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BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace Activity-2

BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace Activity-2


BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace


BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management



Please ensure this form is fully completed prior to submitting.

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


Student Number:Insert Student Number Here
Student Name:Insert Your Name Here
Subject:BSBWHS501 Ensure a Safe Workplace
Course:BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management


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. report on incidents and solutions).

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

EDUCATOR to complete

Pre-assessment work completed
All assessments, tasks & activities (on Moodle®) successfullyAdd Scale 
Activity 2 – WHS Detective     
1.            Did the student report on where and at what time most numbers of accident occur and why?Add Scale
2.            Did the student report on what is the relationship between the severity of the injury and the location?Add Scale
3.            Did the student suggest some solutions to prevent further injury?Add Scale





Practical Checklist

Assessor to complete:

Did you observe the student? Choose an item.

Further comments required

Assessor Comments





Resubmission required – Choose an item.

Date resubmission must be handed in:  ________________________

Assessor’s name and signature:  _______________________________

Date:  17 April 2019


Activity 2 – WHS Detective

Twelve months ago, EAP Shelter introduced an injury and accident recording system. The simple system records back injuries to outdoor timber workers who manually stack timber in two locations. The workers start at 5.30am and finish at 1.30pm. They are exposed to extreme climatic conditions working in cold conditions in winter. Not surprisingly a high incidence of back injuries is evident. The company has instigated a special report on back injuries. Review the records to see if any trends are evident. Remember, this exercise aims to draw knowledge from the data. For example, you might consider the question “Do injuries happen more frequently in the winter months?” The records detail back injuries in the first 10 days of both January and June.

The depth at which you analyse your data is restricted only to your investigative thinking capacity and the amount of time you have to conduct the analysis. Use qualitative concepts as tools to measure attitudes. Ultimately, the key to this exercise is that you consistently ask, “WHY?” It is when we understand why an accident has occurred that we can put strategies in place to ensure this won’t happen again. Identifying a pattern can help us to answer this question.

DateTimeLocationDate / Time ReportedClassification
4 Jan5:45amYard4 Jan 5:50amMedium
5 Jan6:00amYard5 Jan 11:00amMild
7 Jan6:15amYard9 Jan 6:00amMedium
9 Jan7:15amShed10 Jan 6:00amMild
10 Jan7:50amShedNot reportedMild
2 June5:55amYard2 June 6:00amSevere
4 June6:20amYard4 June 6:25amSevere
5 June6:45amYard5 June 6:50amSevere
8 June7:30amShed8 June 12:30pmMedium
9 June8:05amYard9 June 8:10amSevere

Consider the following factors:

  1. Where and at what time did the most numbers of accidents occur and why? (minimum words 50).
  1. What is the relationship between the severity of the injury and the location? (minimum words 30).
  1. Can you suggest some solutions to prevent further injury?(minimum words 50).

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