Maintain laboratory_field workplace safety

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 MSL944001A, 'Maintain laboratory_field workplace safety'.
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. Perform all work safely

1.1. Use established work practices and personal protective equipment to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel

1.2. Clean, care for and store equipment, materials and reagents as required

1.3. Minimise the generation of wastes and environmental impacts

1.4. Ensure safe disposal of laboratory/hazardous wastes

2. Ensure others in the work group are able to implement safe work practices

2.1. Ensure hazard controls and personal protective clothing and equipment appropriate to the work requirements are available and functional

2.2. Provide and communicate current information on OHS and environmental policies, procedures and programs to others

2.3. Ensure hazards and control measures relating to work responsibilities are known by those in the work area

2.4. Provide support to those in the work area to implement procedures to support safety

2.5. Identify and address training needs within level of responsibility

3. Monitor observance of safe work practices in the work area

3.1. Ensure enterprise procedures are clearly defined, documented and followed

3.2. Identify any deviation from identified procedures and report and address within level of responsibility

3.3. Ensure personal behaviour is consistent with enterprise policies and procedures

3.4. Encourage and follow up others to identify and report hazards in the work area

3.5. Monitor conditions and follow up to ensure housekeeping standards in the work area are maintained

4. Participate in risk management processes

4.1. Report and address any identified hazards and inadequacies in existing risk controls within level of responsibility and according to enterprise procedures

4.2. Participate in risk assessments to identify and analyse risks

4.3. Support the implementation of procedures to control risk (based on the hierarchy of control)

4.4. Ensure records of incidents in the work area and other required documentation are accurately completed and maintained according to enterprise procedures and legislative requirements

5. Support the implementation of participative arrangements

5.1. Inform and consult work group on OHS and environmental issues relevant to the work role

5.2. Promptly report outcomes of consultation on OHS and environmental issues back to the work group

5.3. Resolve, or promptly refer to appropriate personnel, matters raised relating to OHS and the environment

6. Support the implementation of emergency procedures within the work group

6.1. Ensure that enterprise procedures for dealing with incidents and emergencies are available and known by work group

6.2. Implement processes to ensure that others in the work area are able to respond appropriately to incidents and emergencies

6.3. Participate, as required, in investigations of hazardous incidents to identify their cause

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL944001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
  • PSP42310 - Certificate IV in Government (Trade Measurement)
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL30109 - Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
  • MSL70109 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Instrumental Analysis
  • MSL40109 - Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques