Workplace Health and Safety
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
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|Assessment Task 3: Risk Assessment Consultation Co-ordination|
- Students are to co-ordinate consultation to discuss the risk assessment of hazards identified in Assessment Task 2. They must participate in a WHS meeting to assess the risks and determine the controls.
- Students will work in groups and rotate the chair so that each student has the opportunity to act as the coordinator of risk assessment processes.
- Students will need to identify highest possible ‘reasonably practicable’ controls and answer knowledge questions if further information is required.
- Students must demonstrate that they are able to follow procedures for risk assessment and consultation, and correctly complete the risk assessment template as per procedures.
Resources and equipment required to complete this task:
- Suggested 4 students per group
- Computer and access to the internet
- Access to the training kitchen
- Completed hazard identification templates from assessment task 2
- Training kitchen WHS plan
- Training kitchen procedures for consultation
- Training kitchen procedures for risk assessment
- Training kitchen templates for consultation process
- Training kitchen templates for risk assessment.
- How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks (model) Code of Practice OR State Code of Practice as appropriate.
When and where will this task be completed?
- You will do this task during class time
- you will need access to the training kitchen
- Your assessor will give you the due date for this assessment.
What happens if I get something wrong?
- Students will be given the opportunity after the consultation to answer questions to demonstrate skills and knowledge.
Student instructions for Task 3
- For this assessment task you will participate in a WHS meeting to undertake risk assessment for the hazards you found in Assessment Task 2, Parts A and B.
- You are required to use the Risk assessment template provided to identify the risks and determine how to control them.
- Each student must complete a risk assessment template and submit individually
- Refer to your Training Kitchen’s consultation and risk assessment procedures to complete this task.
- You may also use the How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks (model) Code of Practice OR State Code of Practice as appropriate.
- During the meeting, the role of chairperson will be rotated to each participant so that you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to co-ordinate consultation. Your assessor will be observing the meeting to see that you are able to successfully undertake the risk assessment process, which includes:
- Identify all the risks and assess their likelihood and consequences
- Identify the best possible controls for the risks by using the hierarchy of controls
- Identify how the controls will be introduced, when, and by whom
- When you are chair of the meeting, your assessor will be observing you to determine that you can successfully:
- Co-ordinate the consultative processes to manage the safety hazards and risks as per the training kitchen policies and procedures
- Ensure that all ‘staff’ are able to contribute to the process
- Make sure you take notes about the section you chaired, so that you can write your report for Assessment Task 4. Make note of:
- Urgency of implementation of new controls
- Staff training needs
- The effectiveness of the consultation
- Adjustments required to the consultation process
- Any suggested review of WHS policies or procedures
|During the observation, your assessor will be looking to see that you can: Use assertive communication skills to suggest control methods during a risk assessment, and participate actively and cooperatively in group risk assessments Suggest effective controls for the identified risks, and include the views of others Co-ordinate consultative processes and risk assessment Explain WHS procedures and information on safe work practices Use appropriate oral communication skills to discipline non-compliant personnel|
When you have completed the meeting, your trainer will ask you to demonstrate how you would discipline the staff who were bullying the new staff member in Assessment Task 2 Part B.
After the meeting, submit you risk assessment template to your assessor.
Risk Assessment Template:
|Risk||Priority||Risk Treatment||Root Causes||Risk Control Measures (Actions to be Taken)||Monitoring Procedures||Responsible Person||Timeline|
|Submission requirements for Task 3: Students are to submit their completed risk assessment templates|
|Assessment Record Checklist|
|Assessment Task 3: Coordinate Consultative Processes|
|All set up instructions for the task are included in the Marking Guide. Refer to the ‘Assessor prompts’ below to prompt the student at specific points during the observation. Further expansion of the items below has been included in the Marking Guide for the assessor’s reference.|
|Did the student submit the completed risk assessment templates?|
|Did the student co-ordinate consultative processes and risk assessment?|
|Did the student apply appropriate management practices for compliance with WHS legislation?|
|Did the student demonstrate knowledge of organisational WHS policies and procedures relating to risk assessment and reporting?|
|Did the student use assertive communication skills to suggest control methods during a risk assessment?|
|Did the student suggest effective controls for the identified risks, and include the views of others?|
|Did the student demonstrated knowledge of common methods for controlling and eliminating risks?|
|Did the student explain WHS procedures and information on safe work practices?|
|Did the student use appropriate oral communication skills to discipline non-compliant personnel?|
|Did the student demonstrate knowledge of systematic methods of risk assessment?|
|Did the student demonstrate knowledge of WHS legislation relating to risk assessment and reporting?|
|Did the student actively contribute to the risk assessment process?|
|When students have completed the meeting, ask them to demonstrate how they would discipline the staff who were bullying the new staff member in Assessment task 2 part B.|
|Ask the student the following verbal questions. Take note of their answers/responses in the ‘Comments’ column. You may like to tick/circle or highlight items in the Answers/guidance/suggested responses column where the student has indicated any of these items.|
|Where would you find information about how to clean up a spill of hazardous substances such as bleach-based cleaning products?||On the manufacturer provided SDS In the WHS procedures On substance packaging Poisons hotline/website Government regulator information such as website|
|What kinds of PPE would you need to wear when dealing with this chemical spill, and why?||Respirator – if fumes still present Eye protection – to protect from splashes Gloves – to protect skin Safety footwear – so as not to slip in spill and protect skin Apron – to protect clothing and skin|
|How would you dispose of the clean-up equipment and spilled materials?||According to the safety instructions on the SDS i.e. not into sewer or storm water drains Can go into general waste if small amounts Containers should be recycled|
|What actions need to be taken with regards to chemical safety after events such as this one?||Hazard identification and risk assessment must be reviewed for all chemicals and hazardous substances used, and amended if appropriate Policies and procedures for safe storage and handling of chemicals and hazardous substances must be reviewed and amended if appropriate The incident must be investigated, including talking to staff about their understanding of procedures Additional training/information should be given to all staff|
|After considering the events of this roleplay, and the SDS for the chemical, identify how the cleaning chemical SHOULD have been stored||In original packaging, away from direct sunlight in a cool, dry and well-vented area Away from incompatible materials, food and drink Once opened, containers must be tightly closed and tightly sealed Containers must be kept upright to prevent leakage|
|What kinds of reports would need to complete after the emergency evacuation?||Workplace reporting according to organisational policies and procedures WHS injury report such as available from WorkCover|
|Why must a WHS injury report be completed?||Because a member of staff fell ill and required medical attention from emergency services|
|Why was it important to secure the premise when implementing an emergency evacuation in this case?||To ensure no one can access premise to steal money, equipment etc. To ensure no one else is injured.|
|Where further verbal questioning is required, please note the questions asked in the space provided below and the responses provided by the student.|
|Feedback on student’s performance:|
|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 skills and knowledge required of these units.|
|Where any items above are marked ‘No’, please provide comments and outline the gaps below. Note actions that will be taken to correct the gaps. Ensure a copy of this completed checklist is provided to the student.|
|How many attempts were required to demonstrate satisfactory performance?|
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