BSBWHS513 Lead WHS Risk Management

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Preliminary TaskThe federal legislation is being used in this unit work health and safety

i.            Identify the Work Health and Safety legislation enforced in Australia

ii.            Identify the WHS regulations enforced in. Australia

When answering Questions 2 – 4 and 9 of this Knowledge Assessment, your responses must be taken from the legislation, regulations, and codes of practice that you identified here.

WHS Legislation enforced inAustralia
WHS Regulations enforced inAustralia
      1.            Answer the questions below about the commonwealth WHS legislation and regulations.
i.         What is the complete title of the WHS legislation in the Commonwealth jurisdiction?
ii.       What is the complete title of the WHS regulations in the Commonwealth jurisdiction?
iii.     Explain the purpose of these commonwealth WHS legislation and regulations.
iv.     What does the commonwealth legislation say about the management of risks as part of the health and safety duties of duty holders?Include in your response the specific section in the Commonwealth WHS Act where you sourced your response.Section in the Commonwealth WHS Act:
      2.            Access and review the federal WHS legislation and answer the following questions.Your responses below must be from the federal WHS legislation you identified in the Preliminary Task of this Knowledge Assessment.
i.         What does the federal WHS legislation say about the management of risks as part of health and safety duties of duty holders?Include in your response the specific section in this WHS Act where you sourced your response.Section in the federal WHS legislation:
ii.       How do Persons Conducting Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) fulfil these risk management health and safety duties in the workplace?
 3.            Access and review your state/territory’s WHS regulations and answer the following questions.Your responses below must be from the state/territory WHS regulations you identified in the Preliminary Task of this Knowledge Assessment.
i.         According to the federal WHS regulations in, what is the duty of duty holders in identifying hazards?What Section in the federal WHS regulation:
ii.       How do duty holders fulfil their risk management health and safety duties in identifying hazards in the workplace?
    4.            Access and review your state/territory’s code of practice for the following areas: i.         Hazardous manual tasks

ii.       Electrical risks in the workplace

Identify the title of the code of practice you accessed for each area and include a link in your response.

Summarise how risks are managed in each area according to this code of practice.

        i.            Hazardous manual tasks
Title of code of practice
Link to the code of practice
How risks are managed in this area according to this code of practice:
       ii.            Electrical risks in the workplace
Title of code of practice
Link to the code of practice  
How risks are managed in this area according to this code of practice:
      5.            Explain what an Australian / New Zealand Standard is
6.            AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 are standards published by Standards Australia for occupational health and safety management systems. Explain how organisations may apply these standards in their risk management processes.
7.            AS/NZS ISO 1891.1:2007 are standards published by Standards Australia for industrial fall-arrest systems including harnesses and ancillary equipment. Explain how organisations, especially construction firms, may apply these standards in their risk management processes.
8.            Answer the following questions about how WHS laws, codes of practice, and Australian Standards are related to each other.
i.         Are Australian Standards considered as WHS laws? Tick ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, then explain your answer. o Yes          o No

Explanation:

ii.       How is complying with Australian Standards for the person conducting business or undertaking (PCBUs) related to fulfilling their obligations to ensure, so far as is ‘reasonably practicable’ the health and safety of workers and others?
iii.     If a Person Conducting Business or Undertaking (PCBU) conforms with a Standard, does it mean they have complied with WHS Laws? Tick ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, then explain your answer. o Yes          o No

Explanation:

iv.     Is compliance with WHS codes of practice required by WHS laws? Tick ‘Yes’ or ‘No’, then explain your answer. o Yes          o No

Explanation:

9.            Below are the duty holders who have duty of care according to WHS laws. i.            Access and review your state/territory WHS legislation to determine what each duty holder’s duty of care is.

ii.            Outline each duty holder’s duty of care according to your state/territory’s WHS legislation.

Include in your response the specific section in the WHS Legislation where you sourced your response.

