This unit is a core unit for the Certificate II in Information and Cultural Services. It applies to people who wish to develop skills and knowledge required to participate in Work Health and Safety (WHS) in the workplace, with the goal of protecting the health and safety of yourself, and of course others.

This unit will introduce you to possible workplace hazards. It will ensure that you are able to:

  • Work safely according to legislation, workplace policies and procedures
  • Implement work safety requirements, including identifying existing and potential hazards in the workplace, reporting hazards and emergency incidents to designated persons and take action to eliminate workplace hazards and reduce risks
  • Identify duty holders and their roles, including raising issues with designated persons.
  • Participate in WHS consultative processes
  • Understand commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols

How this unit relates to your Library and information services career

Occupational Health and Safety is everyone’s business. Each person working in a library or in any other work environment must be responsible for their own safety, and the safety of others, including colleagues and clients. This unit will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform this function.

transferability of skills and knowledge

This unit has broad applicability across industries and workplace contexts, both in and outside of a libraries context, and will be relevant and valuable to any future role you have in employment.

For further information on this unit visit training.gov.au