Maintain WHS processes

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 PPMWHS320, 'Maintain WHS processes'.
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. Provide information to the work group

1.1. Clearly and accurately explain to the work group relevant provisions of work health and safety (WHS) standards, codes of practice/compliance codes, guidance material and safe working procedures and practices.

1.2. Provide information on organisational policies and procedures in a readily accessible manner and clearly explain to the work group.

1.3. Explain the roles and responsibilities of workplace WHS representatives and WHS committees.

1.4. Provide information to the work group, in an accessible and understandable format, on hazards, the outcomes of risk assessments, and required risk controls.

2. Ensure others are able to implement safe work practices

2.1. Ensure personal protective equipment appropriate to the work is available and functional.

2.2. Implement processes to confirm that others in the work group can identify specific hazards and required risk controls and are following safe work practices, and organisational policies and procedures.

2.3. Identify WHS training needs and either address or report these needs to those with control.

3. Implement WHS participative processes

3.1. Consult with the work group and provide advice in relation to WHS matters relevant to their work.

3.2. Ensure WHS issues raised are dealt with promptly, and in line with organisational procedures and legislative requirements, or referred to appropriate personnel.

3.3. Record outcomes of consultation regarding WHS and promptly communicate these outcomes to the work group.

4. Monitor compliance with work procedures

4.1. Check the work procedures for availability, clarity and completeness, addressing any deficiencies or reporting them to appropriate persons.

4.2. Identify and address any deviations from procedures or report to appropriate persons.

4.3. Evaluate hazard identification and reporting processes for effectiveness and address any deficiencies or report to appropriate persons.

4.4. Monitor WHS housekeeping practices to ensure that workplace standards are maintained, and take action to address any deficiencies.

4.5. Ensure own behaviour is consistent with organisational safe working procedures and practices.

5. Implement hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control procedures

5.1. Ensure hazards are identified and eliminated with residual risk reported in line with organisational procedures.

5.2. Conduct risk assessments.

5.3. Develop control measures, taking account of the hierarchy of control.

5.4. Implement and support outcomes of risk assessments and identified risk control.

5.5. Identify and address and/or report deficiencies in WHS risk controls in line with organisational procedures.

5.6. Identify personal professional limitations and seek expert advice as required.

6. Implement organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records

6.1. Obtain feedback to ensure that work group is aware of organisational reporting requirements.

6.2. Review WHS records to confirm that they are completed in an accurate, thorough and timely manner in line with legislative and organisational requirements.

6.3. Use aggregate information and data from records to identify hazards and monitor risk controls.

7. Implement emergency procedures

7.1. Obtain feedback to ensure that emergency procedures are available and known by the work group.

7.2. Implement processes to ensure that emergency equipment is available and routinely checked for functionality.

7.3. Implement processes to ensure that others in the work group are able to respond appropriately to emergencies.

7.4. Conduct or contribute to investigations to identify cause of emergencies.

7.5. Identify and implement or support control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risk of emergencies.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PPMWHS320 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