BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace Activity-1

TASK 1 

BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY 1

BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

 

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY 1 COVERSHEET

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This page should be on the front of your assessment and needs to be easily accessible.

 

Student Number:

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Student Name:

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Subject:

BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace

Course:

BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

 

 

STUDENT DECLARATION

I hereby certify that:

  1. This assessment task is my own work based on my personal study/research and not the work of another student and/or source.
  2. I have acknowledged all material and sources used to prepare this assessment task.
  3. I have not plagiarised or copied any part of this assessment task from the work of any other student or source either.
  4. This assessment task has not previously been submitted.
  5. I am aware of the requirements set by my Trainer & Assessor.
  6. I have retained a copy of this assessment task for my own records.
  7. I have completed all my assessments, tasks & activities (on Moodle®) successfully.

 

 

Student’s Signature: _______________________________  Date: 17 April 2019

 

Wentworth Institute RTO Code: 91178        November 2017 Version: 1.0

 

 

 

Student instructions

This assessment must be based on where you work (or have worked most recently).

This Assessment is designed to test the knowledge that you have acquired throughout the unit. Use the following tips to help you answer the questions:

Read each question carefully. Check with your trainer or assessor if you are not sure what the question is asking.

HINT: Use these questions as subheadings to create a business style report to answer your assessment

Your response to each question should aim to provide enough information to answer the question. In most cases, this can be done with just a few paragraphs. Don’t forget to refer to attachments under the heading (question) applicable, e.g. ‘See attached email’.

Important: Your assessment must contain this coversheet and your own coversheet (for your “report”)

Your answers & assessment submission must professional in style (Business), content and format. Maximum font size 11 points: Font Arial or Times New Roman; single spacing; clear paragraphswith appropriate punctuation, spellchecking and final submission will need to be proof-read. (i.e. few missing words or typo’s)

In particular:

- Use clear, non-discriminatory language

- Avoid the use of jargon

- Write clearly using plain English

- Consider your target audience

- Ensure that your responses meet the needs of the target audience (in this case your trainer or assessor).

All of your work must be original.

Performance Evidence

 

Evidence of the ability to:

 

-         establish, implement, maintain and evaluate a work health and safety (WHS) management system for a work area of an organisation in accordance with WHS legislation including policies, procedures and record keeping

-         ensure organisational WHS compliance

-         establish, implement, maintain and evaluate effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS including identifying duty holders, identifying and approving the required resources and developing and implementing a training program

-         establish, implement, maintain and evaluate procedures for effectively identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks using the hierarchy of risk control

-         provide information and complete documentation for a WHS management system

-         identify requirements for and request expert WHS advice.

 

Knowledge Evidence

 

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

 

-         identify and detail relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice

-         specify relevant WHS organisational policies, procedures, programs and practices

-         explain hazard identification and risk-management processes

-         describe the hierarchy of risk control and how it is applied in the workplace

-         specify in-house and WHS legislative reporting requirements.

 

Marking and Criteria guide:  

 

Assessor and student must read this carefully before assessment. 

A 75% demonstrated competence in the answers is the benchmark only and students & assessors must note that professionally critical aspects/concepts must be included (e.g. detailed knowledge and application of all relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice).

 

All parts (criteria) in the marking guide must be completed successfully for the student to achieve competence in this unit

 

EDUCATOR to complete 

 

Observation/assessment 

S/NS

Comments 

Pre-assessment work completed

All assessments, tasks & activities (on Moodle®) successfully

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Activity 1 – Work Health & Safety (WHS) Activity

True & False Quiz

1.      The student has indicated whether the following statements in regard to the WHS framework are true or false;

i.         WHS processes and policies have a negative financial impact on a business. 

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ii.        WHS processes assist in reducing the numbers of workplace injuries.

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iii.       Businesses have a duty of care for their staff

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iv.      Regulations exist on a federal and state level to provide a consistent set of WHS laws.

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2.      The student has indicated whether the following statements in regard to a business’ WHS obligations are true or false

i.         A business must provide clear WHS objectives.

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ii.        A business must request involvement of WHS bodies such as WorkCover as much as possible. 

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iii.       Best practices involve command and control rules to implement WHS in the workplace.

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iv.      A business must consult workers when identifying hazards.

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v.       A business must allow workers to contribute to decision making in WHS matters.

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3.      The student has indicated whether the following statements in regard to WHS training and records are true or false;

i.         Businesses have a duty to conduct regular training to ensure safe operations.

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ii.        Refresher training for WHS needs should be conducted every two years.

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iii.       WHS requirements should feature on business meetings agenda to ensure workers welfare.

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iv.       WHS policies must be explained to new workers within a fortnight of starting in the business.

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v.        Risk assessment is necessary and results must be filed in risk assessment register documents.

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4.      The student has uncovered non-compliant situations or procedures.

i.         Approach the staff member at the next weekly meeting.

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ii.        Point out what they are doing wrong as well as any safety implications.

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iii.       Show them your written SOP, policy or procedure and how they should follow them.

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iv.       Organise training for the staff member if required.

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v.        Complete any paperwork, e.g. incident report form, near miss form, updated risk assessment.

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vi.       Point out the unsafe action to any manager or staff member that might be affected.

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vii.      If a staff member continues to not follow safe work practices make a note of it and get other staff to do their work

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Total 20 Points – Must have 15 out of 20 to pass

 

 

Knowledge Questions

1.     The student has described what is meant by “primary duty of Care”? What would this require?

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2.      The student has listed five examples of WHS documentation that should be readily accessible in a workplace.

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3.      The student has listed five examples for occasions when consultation must occur.

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Practical Checklist 

 

Assessor to complete:

 

Did you observe the student? Choose an item.  

 

Further comments required 

 

Assessor Comments 

 

________________________________________________________________ 

________________________________________________________________ 

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Resubmission required - Choose an item.

 

Date resubmission must be handed in:  ________________________ 

 

Assessor’s name and signature:  _______________________________ 

 

Date:  17 April 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity 1 – Work Health & Safety (WHS)

 

 

True & False Quiz

  1. Indicate whether the following statements in regard to the WHS framework are true or false:

 

  1. WHS processes and policies have a negative financial impact on a business. Choose an item.
  2. WHS processes assist in reducing the numbers of workplace injuries. Choose an item.
  • Businesses have a duty of care for their staff Choose an item.
  1. Regulations exist on a federal and state level to provide a consistent set of WHS laws. Choose an item.

 

 

  1. Indicate whether the following statements in regard to a business’ WHS obligations are true or false

 

  1. A business must provide clear WHS objectives. Choose an item.
  2. A business must request involvement of WHS bodies such as WorkCover as much as possible. Choose an item.
  • Best practices involve command and control rules to implement WHS in the workplace. Choose an item.
  1. A business must consult workers when identifying hazards. Choose an item.
  2. A business must allow workers to contribute to decision making in WHS matters. Choose an item.

 

  1. Indicate whether the following statements in regard to WHS training and records are true or false:

 

  1. Businesses have a duty to conduct regular training to ensure safe operations. Choose an item.
  2. Refresher training for WHS needs should be conducted every two years. Choose an item.
  • WHS requirements should feature on business meetings agenda to ensure workers welfare. Choose an item.
  1. WHS policies must be explained to new workers within a fortnight of starting in the business. Choose an item.
  2. Risk assessment is necessary and results must be filed in risk assessment register documents. Choose an item.

 

 

 

  1. If you uncover non-compliant situations or procedures, which of the following actions should you take?

 

  1. Approach the staff member at the next weekly meeting. Choose an item.
  2. Point out what they are doing wrong as well as any safety implications. Choose an item.
  • Show them your written SOP, policy or procedure and how they should follow them. Choose an item.
  1. Organise training for the staff member if required. Choose an item.
  2. Complete any paperwork, e.g. incident report form, near miss form, updated risk assessment. Choose an item.
  3. Point out the unsafe action to any manager or staff member that might be affected. Choose an item.
  • If a staff member continues to not follow safe work practices make a note of it and get other staff to do their work. Choose an item.

 

Knowledge Questions

 

  1. What is meant by “primary duty of Care”? (minimum 50 words)

 

  1. List five examples of WHS documentation that should be readily accessible in a workplace. (minimum 30 words)

 

  1. List five examples for occasions when consultation must occur. (minimum 50 words)

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