BSBWHS201

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.

It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

Topics:

  1. Work safely
  2. Implement work safety requirements
  3. Participate in WHS consultative processes

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • 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 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

Nominal Hours: 20