ABOUT THE UNIT 

This unit is a core unit for the Certificate IV in Library and Information Services. The unit introduces you to implementing occupational health and safety policies and practices in the workplace where an established WHS framework already exists. This unit describes occupational health and safety competencies applicable for employees with supervisory responsibility. The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Provide information to the work team about WHS policies and procedures, and have a clear understanding of relevant provisions of WHS Acts, Regulations, and Codes of Practice.
  • Provide clear information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessments and controls
  • Implement and monitor participation arrangements for managing WHS, including communicating with and consulting with workplace parties, deal with issues raised through consultation, and maintain appropriate records.
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures for providing WHS training, including providing workplace learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring assistance
  • Identify and report to management the costs associated with providing training.
  • Identify and report on hazards in the workplace and any inadequacies in existing risk controls, and use the hierarchy of control.
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records for the team, including the use and management of information and data.

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. Employees with supervisory responsibility apply the skills and knowledge outlined in this unit. This unit is tailored to the Library and Information Services context.

TRANSFERABILITY OF SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The skills and knowledge gained from this unit are applicable to any workplace context, whether in the Library and Information Services sector or not.

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