Identify, assess and control WHS risk in own work

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 PPMWHS410, 'Identify, assess and control WHS risk in own work'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Identify hazards and assess risk associated with a product or system of work

1.1. Map the life cycle of the product or system of work.

1.2. Identify hazards at each stage of the life cycle.

1.3. Analyse the hazards, systematically, to identify risk of injury, illness or damage arising from the hazard.

1.4. Identify factors contributing to the risk.

1.5. Assess and evaluate the product or system of work against provisions of relevant work health and safety (WHS) legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes or guidance material.

1.6. Consult potential users of the product or system of work.

2. Control the risk of a product or system of work

2.1. Develop risk controls based on the hierarchy of control.

2.2. Where there is a high consequence WHS risk, design fail-to-safe action into the product or system of work to minimise the impact of possible failure or defect.

2.3. Monitor product or work system development, as it evolves to identify new hazards and to manage any developing risk.

2.4. Use a risk register to document residual risk and recommended actions to minimise risk.

2.5. Recognise personal professional limitations and seek expert advice as required.

2.6. Communicate the risk management process and resultant risk register to those who may use or interact with the product or system of work.

2.7. Document hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes and make available to those who may be affected.

3. Identify hazards and assess risks in own work

3.1. Identify and access sources of WHS information.

3.2. Identify and eliminate hazards, reporting residual risk in line with organisational procedures.

3.3. Use a risk register to document residual risk and actions to minimise risk based on the hierarchy of control.

4. Control risk in own work

4.1. Ensure work practices follow documented work procedures.

4.2. Ensure work planning and conduct takes account of residual risk register.

4.3. Identify and address and/or report deficiencies in risk controls in line with organisational procedures.

4.4. Maintain WHS records as required.

4.5. Recognise personal professional limitations and seek expert advice as required.