Apply Safe Work Practices In the Workplace
People credited with this unit standard are able to identify the principles of workplace safety in a given workplace and demonstrate safe work practices in a given workplace.
This unit is usedin the following courses
Identify the principles of workplace safety in a given workplace
- Safe work practices are identified in relation to organisational requirements.
- Job safety and health principles are identified according to organisational requirements.
- Workplace hazard identification systems are identified.
Range: examples of systems include but are not limited to – hazard registers, hazard reports, inspections, area analysis, task analysis and process analysis. Evidence is required for a minimum of three of these.
- The importance of clear and effective communication is explained in terms of good workplace health and safety practice.
- Communication methods and procedures are described according to organisational requirements.
Range: includes but is not limited to – radio, electronic, signage, oral, written, sirens, signals. Evidence is required for a minimum of three procedures.
Demonstrate safe work practices in a given workplace
- Routine work activities are carried out in accordance with organisational requirements.
Range: includes but is not limited to – correct use of personal protective equipment, following safety rules, demonstrating an awareness of workplace hazards and controls, use of good ergonomic practice, incident reporting, compliance with signage and entry requirements; demonstration of a minimum of two examples required.
- Communication methods and procedures are applied according to workplace activities and organisational requirements.
- Workplace hazard identification methods are applied according to organisational requirements.
- Unsafe work practices are identified and corrective actions applied in accordance with organisational requirements.
- Documents relating to safe work practices, in accordance with organisational requirements, are identified.
- Organisational requirements refers to instructions to staff on policy and procedures which are documented in memo and/or manual format and are available in the workplace.
- These requirements include but are not limited to – site specific requirements, company quality management requirements, and legislative requirements.
How to ensure workplace safety
Make sure your employees are up to date with compliance by using daily and weekly checklists. Your employees can sign off on it.
Here is a great resource for project checklists to maintain safe work practices: http://safetyculture.io/checklists/construction