Work Health and Safety

PART A – Background Report on WHS Compliance under the Act/s
(You should have completed most of this research in the activity for tutorial 1). Using the case study
company, prepare a report for management on WHS compliance.
In your report outline the key features of the Workplace Health and Safety Act/s and the Workplace
Health and Safety Regulations and explain the implications for the following positions in your
a. PCBU’s
b. Officers of the organisation
c. Managers and supervisors
d. Workers
e. Other persons at the workplace
You will need to identify the case study organisation’s jurisdiction and the Act or Acts and
regulations that apply and list them.(Note: for this report you need only consider the Australian part
of the business. You do NOT need to deal with the WHS legislation that may apply in other
1. Identify the codes of practice applicable to the organisation under the WHS laws.
2. Prepare a WHS presentation for the management team, members of the WHS committee
and WHS representatives of the organisation that informs them of:
a. The Laws, codes of practice etc. that are relevant to the organisation
b. The WHS Management System including the policies and procedures and how these
related to the relevant laws etc. (here you will need to outline the WHS MS as you see it,
applying what you’ve learned to the needs of the business).
c. The importance of sharing information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk
assessment and control.
d. The process for sharing information with workgroups, the consultative processes and the
records that will be kept.
PART B – The WHS Management System
Write a report detailing the WHS Management system and risk management practices for the CASE
STUDY organisation. Your report will need to:
1. Identify roles, responsibilities and accountability for WHS in the organisation.
2. Outline the required WHS policies, procedures and practices the company will need to have
3. Using one of the sample templates provided for you in the tutorials, develop the WHS policies
and procedures for the CASE STUDY organisation.
4. Explain the role of the manager/supervisor and/or team leader in the WHS system.
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5. Identify how WHS issues, incidents and accidents will be reported, investigated, analysed
documented and communicated to relevant stakeholders. (This could be flow-charted with
sample reporting documents attached).
6. Outline the communication processes and consultative arrangements that you propose for the
7. Outline the frequency that hazard identification, risk/safety audits, evacuation procedures and
fire drills will be conducted in the workplace. (you should list the various activities that need to
occur and then schedule them in an annual planner/timetable).
8. Outline the expected WHS training needs for the Organisation and allocate a global and
detailed budget that incorporates coaching, mentoring and training that will be provided to
address those needs (make sure you address the training needs of managers, workers, WHS
Reps and Induction training etc.)
9. Explain how your proposed system supports compliance with the WHS laws and codes of
practice and how it will move the organisation towards best practice through continuous
improvement processes.
10. Outline the process for monitoring and review and continuous improvement.
PART C – Develop a Training Program for WHS Requirements of the
(This is the activity you completed for tutorial number 9 activity 2.)
1. Develop a proposal/report for management for 6 WHS training programs listed below.
Develop training programs for the following WHS topics:
a. Manual Handling
b. Hazardous Substances
c. Equipment Safety
d. Use of ladders/ or dealing with/working with heights
e. Emergency Procedures
f. Electrical safety
For each of the proposed program titles listed above identify the following:
• The target group/s
• An outline of why the training is needed
• Level of training – who is it aimed at? (i.e. new employees, managers, etc.)
• Learning needs/requirements of the target group/s
• Program content (list topics to be covered in dot point format) NB you can select one aspect
of a topic i.e. for hazardous substances you might identify one group of substances. Don’t try
and cover too much in your outline.
• Delivery mode and rationale for why you’ve selected it (i.e. workshops, coaching on the job etc.)
• Estimate time (i.e. is this a whole day workshop or 3 hours online etc.)
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• What legislation, codes of practice, rules, regulations, policies , procedures etc. are relevant
• Where you will source the information required to develop the program (make a list)
• What aids will be used (i.e. flowcharts, videos etc.)
• Whether it will be delivered internally or externally and rationale for this choice
• An estimate of the cost of running the program (include the direct delivery costs as well as an
estimate of time off the job for participants). You may need to do some research with RTO’s
and other external providers to get cost estimates.
• How you will evaluate its success
• Attach any relevant information you’ve gathered in your research as appendices to your report.



























































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