Competencies covered

Competency: HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health & Safety

Element: 1. Follow safe work practices

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices
1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures
1.3 Follow workplace emergency procedures

Element: 2. Implement safe work practices

2.1 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions
2.2 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures
2.3 Take actions to maintain safe housekeeping practices in own work area

Element: 3. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

3.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures
3.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities
3.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

Element: 4. Reflect on own safe work practices

4.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work area
4.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.


State/territory legislation and how it impacts on workplace regulations, codes of practice and industry standards.
Safety signs and their meanings.
Hazard identification.
Workplace emergency procedures.
Workplace policies and procedures for WHS.
Workplace risk assessments.
Workplace procedures for reporting hazards.

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.