Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 LMFFDT4008A, 'Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify principles of OHS

1.1. Duty of care and responsibilities of individuals and organisations are defined

1.2. Concepts of hierarchy of control are identified and related to the workplace

1.3. Codes of practice relating to specific workplace risks are identified

1.4. Importance of a systematic approach to OHS is understood

1.5. Applicable legislative, OHS and organisational requirements relevant to furniture designs are identified

1.6. The furnishing materials to be used and their key characteristics are identified

2. Assess OHS implications for furniture manufacturing

2.1. Hazards associated with materials used in the manufacture of furniture are identified

2.2. Hazards associated with production of furniture are identified

2.3. Safety measures implemented to control hazards to manufacturers are identified and implications for furniture designs evaluated

2.4. Information resources on safety aspects of materials and technology used in the production of furniture are identified and accessed

3. Assess OHS implications for customers

3.1. Range of customers for furniture products are identified and potential hazards for users determined

3.2. Potential hazards associated with components and accessories are identified

3.3. Safety measures implemented to control hazards to users are identified and implications for furniture designs evaluated

3.4. Information resources on safety aspects of furniture design are identified and accessed

4. Assess risk

4.1. Likelihood of hazards causing harm is considered and determined

4.2. Consequence if the event should occur is evaluated and determined

4.3. Risk level (likelihood and consequence combined) is considered and determined

5. Apply risk control measures to furniture design

5.1. Designs are evaluated for OHS implications

5.2. Range of treatments which may eliminate or minimise risks are identified

5.3. Feasible options are subject to detailed analysis including the identification of resource requirements

5.4. Most appropriate treatment for addressing risk is selected and applied to design

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT4008A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF40508 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology