SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices :
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|If a student is not happy with his/ her results, that student may appeal against their grade via a written letter, clearly stating the grounds of appeal to the Chief Executive Officer. This should be submitted after completion of the subject and within fourteen days of commencement of the new term. Re-assessment Process: An appeal in writing is made to the Academic Manager providing reasons for re-assessment /appeal. Academic Manager will delegate another member to review the assessment. The student will be advised of the review result done by another assessor. If the student is still not satisfied and further challenges the decision, then a review panel is formed comprising the lecturer/trainer in charge and the Academic Manager or if need be an external assessor. The Institute will advise the student within 14 days from the submission date of the appeal. The decision of the panel will be deemed to be final. If the student is still not satisfied with the result, he / she has the right to seek independent advice or follow external mediation option with nominated mediation agency. Any student who fails a compulsory subject or appeals unsuccessfully will be required to re-enrol in that subject. The cost of reassessment will be borne by the Institute. The external assessor will base his/her judgement based on principles of assessment. These principles require assessment to be reliable, fair, practical and valid.
Academic Appeals: If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the re-evaluation process, you have a right to appeal through academic appeals handling protocol. To appeal a decision, the person is required to complete the TKL- Request for Appeal of a Decision form with all other supporting documents, if any. This form is available via our website. The completed Request for Appeal form is to be submitted to the Student Support Officer either in hard copy or electronically via the following contact details: Student Support Officer, TKL College Suite 707, Level 7 159-175 Church Street, Westfield Shopping Centre, Parramatta, NSW 2150 , Email: email@example.com The notice of appeal should be in writing addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and submitted within seven days of notification of the outcome of the re-evaluation process. If the appeal is not lodged in the specified time, the result will stand and you must re-enrol in the unit. In emergency circumstances, such as in cases of serious illness or injury, you must forward a medical certificate in support of a deferred appeal. The notice of appeal must be made within three working days of the concluding date shown on the medical certificate. The decision of Chief Executive Officer will be final. Student would then have the right to pursue the claim through an independent external body as detailed in the students’ complaint / grievance policy.
|Plagiarism: Plagiarism means to take and use another person’s ideas and or manner of expressing them and to pass them off as your own by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement. This includes material sourced from the internet, RTO staff, other students, and from published and unpublished work. Plagiarism occurs when you fail to acknowledge that the ideas or work of others are being used, which includes: Collusion: Collusion means unauthorised collaboration on assessable work (written, oral or practical) with other people. This occurs when a student presents group work as their own or as the work of someone else. Collusion may be with another RTO student or with individuals or student’s external to the RTO. This applies to work assessed by any educational and training body in Australia or overseas. Collusion occurs when you work without the authorisation of the teaching staff to: with one or more people to prepare and produce work Both collusion and plagiarism can occur in group work. For examples of plagiarism, collusion and academic misconduct in group work please refer to the RTO’s policy on Academic integrity, plagiarism and collusion. Plagiarism and collusion constitute cheating. Disciplinary action will be taken against students who engage in plagiarism and collusion as outlined in RTO’s policy. Proven involvement in plagiarism or collusion may be recorded on students’ academic file and could lead to disciplinary|
You are required to complete and pass every task in the assessment in order to be deemed competent.
|Task||Due Date||Student Signature||Trainer Signature||Comments|
|Task 1-2||Week 2|
Welcome to the Student Assessment Tasks for SITXWHS007 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices. These tasks have been designed to help you demonstrate the skills and knowledge that you have learnt during your course. Please ensure that you read the instructions provided with these tasks carefully.
Assessment for this unit
For you to be assessed as competent, you must successfully complete two assessment tasks:
Assessment Task 1: Knowledge questions
Information for students
Knowledge questions are designed to help you demonstrate the knowledge which you have acquired during the learning phase of this unit. Ensure that you:
- comply with the due date for assessment which your assessor will provide
- adhere with your RTO’s submission guidelines
- answer all questions completely and correctly
- submit work which is original and, where necessary, properly referenced
- submit a completed cover sheet with your work
- avoid sharing your answers with other students.
Provide answers to all of the questions below.
- Identify five examples of actions that a business needs to take to be legally compliant under WHS legislation.
- Identify four responsibilities employers have to provide a safe workplace.
- Identify four responsibilities employees have to ensure a safe workplace for themselves, their colleagues and others who attend the workplace.
