Monitor and control environmental hazards

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 PPMENV320, 'Monitor and control environmental hazards'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Identify environmental hazards and assess risks.

1.1. Identify environmental hazards and document according to organisational work health and safety procedures.

1.2. Determine cause and source of environmental hazard.

1.3. Assess severity of risks associated with hazard in line with organisational safety procedures.

1.4. Record and report hazards, location and associated risks to relevant personnel.

2. Respond to environmental hazards.

2.1. Activate alarms for environmental hazards where appropriate.

2.2. Implement appropriate controls according to severity of associated risks.

2.3. Report and document hazardous incident according to workplace procedures.

3. Liaise with internal and external bodies.

3.1. Notify relevant licensing authorities of environmental hazard if required.

3.2. Liaise with internal and external bodies in accordance with legal requirements and organisational work health and safety policy.

3.3. Monitor status of environmental hazard and provide updates to appropriate personnel on an on-going basis.

4. Participate in investigation of safety incident.

4.1. Participate in review of safety incident.

4.2. Review current work practices to consider improved safety outcomes.

4.3. Communicate proposed improvements according to organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PPMENV320 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PPM40216 - Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations
  • PPM30116 - Certificate III in Pulping Operations
  • PPM30216 - Certificate III in Papermaking Operations
  • PPM40116 - Certificate IV in Pulping Operations