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SITXWHS002 Assessment Task 1

Assessment Task 1: Written questions

Written answer question guidance

The following written questions may use a range of ‘instructional words’, such as ‘identify’ or ‘explain’. These words will guide you as to how you should answer the question. Some questions will also tell you how many answers you need to give – for example, ‘Describe three strategies…’.

  • Discuss – when a question asks you to ‘discuss’, you are required to point out important issues or features and express some form of critical judgment. Generally, you are expected to write a response of one or two paragraphs in length.
  • Describe – when a question asks you to ‘describe’, you will need to state the most noticeable qualities or features. Generally, you are expected to write a response of two or three sentences in length.
  • Explain – when a question asks you to ‘explain’, you will need to make clear how or why something happened or the way it is. Generally, you are expected to write a response of two or three sentences in length.
  • Identify – when a question asks you to ‘identify’, you will need to briefly describe the required information. Generally, you are expected to write a response of two or three sentences in length.
  • List – when a question asks you to ‘list’, this means you will need to briefly state information in a list format, often with a specific number of items indicated.
  • Outline – when a question asks you to ‘outline’, this means giving only the main points. Generally, you are expected to write a response of two or three sentences in length.
  • Summarise – when a question asks you to ‘summarise’, this is similar to ‘outline’, only giving the main points. Generally, you are expected to write a response of two or three sentences in length.

Question 1

Summarise the responsibilities of the following duty holders regarding the management of risks in a workplace according to your state or territory legislation.

Employers

(Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking OR PCBU)

Supervisors/Managers (Officers)

Employees

· Must provide safety training & clear safety rules on work place

· Personal protective equipments are available

· First aid and medical kid provided when there si any accident or illness

· All staff maintain safe work environment under Manager guidelines.

· Employees are working under rules and regulation and manager guidelines.

· Work with other co-worker and maintain co-ordination withothers.

Question 2

a) Discuss the consequences of not complying with the WHS duties described in Question 1.

Employers

(Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking OR PCBU)

Supervisors/Managers (Officers)

Employees

· Employer do not provide their employees with the protective equipment like disposable gloves that might be exposed harmful disease

· Manager ask an employees to lift more that 40 pounds without any guidance.

· Perform joj related duties that they are not trained to perform resulting in possible accidents.

b) Provide one example of a fine in your State for each of those people not complying with WHS.

Question 3

Discuss why it is important for employers to have consultation arrangements in place for their staff and others in the workplace when identifying hazards and assessing and addressing risks in the workplace.

Question 4

a) Complete the box below by briefly explaining how each option operates to enable effective consultation on WHS issues.

Provide an example of how to gather feedback according with each of the consultation methods listed below:

Consultation Process

Explanation

Whiteboard or suggestion box used by staff to report issues of concern

Meetings with agendas, minutes and action plans

WHS representatives and committees

Informal meetings with notes

Recording issues in a management diary

Regular staff meetings that involve WHS discussions

Special staff meetings or workshops to specifically address WHS issues

Surveys or questionnaires that invite staff feedback on WHS issues

WHS discussions with employees during the course of each business day

b) Employers are required by law to provide a safe workplace for all employees. This includes providing employees with information about their WHS rights and responsibilities. Summarise the information that you would include in a fact sheet given to employees their rights and responsibilities.

c) Explain how you can use staff handbooks containing WHS information as a part of consultation processes.

Question 5

Outline the important times when an organisation must undertake hazard identification processes.

Question 6

a) Outline the importance of WHS training, and when it must or should occur.

b) List what types of training are appropriate.

c) Summarise why it is important for an organisation to maintain accurate and current records of training given to staff.

Question 7

a) Select the correct WHS records/documentation and reports that organisations must keep.

□ Consultation

□ Hazard identification

□ Incident and accident notifications to WHS regulatory authorities

□ Incident or accident, near miss reports and related statistics

□ Monitoring reports and recommendations

□ Risk assessments/ Risk control actions

□ All the above

b) Discuss the information that must be recorded about formal meetings where WHS consultation takes place.

c) Discuss why it is important for managers/supervisors to keep a diary of WHS meetings.

Question 8

a) Outline the legal requirements for using WHS representatives and committees.

b) Discuss the role of WHS representatives and committees.

Question 9

Summarise how the training kitchen WHS policies demonstrate:

a) The organisation’s overall approach to WHS

b) How they ensure the participation of personnel in WHS management practices

Question 10

Scenario:

You (acting as supervisor) and your team are going to be cooking for festival goers at an outdoor event.

a) The event organiser provides you with a safety checklist before the day of the event. Explain why this is an important document to complete.

b) Explain why you must undertake a site audit?

c) Explain the safety steps must you take during the event to ensure that everyone around your stall stays safe.

d) During the event it begins to rain heavily. When using the electric griller, one of the staff gets a mild electrical shock. Explain what steps you must take after the event.

Question 11

List all the people who might be involved in a risk assessment for a commercial kitchen.

Question 12

List three occasions when risk assessments must be undertaken.

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