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Assist With Maintaining Workplace Safety Assessment

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Assessment Task 1: Knowledge questions

Information for students

Knowledge questions are designed to help you demonstrate the knowledge which you have acquired during the learning phase of this unit. Ensure that you:

  • review the advice to students regarding answering knowledge questions in the Business Works Student User Guide
  • comply with the due date for assessment which your assessor will provide
  • adhere with your RTO’s submission guidelines
  • answer all questions completely and correctly
  • submit work which is original and, where necessary, properly referenced
  • submit a completed cover sheet with your work
  • avoid sharing your answers with other students.



Assessment information

Information about how you should complete this assessment can be found in Appendix A of the Business Works Student User Guide. Refer to the appendix for information on:

·         where this task should be completed

·         the maximum time allowed for completing this assessment task

·         whether or not this task is open-book.

Note: You must complete and submit an assessment cover sheet with your work. A template is provided in Appendix C of the Student User Guide. However, if your RTO has provided you with an assessment cover sheet, please ensure that you use that.


Provide answers to all of the questions below:

  1. Explain how an organisation’s policies and procedures for an emergency situation such as a fire can support workplace health and safety.
  2. Provide an example of how an organisational policy and procedure can support incident investigations for a notifiable incident?
  3. Provide three examples of WHS reporting requirements that may be part of an organisation’s policies and procedures.
  4. Explain a procedure that could be used for identifying hazards in the workplace, using an example to illustrate your answer.
  5. Briefly explain how you can conduct a risk assessment.
  6. How can a risk management policy support an organisation with identifying and controlling risks?
  7. Using the following table, outline how you can use the hierarchy of control to assess and control risk:

Control measures

How it can be done





Engineering measures


Administrative/safe work practices


Personal protective equipment


  1. For each of the following organisational systems and procedures, identify the relevance of workplace health and safety.

Bullying and harassment in the workplace


Mental health and wellbeing programs


Flexible work arrangements


  1. Identify four environmental issues that can impact business operations.
  2. Explain the purpose of the codes of practice that can support an organisation to deal with one of the environmental issues identified above.
  3. Using the following table, identify one piece of relevant legislation in relation to workplace health and safety:

Equal opportunity


Industrial relations




  1. How does anti-discrimination law impact on business operations?
  2. This question is based on the college you are studying this course with and requires you to have access to:
    • WHS policy related to risk management, fire, emergencies and evacuation procedures.
    • at least one Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for something at your college e.g. photocopy machine.

Outline the WHS legislation including the Act and regulations relevant to where your college is located and any licencing requirements.


Summarise your college’s risk management information provided to students (you will find this in your Student Handbook).


Summarise your college’s emergency procedures for a fire.


Summarise your college’s procedures for evacuation of the building in the event of a bomb threat or other incident that isn’t a fire.


Access an SOP for something located at your college and outline how to safely use the machine / item. 


  1. Discuss how you keep up to date with changes in WHS laws and requirements in your current role as a student or an employee if you are currently employed.


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