Maintain occupational health and safety processes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMOHS401A, 'Maintain occupational health and safety processes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Provide information to the work group

1.1. Relevant requirements of OHS legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes, guidance material and safe working procedures and practices are explained to the work group clearly and accurately.

1.2. Information on organisation policies and procedures is provided to the work group in a readily accessible manner and clearly explained.

1.3. Roles and responsibilities of workplace OHS representatives and OHS committees, supervisors and managers are clearly explained.

1.4. Information is provided to the work group, in an accessible and understandable format, on hazards, the outcomes of risk assessments, and required risk controls.

2. Ensure others are able to implement safe work practices

2.1. Personal protective equipment appropriate to the work is available and functional.

2.2. Processes are implemented to confirm that others in the work group can identify hazards, assess risks and required risk controls and are following safe work practices, and organisation policies and procedures.

2.3. OHS training needs are identified and either addressed or these needs are reported to those with control.

3. Implement OHS participative processes

3.1. The work group is consulted and provided with advice in relation to OHS matters relevant to their work.

3.2. OHS issues raised are dealt with promptly, and in accordance with organisation procedures and legislative requirements, or referred to appropriate personnel.

3.3. Outcomes of consultation regarding OHS are recorded and promptly communicated to the work group.

4. Monitor compliance with work procedures

4.1. Work procedures are checked for availability, clarity and completeness, addressing any deficiencies or reporting them to appropriate persons.

4.2. Any deviations from procedures are identified and addressed or report to appropriate persons.

4.3. Hazard identification and reporting processes are evaluated for effectiveness and any deficiencies are addressed or reported to appropriate persons.

4.4. OHS housekeeping practices are monitored to ensure that workplace standards are maintained, and action is taken to address any deficiencies.

4.5. Own behaviour is consistent with organisation safe working procedures and practices.

5. Implement hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control procedures

5.1. Hazards are identified, assessed and eliminated with residual risk reported according to organisation procedures.

5.2. Risk assessments are conducted.

5.3. Control measures are developed, taking account of the hierarchy of control.

5.4. Outcomes of risk assessments are implemented and identified risk controls supported.

5.5. Deficiencies in OHS risk controls are identified and addressed and/or reported in accordance with organisation procedures.

5.6. Personal professional limitations are identified and expert advice is sought as required.

6. Implement organisation procedures for maintaining OHS records

6.1. Feedback is obtained to ensure that workgroup is aware of organisation reporting requirements.

6.2. Review OHS records to confirm that they are completed in an accurate, thorough and timely manner in accordance with legislative and organisation requirements.

6.3. Use aggregate information and data from records to identify hazards and monitor risk controls.

7. Implement OHS emergency procedures

7.1. Feedback is obtained to ensure that OHS emergency procedures are available and known by the work group.

7.2. Processes are implemented to ensure that OHS emergency equipment is available and routinely checked for functionality.

7.3. Processes are implemented to ensure that others in the workgroup are able to respond appropriately to OHS emergencies.

7.4. Investigations are conducted, or contributed to, to identify cause of OHS emergencies.

7.5. Control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risk of OHS emergencies are identified and implemented or supported.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMOHS401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50210 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Surgical)
  • ACM50410 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Emergency and Critical Care)
  • ACM40310 - Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services
  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
  • ACM50310 - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (Dental)
  • ACM40210 - Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • ACM40512 - Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry