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BSBWHS521 ensure a safe workplace for a work area

BSB51918 DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
BSBWHS521- ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE FOR A WORK AREA FOR A WORK AREA

PART A: Knowledge questions:

Question 1:

List the WHS law, regulations and codes of practice that are relevant to your work area.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 2:

Explain how an organisation’s WHS policies and procedures articulate the organisation’s compliance with legislation.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 3:

What forms, records, registers and reports could be used by an organisation to collect WHS information and record and report on accidents and incidents?

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 4:

Explain how analysing these workplace records could help the PCBU or health and safety officer improve WHS performance in the organisation.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 5:

Give an example of a work area, specifying who the WHS duty holder(s) are for that work area. Briefly explain the obligations that the relevant WHS legislation, regulations or code(s) of practice, and workplace policies and procedures places on the person(s).

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 6:

What methods can be used in an organisation or work area to identify hazards?

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 7:

Outline the seven-step risk management process that can be used in a work area.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 8:

Explain the hierarchy of risk control and its application in a specified work area.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 9:

What might be the consequences of inadequate risk controls?

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 10:

Explain how you could ensure that inadequacies in risk control are clearly identified and appropriately resourced.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 11:

Identify when you might require the advice or assistance of other experts and/or WHS personnel.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 12:

Define a duty holder and their WHS responsibilities within the work area.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 13:

Explain the importance to an organisation of approving financial and human resources.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 14:

Explain the benefits to an organisation of resolving issues through a participation and consultation arrangements according to required WHS laws and organisational protocols.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 15:

Explain why it is essential that an organisation provides WHS outcomes that come from the participation and consultation process.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory


Question 16:

Why is it important to evaluate the stages of any workplace change to ensure additional hazards have not been created by proposed change?

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 17:

When might an organisation evaluate a WHS management system?

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

Question 18:

Explain why an organisation needs to ensure it is WHS compliant and meets WHS legislative frameworks.

Answer:

Marking:

q Satisfactory

q Unsatisfactory

PART B: PROJECT

Project Overview and context

You receive an email from Rose Hargreaves, Chief Executive Officer of BizOps Enterprises:

Subject: Work health and safety management system

Hello,

As you are aware, BizOps Enterprises’s main office that fronts the main road is about to undergo a major refurbishment. Before any work can commence, I need you to establish a work health and safety management system (WHSMS) that meets legislative requirements.

You will have to evaluate some of our current WHS policies and procedures. You may need to develop other procedures and a record-keeping system that ensures the work area (and therefore the organisation) complies with WHS laws. Throughout the life of the project, you will be responsible for maintaining and evaluating the WHSMS. Please refer to the project background, provided below, for more information.

For further details on what I require you to include in your report, please refer to the ‘Instructions to the candidate’ section that follows. I look forward to receiving your final report.

Kind regards,

Rose Hargreaves
Chief Executive Officer


Project background

Due to growth at BizOps Enterprises, we have decided to look at how we can expand our head office by refurbishing and fitting out the front building.

We will need to employ workers across a range of occupations and trades, including engineers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and cabinetmakers, and painters. Nail guns, jackhammers, power tools, elevated work platforms and scaffolding, and a range of other building and construction equipment will be used extensively.

The building being renovated fronts a busy street; construction activities will need to ensure vehicle and pedestrian traffic is safe and uninterrupted.

WHS system implementation and maintenance tasks over the coming weeks leading up to commencement of work include:

  • confirming legislative requirements
  • identifying relevant roles and responsibilities
  • resourcing the WHS management system
  • establishing appropriate induction and training
  • providing participation and consultation arrangements for establishing the WHS management system
  • developing processes for identifying and resolving issues
  • implementing hazard and risk control procedures that ensure legislative compliance.

The work health and safety management system (WHSMS) must also provide a mechanism for evaluating the effectiveness of the processes, which you and your WHSMS team will put in place.

Instructions

You will need to access and read the following BizOps Enterprises templates, forms, policies and procedures:

  • document-style-guide.pdf
    http://chilp.it/37c2351
  • company-profile.pdf
    http://chilp.it/c6a7f96
  • company-business-plan.pdf
    http://chilp.it/eb45dfd
  • vision-mission-values.pdf
    http://chilp.it/0996c6f
  • organisational-charts.pdf
    http://chilp.it/b8c010f
  • organisation-operational-plan.pdf
    http://chilp.it/86d764e
  • project-scope-template.docx
    http://chilp.it/8e4d176
  • project-implementation-template.docx
    http://chilp.it/c413085
  • staff-meeting-agenda-template.docx
    http://chilp.it/8e9960e
  • report-template.docx
    http://chilp.it/22411a7
  • induction-plan-template.docx
    http://chilp.it/f56b204
  • whs-policy.pdf
    http://chilp.it/efa3119
  • risk-management-policy.pdf
    http://chilp.it/05a3996
  • risk-management-procedures.pdf
    http://chilp.it/8b8067e
  • whs-hazard-identification-form.docx
    http://chilp.it/24a77ca
  • whs-hazard-report-form.docx
    http://chilp.it/ebf4ae7
  • risk-management-plan-template.docx
    http://chilp.it/4551c6e

See the ‘Resources required’ section for how to access these documents.

This Project has been split into ten separate tasks. Please complete each task in the order they appear. Read the information you have been given.

Prepare a project report that demonstrates, describes and evaluates the WHS law compliance of the BizOps work area. You are advised to follow the style guide when completing your report. Address the following in your final report.

Task One

Describe how you critiqued ideas and information from WHS legislation, policies, procedures and programs.