- List three reasons businesses are required to consult with the workforce on WHS matters.
- Name the four occasions when employers are required by WHS legislation to consult with the workforce.
- Identify who the employers are required to consult with regarding WHS issues.
- Complete the box below by briefly explaining how each option operates to enable effective consultation on WHS issues.
|Diary, whiteboard or suggestion box.|
|Fact sheets about WHS rights and responsibilities.|
|Formal WHS representatives and committees.|
|Formal meetings with agendas, minutes and action plans.|
|Informal meetings with notes.|
|WHS discussions with employees during the course of a business day.|
|Recording issues in a management diary.|
|Regular staff meetings that involve WHS discussions.|
|Seeking staff suggestions for content of WHS policies and procedures.|
|Special staff meetings or workshops to specifically address WHS issue.|
|Staff handbook containing WHS information.|
|Surveys or questionnaires that invite staff feedback on WHS issues.|
- Explain the role and responsibilities of health and safety representatives. In your answer, also discuss requirements in regards to how they are appointed.
- Identify three obligations an employer has to their health and safety representative.
- List three roles and responsibilities of workplace Health and Safety Representatives.
- List three categories of workplace hazards that must be identified when undertaking workplace hazard identifications.
- List five acceptable ways in which workplace hazard identification might occur.
- List three acceptable practices inherent in workplace risk assessment.
- List the six classifications of risk controls provided for in the ‘Hierarchy of Risk Controls’.
- List five requirements organisations need to comply with in relation to WHS record keeping.
- List three requirements organisations need to comply with in relation to acceptable record keeping mechanisms.
- Explain the requirement an employer is under to provide workplace WHS training to employees.
- Describe three employee responsibilities in relation to participating in established WHS practices and training.
- Identify ten possible ramifications for employers who fail to observe OHS or WHS laws and Code of Practice (COPs).
- List the comprehensive details of the Safe Work Australia Model Code of Practice ‘Hazardous manual tasks’.
- List three methods of receiving updated information on OHS or WHS laws and Code of Practice (COP’s).
- Complete the table by providing a reason for each time that hazard identification must be carried out.
|Time when hazard identification must be carried out||Reason|
|Before premises are used for the first time.|
|Before and during the installation or alteration of any plant, machinery or equipment.|
|Before changes to work practices, procedures or processes are introduced.|
|When any new information relating to health, safety and security risks becomes available.|
- List five possible inclusions in workplace WHS record keeping systems.
- List three examples of WHS ‘consultation’ record requirements.
- Identify three hazard identification records that need to be maintained in a workplace.
- Identify five examples of ‘notifiable incidents’ where a person has been impacted that need to be reported.
- List five examples of ‘notifiable incidents’ where a person has not been impacted or injured that need to be reported.
- Why do WHS statistics need to be reviewed and reported on?
- Discuss how the following are used when developing monitoring reports and making recommendations for change:
- agendas for and minutes of meetings
- committee members
- consultation decisions and follow-up actions
- consultation processes
- diaries of meetings
- WHS information provided to personnel
- risk controls
- safe work practices
- Identify three reasons there is a need for workplaces to establish and maintain records regarding risk assessments including risk control actions that have been implemented.
- Identify five examples of details that need to be maintained regarding WHS training plans developed by an organisation for their employees.
- List five examples of details that need to be maintained regarding WHS training undertaken by employees of an organisation.
Assessment Task 1: Checklist
|Did the student provide a sufficient and clear answer that addresses the suggested answer for the following?||Completed successfully?||Comments|
|Assessor signature and Date:|
Assessment Task 2: WHS Project
Information for students
|Tasks required for this unit This unit of competency requires that you:|
|Instructions for how you will complete these requirements are included below.|
Complete the following activities.
