Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • developing, implementing, reviewing and improving a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) for an organisation
  • developing work health and safety (WHS) policy and gaining commitment to the WHSMS
  • consultation and communications processes
  • developing and implementing a WHS plan
  • measuring and evaluating WHS performance

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the key elements of a WHSMS
  • barriers to WHSMS implementation and strategies to remove them
  • the benefits to an organisation of having return-to-work and injury management integrated into the WHSMS
  • essential content of a WHS improvement action plan
  • legislative requirements for WHS information and data, and consultation
  • the nature of information and data that provide valid and reliable measures of performance of WHS management processes
  • relevant Commonwealth and state or territory WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, standards and guidance material, and other relevant publications
  • a range of commonly used WHSMS and the associated WHSMS certification standards
  • requirements for recordkeeping that address WHS, privacy and other relevant legislation
  • the roles and responsibilities of individuals and parties under WHS legislation
  • WHS positive performance indicators