BSBWHS501 - ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE Summative Assessment 1

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Question 1
There are a number of key provisions of relevant legislation and regulations from all levels of government that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • ethical principles
  • codes of practice
  • privacy laws
  • financial legislation
  • health and safety legislation
  • consumer law
  • credit procedures legislation and regulations
Why is it necessary to have a working knowledge of the legislation involved in business? What is the aim of health and safety legislation and what responsibilities does it place on employers? Discuss in 180–220 words.
Question 2
Consider the following questions:
What is a hazard?
What is a risk?
What is the purpose of a risk assessment?
How can hazards be identified?
What is risk management?
In your discussion include the use of policies and procedures to ensure an organisation meets its health and safety responsibilities. Discuss in 220–250 words.
Question 3
What is the hierarchy of control?
Identify and briefly explain (150–180 words) the risk control measures of the hierarchy of control in order. Provide an example of each measure.
Question 4
What incidents must the regulatory authority be notified of? What information has to be included in reports? Discuss in 150–180 words.

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