Carefully read the following information.
|You are to assume that you are the manager of a café or food business called the Blue Healer Café. You will make use of the Blue Healer Café documentation included in the student resources folder along with the WHS Policy and Procedures from the WHSMS for the training kitchen of your RTO for this assessment. As the manager, it is your responsibility to implement and monitor the work health and safety practices of the employees (your classmates). What do I need to demonstrate? During this task, you will be required to demonstrate a range of the skills and knowledge that you have developed during your course. These include: Provide information on health, safety and security by ensuring that you:Explain relevant health, safety and security information to personnel.Make all current health, safety and security information readily accessible to staff.Monitor safe work practices by:Monitoring ongoing compliance with safe work practices.Take prompt action to address non-compliance with procedures and safe work practices.Monitor day-to-day effectiveness of health, safety and security practices in maintaining the health, safety and security of personnel.Coordinate consultative arrangements for the management of health, safety and security issues by ensuring that you:Provide opportunities for staff members to contribute their views on health, safety and security management practices.Resolving or referring issues raised through health, safety and security consultation to the appropriate person.Implement and monitor procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks by:Scheduled hazard identification activities, ensuring hazards are identified at times designated by legislation.Identify any hazards on an ongoing basis during own day-to-day workplace operations.React to reports of hazards by other workers, and coordinate and participate in risk assessments.Implementing risk control methods or refer to appropriate person if control is outside scope of responsibility.Monitoring effectiveness of control measures, promptly identify any inadequacies, and resolve or report them to the appropriate person.Coordinate health, safety and security training through:Identifying health, safety and security training needs. Make arrangements for fulfilling training needs.Monitoring the effectiveness of training and make required adjustments.Maintain health, safety and security records and reports by ensuring that you:Complete health, safety and security records and reports accurately and legibly and store according to organisational and legal requirements.Use data and reports to provide reliable and timely input into the management of workplace health, safety and security. How will I provide evidence? Your assessor will provide you with templates and administration documents to complete each activity. You will find some detailed information about providing evidence; this will include: the WHS handouts x 3 (Activity 3)a Hazard Inspection Checklist for meeting room (Activity 4)a WHS Management Report (Activity 6)a Risk Management Report (Activity 6)an updated Workplace Health, Safety and Security Action Plan (Activity 6)a WHS Training Report (Activity 8)a completed Hazard Identification Checklist for the kitchen (Activity 9)a Hazardous Incidents Register (Activity 9)a WHS email report to owner. You will need to complete each activity and submit the completed templates and tasks at the end of each step. Tips for completing your WHS Project Read through this assessment and each of the WHS Project activities before you get started and make sure you understand what you need to do. If you are unsure, speak to your assessor and/or supervisor.Stay up to date! Stay in touch with your assessor. Ask questions, raise issues, check in, communicate. Most importantly, ask for help if you are having trouble!|
- 1. Review key documents from the WHSMS and set up folders.
|You now need to review some key documents as preparation for the next steps: Make the assumption that items 1, 2 and 5 of the action plan have already been completed. Prepare to undertake action items 3, 4 and 6 of the action plan by preparing a briefing session for staff that will ensure these items are completed. Set up folder systems on your local drive on your computer as outlined in the WHS Administration Policy and add the relevant soft copy documents to this. You will be using this folder system throughout this assessment.|
|You are required to develop three health and safety information handouts, which are to be provided to, and discussed with, your team at a WHS briefing. Read the requirements for each of the handouts below and then conduct research using the Internet to identify the information needed for each of the handouts and include information from the kitchen’s WHS Policy and Procedures, and reference this as required in your handouts. The format and style for the handouts are as follows: You will be required to present the handouts that you have developed at a WHS briefing session soon. Print one copy of each handout for the training session but save soft copies to your WHS filing system on your device.|
|Submit a copy of each handout to your assessor prior to the meeting.|
|Handout 1: Legislation The purpose of this handout is to clearly and simply explain important information about legislation. Your handout should:|
|Handout 2: Identifying hazards and risk control in the café The purpose of this handout is to provide information about identifying hazards and risk control, and procedures for dealing with hazards in the environment. You should briefly explain the process of identifying hazards and risk control and provide 5 common examples of hazards that may occur in the kitchen environment based on data from your research about the most common ones Include information about how employees can complete an incident report and the investigation process undertaken by the business. Choose one of the common hazards that you have identified and include a simple step-by-step procedure for dealing with that hazard (risk control), using diagrams to illustrate each step where possible. Your handout should also address and explain the hierarchy of control and how it is to be used in the workplace.|