Task Two

Explain how you identified duty holders and defined WHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in the work area according to WHS laws, policies, procedures and programs.

Task Three

Explain how you established, implemented, maintained and evaluated effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS.

Task Four

Describe methods used to monitor adherence to legal and regulatory rights and responsibilities for self and others in relation to WHS.

Task Five

Explain how you identified and approved financial and human resources required by the WHSMS according to organisational procedures.

Task Six

Explain your strategies for working with contractors and their representatives to set up and maintain participation arrangements according to relevant WHS legislation.

Task Seven

Explain how you used consultative or collaborative processes as an integral part of the decision-making process.

Task Eight

What was your process for developing procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks?

Task Nine

Describe why it was essential that you included hazard identification at the planning stage.

Task Ten

How have you designed and evaluated stages of any change in the BizOps workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes and existing hazards are controlled?

Task Eleven

How did you establish, implement, maintain and evaluate procedures for effectively identifying hazards?

Task Twelve

Describe strategies deployed to assess and control BizOps risks using the hierarchy of risk control.

Task Thirteen

How did you select and implement BizOps risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements?

Task Fourteen

Describe who in the BizOps workplace took responsibility for developing, implementing and reviewing policies, procedures and processes in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements.

Task Fifteen

Describe how you identified inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements.

Task Sixteen

Explain the objective for promptly supplying resources to enable implementation of new measures.

Task Seventeen

What systematic analytical processes assisted you in gathering relevant BizOps information?

Task Eighteen

Describe how you used identifying and evaluating options against agreed criteria.

Task Nineteen

Identify requirements for requesting expert WHS advice, and how you would request this advice.

Task Twenty

Develop a suitable WHS induction and training program for required personnel in a work area as part of the organisation’s training program.

Task Twenty-One

How did you 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?

Task Twenty-Two

Explain the system for WHS recordkeeping that you used and how you allowed for the identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease.

Task Twenty-Three

Describe how you would record WHS decisions according to organisational requirements.

Task Twenty-Four

How did you measure and evaluate the WHSMS in line with the organisation’s quality systems framework?

Task Twenty-Five

Describe the methods used to establish, implement, maintain and evaluate a WHSMS for a work area of BizOps Enterprises in accordance with WHS legislation, including policies, procedures and record keeping.

Task Twenty-Six

What improvements did you develop and implement into the WHSMS to achieve organisational WHS objectives?

Task Twenty-Seven

Describe the plans you developed or processes you used to manage relatively complex WHS management tasks with an awareness of how they may contribute to longer-term operational and strategic goals.

Task Twenty-Eight

Explain how you ensured compliance with the WHS legislative framework to achieve, as a minimum, WHS legal requirements.

The final documents you submit for assessment will be assessed using the project criteria provided.

All project criteria outlined must be covered satisfactorily for Part B to be completed satisfactorily.

You must complete the project unassisted by the assessor or other personnel, but may refer to reference material as needed.

Project checklist – to be completed by the assessor

Marking criteria

Please tick S or NS

The student’s project meets the following requirements:

P1

Organised, evaluated and critiqued ideas and information from WHS law, policies, procedures and programs

S NS

P2

Identified duty holders and defined WHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in the work area according to WHS legislation, policies, procedures and programs

S NS

P3

Established, implemented, maintained and evaluated 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

S NS

P4

Monitored adherence to legal and regulatory rights and responsibilities for self and others in relation to WHS

S NS

P5

Identified and approved financial and human resources required by the WHS management system (WHSMS) according to organisational procedures

S NS

P6

Selected from, and applied, an expanding range of mathematical and problem solving strategies in identifying financial and human resources required

S NS

P7

Worked with required personnel to set up and maintain consultative arrangements according to relevant WHS laws

S NS

P8

Considered whether, and how, others should be involved, using consultative or collaborative processes as an integral part of the decision-making process

S NS

P9

Developed procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks

S NS

P10

Produced WHS policies, procedures and programs using appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structure and conventions to produce

S NS

P11

Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any workplace change to ensure that new hazards are not created by proposed changes and existing hazards are controlled

S NS

P12

Established, implemented, maintained and evaluated procedures for effectively identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks using the hierarchy of risk control

S NS

P13

Developed and maintained procedures for selecting and implementing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements

S NS

P14

Took responsibility for developing, implementing and reviewing policies, procedures and processes in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements

S NS

P15

Identified inadequacies in existing risk controls according to the hierarchy of control and WHS legislative requirements, and promptly provided resources to enable implementation of new measures

S NS

P16

Used systematic, analytical processes, set goals, gathered relevant information, and identified and evaluated options against agreed criteria

S NS

P17

Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required, according to organisational procedures

S NS

P18

Develop and provide a WHS induction and training program for required personnel in a work area as part of organisation’s training program

S NS

P19

Established, implemented, maintained and evaluated 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

S NS

P20

Use a system for WHS recordkeeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation, and to maintain a record of WHS decisions made, including reasons for decisions

S NS

P21

Recorded WHS decisions according to organisational requirements

S NS

P22

Used digital systems and tools to enter, store and retrieve relevant information

S NS

P23

Measured and evaluated the WHSMS according to organisation’s quality systems framework

S NS

P24

Established, implemented, maintained and evaluated 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

S NS

P25

Developed and implemented improvements to the WHSMS to achieve organisational WHS objectives

S NS

P26

Developed plans or processes to manage relatively complex, WHS management tasks with an awareness of how they may contribute to longer-term operational and strategic goals

S NS

P27

Ensured compliance with the WHS legislative framework to achieve, as a minimum, WHS legal requirements

S NS