Follow OHS procedures

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 SIFOHS001A, 'Follow OHS procedures'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Follow OHS procedures' 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




Identify workplace safety, security and emergency procedures.


Identify relevant workplace policies and procedures.


Identify and report workplace hazards and unsafe situations to appropriate personnel according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Identify location and use of emergency equipment.


Identify and review work strategy, equipment and staffing options.


Consult with work team and confirm most appropriate work method.


Perform safe manual handling.


Select handling and lifting technique according to weight and dimensions of the object or deceased person and manual handling procedures.


Prepare and clear work area of obstacles and hazards.


Apply correct lifting, carrying and placement techniques to move object or deceased person.


Coordinate multi-person manual handling tasks as required.


Implement strategies to prevent infection and contamination in the workplace.


Apply personal hygiene practices according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.


Identify, use and maintain personal protective equipment according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.


Handle and dispose of hazardous items and potentially infectious or contaminated waste according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.


Carry out general housekeeping.


Monitor cleanliness, safety and tidiness of workplace and remove general waste as required.


Use, maintain and store housekeeping equipment and supplies according to workplace policies and procedures and manufacturer instructions.


Tag damaged items and notify appropriate personnel of maintenance requirements.


Report housekeeping issues to appropriate personnel according to workplace policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIFOHS001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance
  • SIF20108 - Certificate II in Funeral Operations
  • SIF30308 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations
  • SIF30108 - Certificate III in Cemetery and Crematorium Operations

And the skillsets: