BSBWHS402

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in work health and safety (WHS) legislation. It includes identification of WHS legislation, duties, rights and obligations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.

This unit applies to individuals who assist with providing advice about the legislative duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties prescribed in WHS laws as part of a systematic approach to managing WHS. This unit applies to people who work in a broad range of WHS roles across all industries.

Topics:

  1. Assist with determining the legal framework for WHS in the workplace
  2. Assist with providing advice on WHS compliance
  3. Assist with WHS legislation compliance measures

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • determining current work health and safety (WHS) legal requirements for the workplace
  • providing advice to parties and individuals about current WHS legal requirements for the workplace, including underpinning principles, legal duties, rights and obligations and WHS regulator functions and powers
  • assessing workplace compliance with WHS legislative requirements
  • determining the training needs of individuals and parties in relation to WHS requirements
  • developing and implementing workplace changes in order to achieve WHS legal compliance

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • duties, rights and obligations of individuals and parties as specified in relevant WHS legislation, and specify the location of relevant information on WHS legislation
  • functions and powers of the relevant WHS regulator and how they are exercised
  • internal and external sources of WHS information, and how to access them
  • objectives and principles underpinning WHS legislation
  • method/s used for:
    • assessing WHS compliance
    • training needs in relation to WHS compliance
    • changes to achieve WHS compliance

Nominal Hours: 40