Your responses below must be based on the WHS legislation you identified in the Preliminary Task of this Knowledge Assessment.

a.       Person conducting business or undertaking (PCBU)
Their duty of care:
Section in the WHS Legislation:
b.      Officers
Their duty of care:
Section in the WHS Legislation:
c.       Workers
Their duty of care:
Section in the WHS Legislation:
  10.            Explain how Work Health and Safety Management Systems are implemented to manage health and safety risks in the workplace.
  11.            Listed below are key components of Work Health and Safety Management Systems (WHSMS). Explain how organisations implement risk management through each component.
WHSMS Component How organisations implement risk management implemented through this WHSMS component
         i.            Policies and procedures
       ii.            Safe systems of work
     iii.            Training and induction
     iv.            Consultation and communication
 12.            Listed below are key components of Work Health and Safety Management Systems (WHSMS). Identify one piece of WHS risk management information and one type of WHS risk management data involved in each component.
WHSMS Component WHS Risk Management Data WHS Risk Management Information
         i.            Policies and procedures
       ii.            Consultation and communication
     iii.            Training and induction
  13.            Listed below are WHS information and data which are sourced internally or within the organisation. For each: i.         Identify one source in the organisation where you can access the information or data.

ii.       Explain how you can access the source you identified in the organisation.

WHS information and data Source Steps in accessing them
          i.            WHS information: Risk management policies and procedures
        ii.            WHS data: Hazards in the workplace
      iii.            WHS data: Risk assessment data (severity, likelihood, and risk rating)
  14.            Listed below are WHS information and data which are sourced externally or outside the organisation. For each: i.         Identify one external source where you can access the information or data.

ii.       Explain how you can access each source you identified.

Access your state/territory’s WHS regulator website to assist you in answering this question.

WHS information and data Source Steps in accessing them
          i.            WHS info: Guidelines for managing risks in working from heights.
        ii.            WHS data: Statistics on incidents and accidents in Australia
  15.            What is organisational behaviour?
  16.            Listed below are examples of WHS risk management activities. Provide one example of organisational behaviour found in each activity.
WHS Risk management activities One example of organisational behaviour found in this activity
          i.            WHS hazard identification and reporting
        ii.            Consultations on what risk controls to implement
  17.            Explain how low and high levels of employee WHS participation and engagement affect: i.         Overall work health and safety of the organisation

ii.       The work team

iii.     Organisation’s risk appetite

Area Effect of low level of employee WHS participation and engagement Effect of high employee WHS participation and engagement
          i.            Overall work health and safety of the organisation
        ii.            The work team
      iii.            Organisation’s WHS risk appetite
  18.            What is organisational culture? What is safety culture?
Organisational culture
Safety culture
  19.            Listed below are examples of WHS risk management activities. Describe the type of safety culture that will contribute to the efficiency and better outcomes for each activity.
WHS risk management activities Good safety culture to have for this activity
          i.            WHS hazard identification and reporting
        ii.            Implementation of risk controls
  20.            Explain how ‘a learning culture’ and a culture of ‘ignoring lessons learnt’ as a safety culture affect:i.         Overall work health and safety of the organisationii.       The work team

iii.     Organisation’s risk appetite

Area Effect of having a learning culture as part of the organisation’s safety culture Effect of having an ‘ignoring lessons learnt’ culture as part of the organisation’s safety culture
          i.            Overall work health and safety of the organisation
        ii.            The work team
      iii.            Organisation’s risk appetite
  21.            Listed below are some strategies that organisations use as part of their WHS consultation and participation.Identify one component of each strategy that contributes to its effectivity in achieving best WHS consultation and participation outcomes.
WHS consultation and participation strategies One component in each strategy that contributes to its effectivity in achieving best WHS consultation and participation outcomes
          i.            Conduction of safety meetings
        ii.            Sending out a hazard identification survey
      iii.            Appointing Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)
  22.            Identify one technique and one tool used to identify health and safety hazards in the workplace and describe the application and limitation for each technique and tool you identified.

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