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Workplace Health and Safety Assessment 1

Assessment-1

Workplace Health and Safety

SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

General Information for this assessment:

· Read the instructions for each question very carefully.

· Be sure to PRINT your FIRST name & LAST name in every place that is provided.

· Short questions must be answered in the spaces provided.

· For those activities requesting extra evidence such as: research reports, essay reports, etc. The student must attach its own work formatted in double space, Arial 12 pts.

· All activities must be addressed correctly in order to obtain a competence for the unit of competency.

· If the student doesn’t understand the assessment, they can request help from the assessor to interpret the assessment.

· Re-submission of assessment after the term will incur additional fees.

Assessment Task 1: Written Questions

Task summary

You must answer all questions below correctly.

Resources and equipment required to complete this task:

  • Access to textbooks and other learning materials
  • Access to a computer, printer, Internet and email software (if required)
  • Access to Microsoft Word (or a similar program).

When and where will this task be completed?

  • This task may be done in your own time as homework or you may be given time to do this task in class (where applicable).
  • Your assessor will provide you with the due date for this assessment.

What happens if I get something wrong?

  • If your assessor marks any of your answers as incorrect, they will make arrangements with you about resubmission. Your assessor may ask you some questions verbally to check your understanding, or you may need to provide new written responses to the questions that were answered incorrectly. Your assessor will give you a due date by which this must be provided.

Student instructions for Task 1

  • You must answer the questions by typing your answers in Microsoft Word or a similar program – your assessor will advise as to whether you must email them your completed assessment, submit the file on a USB drive or hand in a hard copy. If there are tables included in your task that you need to fill out, you may choose to recreate them in a word processing application. If you have been provided with an electronic version of this booklet, you may prefer to type your answers directly into the document.

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 (PCBU)

Supervisors/Managers (Officers)

Employees

Question 2

  • Discuss the ramifications of not complying with the WHS duties described in Question 1, including legal penalties.

Employers (PCBU)

Supervisors/Managers (Officers)

Employees

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) List all the consultation processes that are available for staff and supervisors in the training kitchen.

b) Explain examples of how management can use the following consultation methods to get staff feedback on WHS issues.

Consultation method

Answer

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

c) 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.

d) 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 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) List the other WHS records/documentation and reports that organisations must keep.

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.

a) Explain what you must do before setting up your equipment to ensure the safety of your staff and patrons for the day.

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

c) 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 all the occasions when risk assessments must be undertaken.

Assessment Task 1: Written Questions

Yes

No

Did the student answer all questions correctly? (Please note which questions were answered incorrectly, if applicable.)

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

2. Discuss the ramifications of not complying with the WHS duties described in Question 1, including legal penalties.

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.

4.

a) List all the consultation processes that are available for staff and supervisors in the training kitchen.

b) Explain examples of how management can use the following consultation methods to get staff feedback on WHS issues.

c) 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.

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

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

6.

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

7.

a) List the other WHS records/documentation and reports that organisations must keep.

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.

8.

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

b) Discuss the role of WHS representatives and committees.

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

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.

a) Explain what you must do before setting up your equipment to ensure the safety of your staff and patrons for the day.

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

c) 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.

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

12. List all the occasions when risk assessments must be undertaken.

If ‘no’ to the above, did you identify gaps in the student’s understanding and knowledge?

If ‘yes’ to the above, have arrangements have been made for reassessment?

Please note any reasonable adjustments for this task below.

¨ I have reviewed the mapping to this task.

¨ I have analysed the evidence gathered against the requirements of this task and am satisfied that the student has satisfactorily demonstrated the knowledge required of these units.

Where any items above are marked ‘No’, please provide comments and outline the gaps below. Ensure feedback is provided to the student on their Assessment Task Cover Sheet. Note actions that will be taken to correct the gaps.

Assessment Task 1 outcome:         Satisfactory ¨      Not Satisfactory ¨

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