BSBOHS408A – Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws
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This unit describes the performance outcomes required to apply an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework of OHS in order to provide advice regarding the OHS legislative responsibilities of an OHS practitioner, company director, manager, supervisor and employee. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
This unit contains employability skills.
Application Of Unit
This unit OHS applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for assisting with legal compliance as part of a systematic approach to managing OHS. It includes identification of common law duty of care, appropriate legislation and regulations and the necessary actions to ensure compliance in the workplace.
The unit may apply both in a work unit of a large organisation or in a small to medium enterprise.
No sector assigned
|1.||Determine the legal framework of OHS in the workplace||
|2.||Provide advice on OHS compliance||
|3.||Comply with legal requirements||
|4.||Report incidents of non compliance||
|5.||Contribute to ongoing monitoring of compliance with OHS legislation||
Skills and Knowledge
- culturally appropriate communication skills to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities at all levels of the organisation
- literacy skills to prepare reports for a range of target groups including OHS committee, OHS representatives, managers, supervisors
- interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with personnel at all levels of organisation, and legal and OHS specialists
- facilitation skills to conduct effective formal and informal meetings
- research and data analysis skills to analyse relevant OHS information and data, and make observations of workplace tasks and interactions between people, their activities, equipment, environment and systems in order to meet requirements of OHS legislation
- relevant state/territory and commonwealth OHS legislation, codes of practice and standards
- roles and responsibilities of personnel as specified in relevant OHS legislation
- structure and forms of legislation including regulations, codes of practice, associated standards and guidance material
- requirements for reporting under OHS and other relevant legislation including obligations for notification and reporting of incidents
- concept of common law duty of care
- systematic approaches to managing and complying with OHS legislation
- professional liability in relation to giving advice
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
|Current Legislation and related documentation relevant to OHS will include:||
|Responsibilities and requirements may include legal obligations under relevant OHS legislation for the following persons:||
|Legal advisors may include:||
|Appropriate personnel may include:||
|Enforcement processes and instruments may include:||
|Those with OHS responsibilities may include:||
|Responsible persons may include:||
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
|Overview of assessment|
|Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit||Evidence of the following is essential:
|Context of and specific resources for assessment||Assessment must ensure:
|Method of assessment||A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
|Guidance information for assessment||Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example: