CUSOHS301A – Follow occupational health and safety procedures
Overview of assessment
This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the ability to:
- comply with OHS regulations and federal, state or territory legislation requirements for workplace operations, including duty of care
- comply with OHS communication processes, information and documentation procedures
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of OHS committees and representatives, the meaning of common safety signs and symbols, and procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
- communicate and work safely with others
- follow general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and PPE
- explain the consequences of non-compliance with OHS policies and procedures.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
- This unit of competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
- Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.
- Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards’ requirements.
- Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.
- Resource implications for assessment include:
- an induction procedure and requirement
- realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements
- relevant specifications and work instructions
- tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices
- support materials appropriate to activity
- workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies
- research resources, including industry-related systems information
- use of culturally appropriate processes, and techniques appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.
Method of assessment
The following assessment methods are appropriate for this unit:
- direct observation of the candidate explaining workplace safety or emergency procedures to others
- direct observation of the candidate demonstrating safe work practices for particular job roles
- case studies and problem-solving exercises for emergency situations and particular safety issues
- written or oral questioning to assess knowledge of industry safety guidelines and legislation.
Guidance information for assessment
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:
- CUFIND301A Work effectively in the screen and media industries
- CUSIND301A Work effectively in the music industry
- CUSSOU303A Set up and disassemble audio equipment.