BSBWHS410

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the identification, review, development, implementation and evaluation of effective participation and consultation processes as an integral part of managing work health and safety (WHS).

It applies to individuals with responsibility for enabling people to be consulted about, and to participate in, WHS management and decision making across the organisation. These individuals will work in a range of WHS roles across all industries and apply a substantial knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of WHS contexts.

NOTE: The terms ‘occupational health and safety’ (OHS) and ‘work health and safety’ (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

Topics:

  1. Contribute to scoping work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  2. Contribute to establishing work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  3. Contribute to ensuring work-related health and safety measures and initiatives comply with legislative requirements and obligations
  4. Contribute to reviewing and evaluating work-related health and safety measures and initiatives

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • contribute to scoping, establishing, reviewing and evaluating work health and safety (WHS) measures and initiatives to:
    • address specific legislative requirements and obligations
    • support non-statutory health promotion programs
  • contribute to ensuring work-related health and safety measures and initiatives comply with legislative requirements and obligations
  • liaise with relevant people internal and external to the organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the application of relevant mandatory health monitoring, including biological monitoring, to help secure work health and safety
  • the difference between work-related health and safety measures and initiatives designed to meet specific legislative requirements and obligations, and those designed to support non-statutory health promotion programs, and give examples of each
  • factors that impact on work-related health and safety and their potential effects
  • internal and external sources of WHS information and data, and how to access them
  • organisational WHS and other relevant policies, procedures, processes and systems, including human resources
  • relevant WHS legislation, other legislation (such as privacy and workers’ compensation) and common law rights and duties specific to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
  • work-related health and safety measures and initiatives that either address specific legislative requirements and obligations, or support non-statutory health prevention programs, including:
    • the factors impacting on worker health and safety that they address
    • effectiveness
    • costs and benefits
    • criteria for decisions regarding their implementation in a specific workplace
    • how they should be implemented

Nominal Hours: 40