Manage Occupational Health and Safety policy and 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 UEPOPS501B, 'Manage Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage Occupational Health and Safety policy and 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 hazards arising from the use plant and associated systems of work


Sources of information, data and advice on plant and equipment hazards are accessed to assist in identifying hazards associated with plant


Hazards in the installation, commissioning / de-commissioning, use, maintenance, testing, dismantling, safe storage and disposal of plant and systems of work associated with plant are identified


Requests for isolations are reviewed and determined appropriate for the work to be carried out


Work environment, tasks and circumstances that may lead to hazardous situations or exacerbate risk associated with use of plant and equipment are identified and analysed


Appropriate specialist advisors, stakeholders, relevant key personnel and other parties are identified and consulted in the process of hazard identification


Appropriate procedures for recording and reporting on hazards associated with plant are established, reported and reviewed as part of the systematic approach to managing OHS


Where appropriate, the teams and individuals roles and responsibilities within the team are identified and, where required, assist in the provision of on-the-job training


Analyse OHS risk associated with plant


The method of risk assessment is determined in consultation with operations staff and stakeholders and, if required specialist advisors.


Risks associated with identified hazards arising from plant are assessed in consultation with operators and stakeholders, taking into account the effectiveness of existing controls


Registers of control measures including permits, are developed and regularly updated for items of plant and associated equipment


Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards


Information, data and advice on risk control options for plant and equipment hazards are sourced


Operators and stakeholders and key personnel are involved in the development of controls


Measures for ensuring the health and safety of persons accessing, using and/or maintaining plant are adopted and controlled by applying the hierarchy of control


Controls for risks associated with plant, including energy sources, access, egress, dangerous parts, guarding, operational controls, emergency stops and warning devices, registration and design of plant, and certification of operators are applied


Workplace monitoring processes to eliminate or control risks are properly used and maintained


Risks requiring further controls are identified and actioned


Regular and appropriate reporting to stakeholders is undertaken


Identify and recommend controls for hazards associated with maintenance activities and continued safe use of plant and equipment


Stakeholders and key personnel are involved in the development of controls


Circumstances are identified where permit to work procedures are required to isolate and assist in ensuring a safe working environment


Permit to work and access procedures are responded to and monitored in liaison with relevant key personnel to assist in ensuring a safe working environment


Isolation procedures are implemented and monitored in liaison with relevant key personnel to ensure continued safety of personnel


The implications of Maintenance procedures are understood, documented and communicated to ensure plant and equipment are in a safe.


Action is taken to ensure that any modifications to plant or equipment are safe and suitable for the task, appropriately return to service documentation and work practices are monitored and modified as required for safe operation


Maintenance systems are monitored and evaluated for effectiveness, suitability and accuracy in ensuring safe operation of plant and equipment, and action taken as appropriate


Identify and advise on licensing and certification issues associated with plant and equipment


Types of plant (including plant design) requiring registration and tasks requiring operator licensing and / or authorisation are identified in accordance with legislative regulatory and enterprise requirements


OHS requirements to meet plant registration, operator licensing and authorisation, and other regulatory requirements are reviewed and communicated to Managers and relevant key personnel


Training requirements to meet licensing, authorisation, registration and other regulatory requirements are reviewed and communicated to Managers and key personnel


Training needs are analysed to ensure information, instruction and training prior to commencement of work on new plant and equipment and new operating methods are in accordance with regulatory and enterprise requirements


Where required, compliance with regulatory requirements for operator licensing, registration and authorisation is monitored and reported


Appropriate records for statutory and specialist plant and associated operator competencies are identified, monitored, reviewed and maintained


Review and evaluate risk control measures for plant and equipment


Effectiveness of control measures are reviewed and monitored risk assessments conducted as appropriate


Outcomes of OHS risk assessments are compared with criteria to identify risks requiring further risk control and risks deemed as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)


Stakeholders, key personnel and appropriate specialist advisors, are involved in developing relevant risk control plans for plant and equipment


Appropriate records are maintained and reviewed for the duration of the installation, commissioning / de-commissioning, use, maintenance, testing, dismantling, safe storage and / or disposal of plant, equipment and systems of work.


Improvements arising from the review process are recommended or implemented with appropriate key personnel including manufacturers


The system of managing OHS is reviewed and reported to ensure continual plant safety