Establish and maintain a workplace safety 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 PSPOHS601B, 'Establish and maintain a workplace safety system'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Establish and maintain a workplace safety system' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Establish and maintain the framework for the occupational health and safety system

1.1 Occupational health and safety policies are developed to underpin the framework and detail the organisation's commitment to occupational health and safety within the area of responsibility.

1.2 Occupational health and safety policies are used to detail how relevant occupational health and safety legislation will be implemented, consistent with overall organisational policies.

1.3 Occupational health and safety responsibilities and duties which will allow implementation and integration of the occupational health and safety system are defined, allocated and included in job descriptions and duty statements for all relevant positions.

1.4 Financial and human resources for the operation of the occupational health and safety system are identified, sought and/or provided in a timely and consistent manner.

1.5 Information on the occupational health and safety system and procedures for the area of responsibility is provided and explained in a form which is readily accessible to employees.

2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements

2.1 Participative arrangements are established and maintained in consultation with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant occupational health and safety legislation and consistent with the organisation's overall process for consultation.

2.2 Issues raised through participation and consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly and effectively in accordance with procedures for issue resolution.

2.3 Information about the outcomes of participation and consultation is provided in a manner accessible to employees.

3. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards

3.1 Existing and potential hazards within the area of responsibility are identified and identification is confirmed in accordance with occupational health and safety legislation, codes of practice and trends identified from the occupational health and safety records system.

3.2 Procedures for ongoing identification of hazards are developed and integrated within systems of work and procedures.

3.3 Activities are monitored to ensure that procedures are adopted and effective throughout the area of responsibility.

3.4 Hazard identification is addressed at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created without effective control.

4. Establish and maintain procedures for assessing risks

4.1 Risks presented by identified hazards are assessed in accordance with occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice.

4.2 Procedures for ongoing assessment of risks are developed and integrated within systems of work and procedures.

4.3 Activities are monitored to ensure that procedures are adopted and effective throughout the area of responsibility.

4.4 Risk assessment is addressed at the planning, design, purchasing and evaluation stages of any change within the area of responsibility to ensure that the risk from hazards is not increased.

5. Establish and maintain procedures for controlling risks

5.1 Measures to control assessed risks are developed and implemented in accordance with the hierarchy of control, relevant occupational health and safety legislation, codes of practice and trends identified from the occupational health and safety records system.

5.2 When measures which control a risk at its source are not immediately practicable, interim solutions are implemented through consultation with the workforce until a control measure is developed.

5.3 Procedures for ongoing control of risks, based on the hierarchy of control, are developed and integrated within general systems of work and procedures.

5.4 Activities are monitored to ensure that the risk control procedures are adopted and effective throughout the area of responsibility.

5.5 Risk control is addressed at the planning, design, purchasing and evaluation stages of any change within the area of responsibility to ensure that adequate risk control measures are included.

5.6 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified in accordance with the hierarchy of control, and resources enabling implementation of new measures are sought and/or provided according to appropriate procedures.

6. Establish and maintain procedures for dealing with emergencies and hazardous events

6.1 Potential hazardous events and the risks associated with them are identified in accordance with occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice.

6.2 Procedures are developed in consultation with appropriate emergency services to control the risks associated with emergencies and hazardous events and meet any legislative requirements as a minimum.

6.3 Appropriate information and training is provided to all employees to enable implementation of the procedures in all relevant circumstances.

7. Establish workplace safety training arrangements

7.1 Occupational health and safety training is developed and implemented to identify and fulfil employees' occupational health and safety training needs as part of the organisation's general training program.

8. Establish and maintain a system for occupational health and safety records

8.1 A system for keeping occupational health and safety records is established and monitored to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease within the area of responsibility.

9. Evaluate workplace safety

9.1 The effectiveness of the occupational health and safety system and related policies, procedures and programs is evaluated according to the organisation's aims with respect to occupational health and safety.

9.2 Continual improvements to the occupational health and safety system are developed and implemented to ensure more effective achievement of the organisation's aims with respect to occupational health and safety.

9.3 Compliance with occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice is assessed to ensure that legal occupational health and safety standards are maintained as a minimum.


Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPOHS601B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC60107 - Advanced Diploma of Correctional Management
  • PSP60404 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Human Resources)