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Implement and monitor the organisation's OHS policies, procedures and programs within the work group
This unit covers implementing and monitoring general occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in all functional areas of local government. It is appropriate for staff members at the supervisory or team leader level for whom implementation of OHS is a large requirement of their role.|
Application of the competency
This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in councils of all sizes. Knowledge of the legislation and regulations within which councils must operate is essential. The unique nature of councils, as a tier of government directed by elected members and reflecting the needs of local communities, must be appropriately reflected.
|1 . Provide information to the work group about OHS and the organisation's OHS policies, procedures and programs||
|2 . Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHS||
|3 . Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for identifying hazards and assessing risks||
|4 . Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for controlling risks||
|5 . Implement the organisation's procedures for dealing with hazardous events||
|6 . Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for providing OHS training||
|7 . Implement and monitor the organisation's procedures for maintaining OHS records||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
Relevant provisions of OHS legislation may include:
general duty of care, including public safety requirements for maintenance and confidentiality of records of occupational injury and disease
provision of information and training
regulations and codes of practice relating to hazards present in work area
health and safety representatives
Workplace procedures may include:
inspection and evaluation
consultation processes (either general or specific to OHS)
changes to procedures
training and assessment
specific hazard policies and procedures including public safety procedures, OHS information, OHS record keeping and reporting, maintenance of plant and equipment, purchasing of supplies and equipment, and counselling and disciplinary processes.
Hazardous events may include:
emergencies such as fires, chemical spills or bomb scares.
Hierarchy of control refers to:
preferred order of risk control measures.
Overview of assessment requirements
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit will be able to perform the outcomes described in the Elements to the required performance level detailed in the Performance Criteria. The knowledge and skill requirements described in the Range Statement must also be demonstrated. For example, knowledge of the legislative framework and safe work practices that underpin the performance of the unit are also required to be demonstrated.
Critical aspects of evidence to be considered
The demonstrated ability to:
implement and monitor the organisation's OHS policies and procedures
implement relevant provisions of OHS legislation and codes of practice
identify and control hazards and risks.
Context of assessment
Assessment of performance requirements in this unit should be undertaken within the context of the local government framework. Competency is demonstrated by performance of all stated criteria, including the Range of Variables applicable to the workplace environment.
Relationship to other units(prerequisite or co-requisite units)
Prerequisite units: nil.
Co-requisite units: nil.
Method of assessment
The following assessment methods are suggested:
observation of the learner performing a range of workplace tasks over sufficient time to demonstrate handling of a range of contingencies
written and/or oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
completion of workplace documentation
third-party reports from experienced practitioners
completion of self-paced learning materials including personal reflection and feedback from trainer, coach or supervisor.
Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance
Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated management environments.
Access to council workplace or simulated case study that incorporates the following resources:
OHS legislation and council policies, procedures and codes of practice
staff or simulation for consultation process
computer system and software.