about the unit

This unit is a core unit for the Certificate III in Library and Information Services. The unit introduces you to the skills and knowledge required to apply understanding of the work health and safety (WHS) legal framework in the workplace. It includes determining relevant legislation and contributing to any actions to ensure compliance with WHS legislation, codes and standards is achieved. The unit covers the following areas:

  • The WHS legal framework, including regulations, legislation, relevant authorities and standards and codes of practice
  • Familiarity with organisational WHS policies, procedures, processes and systems
  • Identifying the legal obligations and duties of duty holders, and identify consequences of non-compliance
  • Organisational WHS policies and procedures, including the concept of Duty of Care
  • Monitoring compliance with WHS legislative requirements and organisational policy and procedures
  • Maintaining WHS currency of knowledge and information
  • Communicating WHS information

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 applies to individuals who assist OHS specialists and contribute to compliance with OHS legislation in the workplace.

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