Monitor and maintain 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 PSPOHS501A, 'Monitor and maintain workplace safety'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Monitor and maintain workplace safety' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Monitor the provision of workplace safety information

1.1 Explanations to the workgroup of relevant provisions of occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice are monitored to ensure they meet individual needs and are in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.2 The quality of information on the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs is monitored and improvements implemented to ensure they remain up-to-date and readily accessible to the workgroup.

1.3 Information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and risk control procedures is monitored and the workgroup's understanding of the information is regularly assessed through feedback and questioning suited to individual needs.

2. Monitor and maintain participative arrangements for workplace safety

2.1 The importance of effective participative arrangements in managing health and safety risks is promoted and all members of the workgroup are encouraged to contribute in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2.2 Consultative procedures are monitored to ensure participation of the workgroup in the management of workplace hazards in accordance with legislative requirements.

2.3 Issues raised through consultation are resolved or referred for resolution in accordance with workplace procedures for issue resolution.

2.4 The outcomes of consultation over occupational health and safety issues are monitored and progressed in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

3. Review procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks

3.1 Procedures for identifying existing and potential hazards in the work area are monitored and evaluated for effectiveness.

3.2 Improvements are identified and recommended for hazard identification where necessary.

3.3 Recommendations are made for risk assessment and risk control procedures to be enhanced where necessary.

4. Monitor and continuously improve procedures for controlling risks

4.1 Work procedures to control risks and adherence to them by the workgroup are monitored in accordance with workplace procedures.

4.2 Results of monitoring existing risk control measures are analysed and recommendations for any action are reported regularly in accordance with workplace procedures.

4.3 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified in accordance with the hierarchy of control and are reported to designated personnel.

4.4 Inadequacies in resource allocation for implementation of risk control measures are identified and reported to designated personnel.

5. Monitor and maintain procedures for dealing with hazardous events

5.1 Workplace procedures for dealing with hazardous events are monitored whenever necessary to ensure that control action is effective and timely.

5.2 Hazardous events are investigated to identify their cause in accordance with investigation procedures.

5.3 Control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risks of hazardous events are implemented based on the hierarchy of control if within scope of responsibilities and competencies or, alternatively, referred to designated personnel for implementation.

6. Monitor and maintain procedures for providing workplace safety training

6.1 Training records and skills audits are regularly monitored to ensure ongoing workplace safety training needs are identified and addressed in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

6.2 The effectiveness of both on-the-job and off-the-job training programs to address the organisation's occupational health and safety training needs is evaluated in consultation with relevant parties, and continuous improvements are negotiated and implemented as necessary.

7. Monitor procedures for maintaining workplace safety records

7.1 Occupational health and safety records for the work area are monitored to ensure they meet workplace requirements and legal requirements for the maintenance of records of occupational injury and disease.

7.2 Aggregate information from the area's occupational health and safety records is used to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures within the work area according to organisational procedures and within scope of responsibilities and competencies.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPOHS501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC50107 - Diploma of Correctional Administration
  • PSP50204 - Diploma of Government (Community Capacity)
  • PSP51104 - Diploma of Government (Management)
  • PSP51704 - Diploma of Government (Investigation)
  • PSP50304 - Diploma of Government (Court Services)
  • PSP52008 - Diploma of Government (Rail Safety Regulation)
  • PSP50604 - Diploma of Government (Fraud Control)
  • PSP50104 - Diploma of Government
  • PSP50904 - Diploma of Government (Injury Management
  • PSP50804 - Diploma of Government (Human Resources)
  • PSP51304 - Diploma of Government (Project Management)
  • PSP50504 - Diploma of Government (Financial Services)