Provide a safe work environment

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 SIRXWHS403, 'Provide a safe work environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Provide a safe work environment' 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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Develop and resource WHS policies.

1.1.Establish commitment to WHS and review relevant legislation to ensure development of store policy and procedures is based on sound principles.

1.2.Establish policy and resource requirements for the identification, control and reporting of existing and potential hazards and safety incidents.

1.3.Establish policy and resource requirements for safe handling and storage of hazardous goods.

1.4.Establish policy and resource requirements to ensure equipment is maintained and stored safely.

1.5.Establish policy and resource requirements to ensure safe lifting or shifting and manual handling techniques are applied by staff.

1.6.Establish policy and resource requirements for store emergency procedures.

1.7.Identify and seek or provide financial and human resources for the development and implementation of WHS procedures based on determined policies.

1.8.Establish systems to encourage staff members to identify and report matters likely to affect workplace safety.

2. Establish and maintain risk assessment and hazard management procedures.

2.1.Identify potentially hazardous events and assess risks presented by identified hazards according to WHS legislation and codes of practice.

2.2.Develop risk control measures according to the hierarchy of controls and legislative requirements, in consultation with appropriate emergency services.

2.3.Establish and maintain procedures for risk assessment and integrate with systems of work and procedures to facilitate identification and prevention of hazards by staff.

2.4.Establish and maintain reporting procedures to facilitate communication and recording of details of safety-related incidents.

2.5.Monitor staff activities to ensure risk assessment procedure is adopted effectively.

2.6.Address risk identification and assessment of workplace changes at planning, design and evaluation stages to prevent creation of new hazards.

3. Establish and maintain safe work procedures.

3.1.Establish and maintain procedures to ensure safe handling and storage of hazardous goods.

3.2.Establish and maintain procedures to ensure equipment is maintained and stored safely according to store policy.

3.3.Establish and maintain procedures to ensure safe lifting, shifting and manual handling techniques are used by staff according to store policy.

3.4.Establish and maintain store emergency procedures according to store policy.

4. Train and consult with staff.

4.1.Develop and implement WHS training program to ensure staff members are trained in WHS issues and procedures.

4.2.Ensure information on the WHS system is readily accessible and clearly explained to staff.

4.3.Establish and maintain appropriate consultation processes in consultation with staff according to WHS legislation and store policy.

4.4.Promptly deal with and resolve issues raised through consultation according to store policy.

4.5.Clearly and promptly provide information to staff on outcomes of consultation.

5. Evaluate policies and procedures.

5.1.Establish and monitor system for maintaining WHS records to facilitate identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease according to store policy.

5.2.Assess effectiveness of the WHS system and related policies, procedures and programs according to store policy.

5.3.Develop and implement improvements to the WHS system to ensure more effective achievement of store policy.

5.4.Assess compliance with WHS legislation and codes of practice to ensure that legal WHS standards are maintained.