Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • explain clearly and accurately to work team the relevant work health and safety (WHS) information including:
    • WHS legislative and organisational requirements
    • identified hazards and outcomes of risk assessment and control
  • ensure that the team has access to information about WHS policies, procedures and programs in appropriate structure and language
  • implement and monitor procedures according to organisational and legislative WHS requirements including:
    • consultation and communications to enable team members to participate in managing WHS risks and hazards
    • identifying WHS training needs and providing learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring as appropriate to needs
    • identifying, reporting and taking action on WHS hazards and risks
    • identifying and reporting inadequacies in existing risk controls and monitoring outcomes to ensure a prompt organisational response
    • reporting on the cost of WHS training
  • keeping WHS records
  • analysing aggregate WHS data to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures in work area

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • legal responsibilities and duties of managers, supervisors, persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) and workers in relation to WHS risk management in the workplace
  • key provisions of relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice that apply to the business and outline how they apply in the work area
  • organisational policies and procedures relating to hazard identification, risk management, fire, emergency and evacuation, incident investigation and reporting
  • importance of effective consultation mechanisms in managing health and safety risks in the workplace
  • how the hierarchy of control applies in the work area