BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace

1 Establish a WHS management system in a work area
1.1 Locate, adapt, adopt and communicate WHS policies that clearly define the organisation’s commitment to complying with WHS legislation
1.2 Identify duty holders and define WHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in the work area according to WHS legislation, policies, procedures and programs
1.3 Identify and approve financial and human resources required by the WHS management system (WHSMS)
2 Establish and maintain effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS in a work area
2.1 Work with workers and their representatives to set up and maintain participation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.2 Appropriately resolve issues raised through participation and consultation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation
2.3 Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation to workers and ensure it is easy for them to access and understand
3 Establish and maintain procedures for effectively identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks in a work area
3.1 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks
3.2 Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes and existing hazards are controlled
3.3 Develop and maintain procedures for selecting and implementing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements
3.4 Identify inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements, and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required
4 Evaluate and maintain a work area WHS management system
4.1 Develop and provide a WHS induction and training program for all workers in a work area as part of the organisation’s training program
4.2 Use a system for WHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation, and to maintain a record of WHS decisions made, including reasons for the decision
4.3 Measure and evaluate the WHSMS in line with the organisation’s quality systems framework
4.4 Develop and implement improvements to the WHSMS to achieve organisational WHS objectives
4.5 Ensure compliance with the WHS legislative framework to achieve, as a minimum, WHS legal requirements
Assessment/evidence gathering conditions
Each assessment component is recorded as either Competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC). A student can only achieve competence when all assessment components listed under “Purpose of the assessment” section are recorded as competent. Your trainer will give you feedback after the completion of each assessmentA student who is assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent) is eligible for re-assessment.
Resources required for this assessment
Computer with relevant software applications and access to internet Weekly eLearning notes relevant to the tasks/questions
Instructions for Students
Please read the following instructions carefully This assessment has to be completed In class At home The assessment is to be completed according to the instructions given by your assessor. Feedback on each task will be provided to enable you to determine how your work could be improved. You will be provided with feedback on your work within two weeks of the assessment due date. All other feedback will be provided by the end of the term. Should you not answer the questions correctly, you will be given feedback on the results and your gaps in knowledge. You will be given another opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to be deemed competent for this unit of competency. If you are not sure about any aspect of this assessment, please ask for clarification from your assessor. Please refer to the College re-assessment for more information (Student handbook).

Marking Guide

Tasks Marks
Assessment Task 1: Written Questions
Q1. /1
Q2. /1
Q3 /1
Q4 /1
Q5 /1
Q6 /1
Q7 /1
Q8 /1
Q9 /1
Q10 /1
Q11 /1
Subtotal: /11
Assessment Task 2: WHS management system project
1.Revise the WHS Policy and Procedure /8
2. Send an email to the management team. /4
3. Develop a PowerPoint presentation for an induction and training program /6
4. Conduct induction and training program /10
5. Send an email to theaudience /4
6. Develop a working from home health and safety checklist /4
7. Update your WHS Policy and Procedures. /4
8. Take a screen shot of your folder and files. /2
9. Send an email to the Management Team. /2
Subtotal: /44
Tasks Marks
Assessment Task 3: WHS Risk Control Project
1.Develop a report on health and safety and fatigue issues /8
2. Send an email to the CEO /4
3. Send an email to all staff /4
4. Take a screen shot of your folder and files. /1
5. Send an email to staff /2
Subtotal: /19
Assessment Task 4: WHS Evaluation
1. Write a performance report. /12
2. Send an email to the CEO /2
3. Identify suitable performance indicators. /10
4. Send an email to the CEO /2
Subtotal: /26
Total: /100