Essential Work Health and Safety

Are you looking for a better understanding of Work Health and Safety (WHS)? This cluster matches WHS requirements to Project Management processes so you can identify, analyse, implement, monitor and review WHS practices in each phase of a project.

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You can learn how to:

  • explain to work team the relevant work health and safety (WHS) information
  • determining current work health and safety (WHS) legal requirements for the workplace
  • providing advice to parties and individuals
  • assessing workplace compliance with WHS legislative requirements
  • determining the training needs of individuals and parties
  • developing and implementing workplace changes
  • explain the legal roles, duties, rights and responsibilities
  • setting up and running WHS consultation and participation
  • communicating information and data about WHS consultation and participation processes
  • identifying barriers to effective WHS consultation and participation
  • interpret information and data about work health and safety (WHS) requirements
  • risk assessment and risk control and the development of a risk control plan
  • documenting and evaluating risk management processes
  • comply with hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities
  • identify WHS duty holders and their duties.
  • developing work health and safety (WHS) policy
  • planning the Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS)
  • implementing the plan
  • evaluating WHS performance and communicating the outcomes
  • reviewing and improving the WHSMS.
  • incorporate return-to-work and injury management procedures
  • communicating and explaining WHS policy and the WHSMS
  • implementing the plan
  • evaluating WHS performance and communicating the outcomes
  • reviewing and improving the WHSMS.
  • legislative and organisational requirements to responding to WHS incidents
  • communicating relevant WHS requirements clearly and accurately to individuals and parties
  • providing first aid according to workplace procedures and processes
  • reporting, notifying and documenting incidents, and meeting legislative requirements
  • obtaining information about incidents using appropriate data collection techniques
  • investigating incidents and communicating and implementing recommendations from investigations.

The units covered can be used to work towards qualifications including BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety, and are entry requirements units for BSB51315 – Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Units of Competency:

  • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents