificate III in Steelfixing
  • CPC30911 - Certificate III in Scaffolding
  • CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC32111 - Certificate III in Signage
  • CPC20311 - Certificate II in Steelfixing
  • CPC31011 - Certificate III in Solid Plastering
  • CPC31911 - Certificate III in Joinery
  • CPC31511 - Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
  • CPC20111 - Certificate II in Construction
  • CPC31611 - Certificate III in Paving
  • CPC20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • CPC30711 - Certificate III in Rigging
  • FPI40310 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • FPI40410 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • AHC30810 - Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • AHC20510 - Certificate II in Arboriculture