Upon successful completion of this unit, you will have the ability to:

  • follow all relevant procedures and instructions relating to work health and safety (WHS) and emergency incidents
  • identify and report hazards to designated personnel
  • contribute to WHS consultative processes

Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety procedures and instructions including:

  • workplace safety procedures and instructions including:
    • systems and equipment
    • routine work operations
    • personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • report incidents and injuries
  • emergency procedures including those for fires and incidents
  • commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols
  • duty holder responsibilities, as specified in WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice, of:
    • self and fellow workers
    • persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs)
    • officers
    • others in the workplace
  • difference between hazards and risks
  • WHS hazards that may be present in the workplace, the harm they can cause and how this harm occurs
  • process of hazard identification and risk reduction