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SITXWHS003 Implement and Monitor Work Health and Safety Practices Assessment Task

Course Details

Unit Code (s) and Names

SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

Assessment Task



Implement and monitor work health and safety practices



Assessment Tool

Short Answer Responses

To demonstrate satisfactory completion of this Assessment Task the learner must:



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All Short Answer Responses correctly answered

Overall Assessment Task Performance



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Assessment Task: Short Answer Responses

Resources required for this Assessment

Trainers and Assessors are required to ensure all learners have access to:

§ Emergency Management Systems

§ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

§ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

§ Record Keeping Documentation

§ Communication lines and provisions for consultation

§ Building Security Policies and Procedures

§ Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011

§ Australian Standards 2010

§ Building Regulations Act 2006

§ Policies and procedures used for managing Work health and safety (WHS)

§ Codes of practice and standards issued by government regulators or industry groups

Instructions for Trainer and Assessors

This assessment task has to be conducted as per the Assessment Conditions:

In class

In an Industry Workplace

In a Simulated Industry Environment

Instructions for the assessments

§ Attendance must be recorded in the Attendance Spreadsheet

§ The assessment is to be completed according to the Assessment task instructions This is an individual assessment

§ The Assessment must be completed in Blue or Black Pen or using Microsoft Word

§ All responses must be referenced using the APA Referencing Style

§ Trainer and Assessor are to complete the Pre-Assessment Checklist before commencing the Assessment process

Assessment Task Duration

§ Two (2) Hours

Learner Evidence Submission Requirements

§ The completed and signed Assessment Tool



Answer the following questions below. All questions must be answered.

  1. Under the WHS legislation there are five (5) situations when a person conducting a business or undertaking (employer) must consult with workers. Name three (3) of them.
  2. List four (4) ways you can provide staff with workplace health and safety information.
  3. An emergency evacuation plan is one example of a WHS procedure which helps to keep people safe. List four (4) others relevant to your industry.
  4. List two (2) methods of monitoring staff to confirm they are following WHS procedures.
  5. List five (5) types of document that would act as evidence of your company’s compliance with WHS laws.
  6. List four (4) possible steps you could take if you observed a staff member not complying with your company’s WHS practices, or a hazard control measure was not working properly.
  7. List five (5) WHS issues or potential hazards you need to monitor in your department/industry on a daily basis.
  8. List three (3) matters you might discuss as part of making consultation arrangements.
  9. Name three (3) methods you can use to provide staff members the opportunity to contribute their views on WHS issues
  10. If you cannot resolve a staff member’s WHS issue or control a hazard yourself, name three (3) people you might refer the issue to in order to find a resolution
  11. A staff member has raised WHS issues in the workplace which now have been resolved. Why is it important to communicate the result back the staff member who raised it?
  12. Safe Work Australia’s Code of Practice “How to manage work health and safety risks” lists the instances when risk management must occur and hazard controls must be used. List five (5) instances when this needs to occur in an organisation
  13. List four (4) different types of WHS training methods.
  14. Give two (2) examples of when you must provide WHS training to your staff.
  15. Give four (4) examples of training you might organise with a specialist WHS training provider.
  16. Give three (3) reasons you should monitor the effectiveness of training programs?
  17. Where should ‘Safety Data Sheets (SDS)’ be kept?
  18. List five (5) pieces of information you can find on an SDS?
  19. What information can you get from a completed risk assessment document?
  20. List four (4) pieces of information that should be recorded as a training record for a staff member who has undertaken WHS training.
  21. How can you minimise the environmental impacts of storing documents and files?
  22. Under the WHS legislation, what is an employer’s duty of care in relation to providing a safe workplace?
  23. If a business chooses to have direct, regular contact between employer and employees instead of appointing a WHS Committee or appoint WHS Representatives, have they failed to meet the requirements of the WHS act? Why, Why not?
  24. If a WHS Committee raises a WHS issue with an employer, and the employer does not consider the issue in a timely fashion, has the employer failed to meet their legal requirements? Why? Why not?
  25. What is the role of a WHS Committee?
  26. List two (2) penalties a judge may impose on you if Question 24
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