|Handout 3: WHS Consultation The purpose of this handout is to explain the requirements for WHS consultation under legislation and to indicate how the business communicates WHS legislation and consults with staff as indicated in the organisation’s WHS policy and procedure. You should also explain why it is important for a business to conduct WHS communication and consultation. Include the details of the college’s WHS representative or committee.|
|In the next activity step, you will run your WHS briefing session. In line with procedure, and as outlined in action item 6, you are required to conduct a hazard inspection using the relevant form from the WHSMS. Your assessor will set up the room prior to you conducting the inspection. Complete the checklist in full using a pen and make sure it is accurate and legible. You will also be required to record recommended corrective actions as well as future risk control measures. You will be assessed on whether you have correctly identified the hazards and suitable corrective actions and risk control measures. When you have identified a hazard, implement procedures to control the risks involved. Give a verbal commentary on what you are doing, so your assessor can follow the thinking behind your actions. In particular, your commentary should demonstrate how you are using the hierarchy of control to determine the best procedures to implement.|
|Submit your completed Hazard Identification Checklist to the assessor before the next step.|
|It’s time to deliver your staff briefing. At the briefing you are required to: This briefing should go for about 20-30 minutes and will be delivered to your assessor and two other people. Ask staff members about their WHS training requirements that they would like to see happen now and in the future. Encourage discussion among the team members about the training that could be relevant for the staff of the case study café or the actual business you are basing this assessment on. During the presentation, demonstrate effective communication skills including:|
|Immediately after the meeting, write a management report for the owner outlining what took place at the meeting along with the training suggestions from staff and what you believe will be best to focus on immediately and for the future. Include the relevant data gathered from the meeting and identify any non-compliance with procedure and outline the actions you are going to take immediately to address this. Use the WHS Management Report Template as a guide and complete all sections. Add these actions to the Action Plan with clear dates and time for this to proceed (consult with your assessor when this training can take place and use that date and time in your report). Ensure you also mark other items you have addressed as completed. Complete risk management reporting and risk assessment for the proposed training activities – current and future. Use Risk Management Plan Template as a guide and complete all sections.|
|Submit the following to your assessor: File these documents in your WHS folder system on your device.|
|Run the training session as you have planned for in your action plan. While running this training, participate but also observe the following: After the training, your assessor will take each student aside to run through a scenario with you individually and then you will split back into your group you were in for activity step 5 and conduct a debrief session asking employees for their feedback and thoughts on how the drill went and to make suggestions for the future.|
|Use WHS Training Report template. Save this report as WHS training report.|
|Submit this to your assessor and file in your electronic folder system.|
|It has come to your attention that one of the staff members failed to complete hazard identification and reporting when he was the team leader for the first shift yesterday. On top of that, a hazardous incident did occur and the register was not completed either. One of the other staff members advised you about the matter later yesterday afternoon. Meet with the non-compliant staff member (your assessor) to discuss the issue and provide the necessary training. During the meeting, you will need to demonstrate effective communication skills including: During the meeting you are required to:|
|Submit: Save the files in your electronic folder system.|
|Now that you have completed the counselling/training session and have new information, develop a solution for the deficiency and email this to the owner to have the changes implemented immediately. Make sure your email is warm and friendly but also professional. Submit the email or send it to your assessor. Save a copy in the WHS filing system on your device.|
|Show your assessor your folder formats and all the files within the structure.|
Assessment Task 2: Checklist
|Has the following been completed?||Completed successfully?||Comments|
|The student has satisfactorily explained health, safety and security information to staff.|
|The student has satisfactorily made health, safety and security information available to staff.|
|During the WHS briefing, the student has satisfactorily demonstrated effective communication skills including: speaking clearly and concisely using non-verbal communication to assist with understanding asking questions to identify required information responding to questions as required using active listening techniques to confirm understanding.|
|The student has satisfactorily implemented and monitored adherence to health, safety and security procedures in the following areas: evacuation of staff and customershazard identification and reportingrisk assessment and reporting.|
|The student has satisfactorily coordinated consultative processes for the above three areas, including providing opportunities for staff to contribute their views and resolving issues.|
|The student has satisfactorily coordinated risk assessment, WHS training and maintained and stored the relevant records for the three areas.|
|The student has satisfactorily monitored the effectiveness of the WHS system by identifying adjustments and staff training needs.|
|The student has satisfactorily demonstrated that their management practices align with state/territory guidelines and WHS legislation.|
|The student has satisfactorily taken prompt action to address non-compliance and discipline staff as necessary.|
|The student has satisfactorily used data and reports to provide reliable and timely input into the management of workplace health, safety and security.|
|Assessor signature and Date:|
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