Conduct safety and health investigations

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 RIIOHS301A, 'Conduct safety and health investigations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Conduct safety and health investigations' 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. Determine the investigation objectives

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to conducting safety and health investigations

1.2. Determine the scope of the investigation to ensure pre- and post-incident timeframe is considered consistent with legislative requirements and site standard

1.3. Determine the proposed investigation objectives from an analysis of the available information and factors

1.4. Test the proposed objectives and clarify the scope of the investigation

1.5. Ensure the final objectives and scope of the investigation will be achievable within available resources and authority constraints

2. Gather information

2.1. Maintain site security and integrity of evidence in accordance with legislative and site requirements

2.2. Plan and prepare for the systematic collection of information

2.3. Schedule information collection and completion to ensure minimum backtracking or repeat actions

2.4. Ensure methods used to collect and examine information, including interviewing and recording, meet standards and legislative requirements

2.5. Collect, test and organise all information appropriate to the investigation according to legislative and/or industry standards

3. Evaluate information

3.1. Assess and evaluate information for its validity and reliability and organise as evidence to aid decision making

3.2. Undertake further research where information is unclear or inadequate, and correct the discrepancy/ deficiency

3.3. Analyse the evidence to determine the causes of the incident

3.4. Draw conclusion from the relevant evidence based on reasoned argument and balance of probability or other agreed standard

3.5. Ensure the findings address the factual objectives established for the investigation

4. Identify courses of action

4.1. Frame options for the courses of action to address or respond to the findings of the investigation

4.2. Ensure options are provided in a form which meets the audience, requirements, can be easily understood and enables the selection of the most appropriate course of action

4.3. Ensure the course of action selected will resolve the issues or problems recognised by the investigation and reduce the probability of recurrence

4.4. Ensure the selected course of action can be implemented in accordance with relevant national, state and industry standards

5. Prepare and present investigation reports

5.1. Prepare investigation reports in accordance with specified standards

5.2. Present reports in a format, which ensures that findings, causes, options and courses of action can be readily understood by audience

5.3. Present the reports, including findings and recommendations, to the required audience

5.4. Review the investigation process and pass recommendations for process changes and improvements to the appropriate authority