Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 BSBOHS506B, 'Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify hazards arising from the use of plant and associated systems of work

1.1. Access sources of information, data and advice on plant and equipment hazards to assist in identifying hazards associated with plant

1.2. Identify hazards in the design, manufacture, registration, supply, installation, commissioning, use, maintenance, testing, dismantling, storage and disposal of plant and systems of work associated with plant

1.3. Identify and analyse work environment, tasks and circumstances that may lead to hazardous situations or exacerbate risk associated with use of plant and equipment

1.4. In the process of hazard identification, identify and consult appropriate specialist advisors, stakeholders, relevant key personnel and other parties

1.5. Establish, report and review appropriate procedures for recording and reporting on hazards associated with plant as part of the systematic approach to managing OHS

2. Analyse OHS risk associated with plant

2.1. Determine the method of risk assessment in consultation with operators and stakeholders and, if required, specialist advisors

2.2. Identify and assess risks associated with hazards arising from plant in consultation with operators and stakeholders, taking into account the effectiveness of existing controls

2.3. Develop and regularly update risk registers for items of plant and associated equipment

2.4. Identify risks requiring further control action

3. Control risks associated with plant hazards

3.1. Source information, data and advice on risk control options for plant and machinery hazards

3.2. Involve operators, stakeholders and key personnel in the development of controls

3.3. Adopt control measures for ensuring the health and safety of persons accessing, using and/or maintaining plant by applying the hierarchy of control

3.4. Apply controls for access, egress, dangerous parts, guarding, operational controls, emergency stops and warning devices, registrations and design of plant, and operator certification risks associated with plant

3.5. Use and maintain workplace monitoring processes to eliminate or control risks properly

3.6. Report regularly and appropriately to stakeholders

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

4.1. Involve stakeholders and key personnel in the development of controls

4.2. Identify circumstances where permit to work procedures or certification are required to assist in ensuring a safe working environment

4.3. Respond to and monitor, permit to work procedures or certification in liaison with relevant key personnel, ensuring a safe working environment

4.4. Implement and monitor isolation procedures in liaison with relevant key personnel, to ensure continued safety of maintenance and other personnel

4.5. Ensure purchasing procedures include actions to address OHS implications of plant and equipment

4.6. Develop, document and communicate maintenance procedures to ensure plant and equipment are safe for use

4.7. Take action to ensure that any modifications to plant or equipment are safe and suitable for the task, and appropriately document and modify work practices as required for safe operation

4.8. Monitor and evaluate maintenance systems for effectiveness, suitability and accuracy to ensure safe operation of plant and equipment, and take action as appropriate

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

5.1. Identify types of plant (including plant design) requiring registration and tasks requiring operator licensing and/or certification in accordance with legislative requirements

5.2. Document and communicate to managers and relevant key personnel, OHS requirements to meet plant registration, operator licensing and certification, and other legal requirements

5.3. Document and communicate to managers and key personnel, training requirements to meet licensing, certification, registration and other legal requirements

5.4. Analyse training needs to ensure information, instruction and training prior to commencement of work on new plant and equipment and new operating methods

5.5. Monitor and report compliance with regulatory requirements for operator licensing, registration and certification in the workplace

5.6. Identify, document and maintain appropriate records for statutory and specialist plant and associated operator competencies

6. Review and evaluate risk control measures for plant

6.1. Review effectiveness of control measures and conduct risk assessments as appropriate

6.2. Compare outcomes of OHS risk assessments with criteria to identify risks requiring further risk control and risks deemed as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)

6.3. Involve stakeholders, key personnel, operators and appropriate specialist advisors, in developing relevant risk control plans for plant

6.4. Maintain appropriate records for the operating of the plant

6.5. Recommend or implement improvements arising from the review process with appropriate key personnel including manufacturers

6.6. Review the system of managing OHS to ensure plant safety

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBOHS506B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51609 - Diploma of Public Safety (Preventive Health)
  • FNS60810 - Advanced Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • FNS50810 - Diploma of Financial Risk Management
  • BSB51307 - Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • AHC51710 - Diploma of Rural Machinery Management
  • FNS50811 - Diploma of Integrated Risk Management
  • FNS60811 - Advanced Diploma of Integrated Risk Management
  • DEF51612 - Diploma of Preventive Health