HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety

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Achieving competency

All questions in this workbook must be answered correctly to receive a satisfactory mark for this assessment. You must achieve a satisfactory result for each question in the workbook and include referencing as per STA requirements to achieve a satisfactory result for this assessment.

This workbook is to be completed in your own time using available reliable sources such as course resources provided to you, credible internet sources and other text and online journals.

It is important that you reference all sources of information that you use to obtain information used in your answers. Referencing must be included and failure to adhere to this requirement will result in a not satisfactory outcome for the assessment.

The workbook is available in the Student Online Portal. You will need to download the workbook and complete it then submit it through the Student Online Portal.

Plagiarism will result in an immediate Not yet Competent – all copied material MUST be referenced accordingly. See you Student Handbook for more information.

Reassessment

If you receive a Not Yet Satisfactory result for this Assessment Task, it will be due to you not satisfying the requirements of one, multiple or all aspects of the task. Your Assessor will provide you with feedback as to where you did not meet the requirement.  You will have another opportunity to resubmit your assessment work addressing the areas as identified in your assessor feedback.

Should the student wish to appeal any decision relating to outcome of this assessment task, the student should follow the Academic-Non Academic Grievance policy and procedure available in the Student Handbook and Skills Training Australia website.

Assessment Extension Request:

All assessments are due on the assessment due date as identified on the assessment task document and confirmed by your Trainer/Assessor on the first day of the unit.

If you are unable, due to exceptional circumstances, to submit your assessment tasks on the required due date, you MUST submit a completed Assessment Extension Form to your Trainer/Assessor.

Extensions may be granted by your trainer under exceptional circumstances and will only be granted for a maximum of 2 weeks.

Adjustment in assessment

Flexibility in assessment will be considered where the integrity of the assessment and learning outcome is maintained. For example, a written assessment may be administered as a verbal assessment and recorded by a STA staff member where a student has sustained an injury preventing them from writing. Any agreement for an adjustment to assessment must be documented in the space provided in the assessment task document (or in writing to the program manager in the event of an electronically submitted assessment task and placed in your student file).

Please type your responses in the spaces provided below each question and submit as per the instructions in the assessment document.

Please note: The space below is not indicative to the required length of the response; you are to ensure that you thoroughly answer the question.

Identify Hazards and Assess Risks

  1. You are required to find Five (5) hazards in either your home or workplace, using the matrix find the severity of the risk and the importance of rectifying the risk.
  2. Draw a line from the consequence to the bottom of the matrix and a line from the liklyhood across the matrix to find the intersecting line.
  3. State the likelihood of consequence on each incident. (5)
  4. Give TWO (2) to eliminate the risk.
  Consequence
Likelihood Risk  

Rating

5  

Disaster

4  

Severe

3  

Serious

2  

Significant

1  

Minor

HIGH HIGH HIGH Medium Medium
B  

Likely

HIGH HIGH Medium Medium Low
C  

Possible

HIGH Medium Medium Low Low
D  

Unlikely

Medium Medium Low Low Low
E  

Rare

Medium Low Low Low Low
HAZARD 3
a)       What is the Hazard?
b)      What is the Likelihood of an incident?
c)       What is the Consequence of the Risk?
d)      What is the Priority?
e)      Option one for eliminating the risk:
f)        Option two for eliminating the risk:
g)       Who would you report it to?

High = Eliminate the risk immediately

Medium = Not as severe as high but risk should be reduced within days of report.

Low = Even though there is still a risk, it would be recommended to rectify the risk within weeks of finding or notification.

HIGHACertain

  Consequence
Likelihood Risk Rating 5 Disaster 4 Severe 3 Serious 2 Significant 1 Minor
HIGH HIGH HIGH Medium Medium
B Likely HIGH HIGH Medium Medium Low
C Possible HIGH Medium Medium Low Low
D Unlikely Medium Medium Low Low Low
E Rare Medium Low Low Low Low
HAZARD 4
a)       What is the Hazard?
b)      What is the Likelihood of an incident?
c)       What is the Consequence of the Risk?
d)      What is the Priority?
e)      Option one for eliminating the risk:
f)        Option two for eliminating the risk:
g)       Who would you report it to?

High = Eliminate the risk immediately

Medium = Not as severe as high but risk should be reduced within days of report.

Low = Even though there is still a risk, it would be recommended to rectify the risk within weeks of finding or notification.

HIGHACertain

  Consequence
Likelihood Risk Rating 5 Disaster 4 Severe 3 Serious 2 Significant 1 Minor
HIGH HIGH HIGH Medium Medium
B Likely HIGH HIGH Medium Medium Low
C Possible HIGH Medium Medium Low Low
DUnlikely Medium Medium Low Low Low
E Rare Medium Low Low Low Low
HAZARD 5
a)       What is the Hazard?
b)      What is the Likelihood of an incident?
c)       What is the Consequence of the Risk?
d)      What is the Priority?
e)      Option one for eliminating the risk:
f)        Option two for eliminating the risk:
g)       Who would you report it to?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS

High = Eliminate the risk immediately

Medium = Not as severe as high but risk should be reduced within days of report.

Low = Even though there is still a risk, it would be recommended to rectify the risk within weeks of finding or notification.

HIGHACertain

  Consequence
Likelihood Risk Rating 5 Disaster 4 Severe 3 Serious 2 Significant 1 Minor
HIGH HIGH HIGH Medium Medium
B Likely HIGH HIGH Medium Medium Low
C Possible HIGH Medium Medium Low Low
D Unlikely Medium Medium Low Low Low
E Rare Medium Low Low Low Low

Multiple Choice Questions

Choose the best answer:

1. In Australia, each state and territory has its own Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation, which includes the OHS Act. This legislation includes:a.            Regulationsb.            Codes of Practice

c.             Standards

d.            All of the above

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
2. The OHS Act in each State and Territory of Australia places a Duty of Care onto:

a.      The employer

b.            The employees

c.             Anyone who designs, manufactures, imports or supplies any plant or substances to a workplace

d.            All of the above

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
3. Duty of Care for the Employer means:a.     Ensuring a workplace that is safe most of the timeb.            Having systems and processes in place to protect the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others in the workplace

c.             They have to protect their workers at home

d.            Preventing workplace accidents and injuries for workers only in dangerous jobs

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
4. 4.            Duty of Care for the Employee means:

a.            Under the OHS Act they have no legal obligations to work safely in their workplace

b.            They are accountable for themselves only in preventing potential workplace accidents

c.             To act safely, control risks and protect themselves and others from risks of harm

d.            Notifying a fellow workmate if an injury occurs

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
5. Health and Safety Representatives (HSR’s) are elected to represent groups of employees in a workplace. They have powers to:

a.            Speak up and act on behalf of the employees they represent on OHS issues

b.            Monitor the health and safety actions taken by your employer and attempt to resolve any issues

c.             Look into anything that might be a risk to the health and safety of the employees they represent

d.            All of the above

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
6. An employer must notify the OHS Authority immediately if they become aware of an incident that results in death or serious injury. Which of the following injuries are not Notifiable Incidents:

a.            Medical treatment within 48 hrs of exposure to a substance

b.            Immediate treatment in a hospital as an in-patient

c.             Immediate medical treatment for injuries eg. amputation, serious head or eye injuries, electric shocks

d.            Prescription lenses for eye muscle fatigue caused by long hours in front of the computer

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
7. Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods are required by OHS laws to be stored and handled safely in the workplace. Records are required to be kept in a Hazardous Substance Register. Employers must ensure that workers are informed about:

a.            What hazardous substances are being used

b.            What effects they can have on health

c.             What should be done to prevent or minimise exposure to hazardous substances

d.            All of the above

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
8. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provide essential information about

a.            Hazardous substances

b.            Personal Protective Equipment

c.             Substances used at work

d.            Substances and Equipment used at work

Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
9. Each workplace will have their own policies, procedures and guidelines with respect to responding to emergencies. R.A.C.E. is one such example. What does the acronym for R.A.C.E. stand for?
R:
A:
C:
E:
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS

Safety Sign Quiz

Safety Signs are used extensively to provide you with safety advice or to warn you of potential hazards. They include signs for dangerous goods classifications, emergency equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and specific hazards such as sharps and radiation.

Below are some examples of safety signs. Match the signs with their corresponding meanings:

Gloves Required Radioactive Material No Sharps
Flammable Eye Protection Must be Worn Biohazard

Safety Colour Quiz

Specific colours are used in combination with black and white to warn you of hazards and to give you safety advice. Match the following colours with their corresponding meanings:

Red and White  
Yellow and Black  
Green and White  
Blue and White  
CAUTION you and draw your attention to hazards Indicate SAFE CONDITION and identify the location of SAFETY or FIRST AID EQUIPMENT
Warn you of DANGER and actions that are PROHIBITED GIVE YOU SAFETY INFORMATION and inform you of MANDATORY ACTIONS (things you must do)

Hospital Emergency Colour Quiz

In a hospital or medical facility colour codes are used for a variety of situations. Listed below are a few you may come across in a health care setting, in your own words please state what medical emergency would be taking place.

1. CODE BLUE?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
2. CODE GREY?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
3. CODE RED?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
4. CODE ORANGE?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
5. CODE YELLOW?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
6. CODE BLACK?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
7. CODE PURPLE?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS
8. CODE BROWN?
Trainer comments (if applicable): S NYS

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