Implement and maintain the site OHS management system

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 MSS027012A, 'Implement and maintain the site OHS management system'.
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


Implement requirements for OHS management system


Ensure OHS responsibilities and duties are documented and accountability processes are in place


Ensure OHS policies and procedures are documented and that documents are accessible to all relevant personnel


Recognise limits of own expertise and consult manager and/or OHS specialists as necessary


Implement and maintain participative arrangements for OHS management


Implement and maintain appropriate participative processes with site personnel and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation and standards


Provide information to site personnel in a format that is accessible and readily understood


Deal with and resolve issues raised through participation and consultation promptly and effectively


Provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation to site personnel


Implement and maintain OHS risk management processes


Ensure hazard, incident and injury reporting and investigation processes are in place to meet prevention and legislative requirements


Implement a process of hazard identification and risk assessment


Ensure risk controls and hazard specific procedures for risk control comply with legislation and the hierarchy of control


Implement and maintain OHS training programs


Conduct a training needs assessment for site personnel that takes account of legislative requirements, enterprise policies and procedures, and risk control requirements


Develop and implement training programs to meet the OHS training needs of site personnel


Implement and maintain OHS record keeping system


Identify and address the legal requirements for record keeping


Ensure that records are accurately completed, collected and stored


Identify and access sources of OHS information


Initiate and maintain OHS management system improvements


Collect and analyse information to regularly evaluate OHS management system performance


Recognise instances of non-conformance/non-compliance and identify opportunities for improving performance


Initiate authorised improvements in consultation with appropriate personnel and update system documentation


Monitor the effectiveness of system modifications in consultation with site personnel


Keep management informed about OHS performance


Provide regular reports about OHS performance, instances of potential/actual non conformance and incidents and the actions taken in each case


Report opportunities and recommendations for system improvements in accordance with enterprise procedures


Report implementation and effectiveness of system modifications

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSS027012A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSS70211 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management