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Assessment 3 – Risk Management
Units covered in this assessment activity
This is an integrated assessment that covers these units;
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWHS402 Assist with Compliance with WHS Laws
BSBWHS405 Contribute to Implementing and maintaining WHS management Systems
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS Consultation and Participation
BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work related health and safety measures
BSBWHS505 investigate WHS incidents
PUAWER002B Ensure Workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
BSBWWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
CBD College Course E – Book Chapter 5 Contribute to Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Pages 136 – 169 and
Chapter 6 Work-Related Health And Safety Measures And Initiatives Pages 170 – 182
Student workbook pages 36 - 48
Instructions to Candidates
There is one part to Assessment 3.
Assessment 3 is a written task involving the completion of 20 questions. Two questions involve a Hazard and Risk Register. There is also a skills role play supporting this assessment.
This assessment is about identifying hazards and then assessing and controlling risk as well as identifying potential areas for health monitoring.
The assessment involves the scenario - ABC Steel (on page 5/6)
N.B. Your answers should be at least a paragraph long to show that you have adequately considered these questions. Answers that are only a sentence long are not acceptable.

Assessment 3 – Hazard Identification
3.1 Choose four hazards associated with working at ABC Steel. (A physical, chemical, wellbeing and biological hazard). Then explain how the risk associated with the hazard reacts upon the body to cause harm. Then list typical control measures for each.
Category Hazard Hazard Risks of this hazard Effects on Body Accepted Levels of Exposure Health Monitoring Control
e.g. PHYSICAL Heat stress Dehydration
Weakness, dizziness,
Prickly Heat,
Heat cramps
Heat exhaustion
Heat stroke A lack of hydration combined with a rise in the bodies core temperature to 40.5c resulting in a loss of cognitive behaviour leading to nausea, seizures, confusion, disorientation, and sometimes loss of consciousness or coma. Workplace specific. Hydration: 200ml of water every 15 mins.
Strict heat exposure controls to be followed. Stop work at 37.5c Measure exposure daily by safety supervisor.
Measure of exposure temperatures occasionally by occupational hygienist using Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index
CHEMICAL Pro – Weld pocking paste
Stresswide guide from worksafe
BIOLOGICAL Legionnaries disease
3.2 Hazard Identification and Risk Register
Name of organisation: ABC Steel Date: Compiled by:
Work activities Hazards Risks Initial risk rating no controls Control plan - list controls measures to be implemented Responsible person Residual Risk rating after controls Comments
Example: Finishing of stainless-steel products Exposure to chemical Toxic inhalation,
Skin contact burns
Eye damage A 4 VH Isolation - booth
Engineering - Extraction fans
Admin - Signs, training, SDS.
PPE – masks, Gloves etc. WHS Manager D 4 M Ongoing: supervision, training, inspections, maintenance, correct PPE worn & monitoring
Flash, Sparks, Compressed Gas, Fumes, Electricity Eye damage,
Burns, Fires property, Explosion, Inhalation, Welding fume disease, electric shock A 5 VH
Isolation – Welding Bay
Engineering – Fire curtains, flash back, Arresters, extinguishers, VRD, RCD, Isolation switches in wet area,
Admin – SWMS, Signs, Training, Supervision ( Fire Watch) , AS1674 used,
PPE – Welding, helmet, gloves, chroma’s, boot garters, flame proof body suit, protective hood etc Supervisor
Worker D 5 H
Welders must be trained in this job task and supervisor should check SWMS is completed before starting job task
(Please reword these comments !!)
Operating a forklift
Speed Loading
Machine tips over B
C 5
4 VH
H Speed restriction
Engineering, Admin
Licenced VOC operator Factory B Manager
HR Manager E
D 5
4 M
M Ongoing inspection
Ticket and VOC before operating
Hand Injury Burn
eye injury
Cut B
B 3
4 H
H Isolation, curtain, PPE double eye protective, welding jacket, PPE rated glove Factory Manager
Resource develop officer D
E 3
4 M
Manual handling

Cutting steel

3.2 Use the Hazard Identification and Risk Register template provided below to list hazards that you have identified at ABC Steel.
Identify the hazard, assign associated risks then follow this by recommending control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control.
Q 3.3 SAFETY WORKSHOP – Risk Assessment Role Play
Scenario – Additional information
You have just had a meeting with workers at ABC Steel and they are concerned that one area was overlooked during the initial hazard identification. They have brought to your attention that workers are storing finished grills and small items on a mezzanine level of the building. To access this floor, they use a 2.5m ladder or the forks of the forklift with a pallet as a platform. All products are handled and stored manually wherever there is room. The floor is made of wooden boards some of which are cracked, splintered, and slippery and have nails protruding. There are no safety barriers or gates around the edge of the mezzanine floor. A worker recently slipped carrying items up the ladder and is off work recuperating and workers are worried next time it could be a lot worse.
In this role play you and three other WHS Assistants (team members) are to carry out an emergency “safety workshop” to help correct the issue of working at heights.
An emergency “safety workshop” is called and all stakeholders are required to brainstorm and offer innovative safer solutions to this situation. You have access to your state’s relevant legislation as well as SafeWork Australia’s code of practice “Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces”.doc and guidance material “WorkSafe - Prevention of Falls– Mezzanines” pdf. For interpreting solutions for this situation.
You are required to identify and document issues and suggested solutions. You are then required to complete the hazard identification register and consider control measures to be put in place. This will include researching what safety options are available by reading through your resource material.
You have one hour to complete this workshop meeting. All team members are to participate. As well as being assessed on your written documentation of the safety workshop meeting, your trainer will be assessing you in-class on your ability to demonstrate key skills associated with this Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. The checklist that your trainer will be using for the in-class assessment can be seen over the page.
Please ensure that you document the members of the meeting and state the time and date and location of this meeting for authenticity reasons.

Assessment 3: Q3.3 Observation Checklist - (for official use only by your trainer) Risk Assessment
Name of Candidate: Date:
Assessor: Venue:
Subject: RISK ASSESSMENT (Skill Assessment)
Skill S NYS
A Identify and interpret information and data about work health and safety (WHS) requirements and apply it to the selection and application of techniques, tools and processes for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control and the development of a risk control plan
B Contribute to documenting and evaluating risk management processes
C Communicate about WHS requirements and compliance with a range of people
D Comply with WHS requirements for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control activities
E Use structure and language suitable for audience to communicate information and contribute ideas about WHS risk-management processes
F Understand what to communicate, with whom and how in the context of advising on hazards and harms
G Cooperate with others as part of WHS risk-management processes, and contribute to specific activities requiring joint responsibility and accountability
H Collaborate with others to achieve individual and team outcomes
I Apply formal processes to plan, sequence and prioritise risk control tasks, showing awareness of time and resource constraints and the needs of others
J Use formal decision-making processes in risk management processes, setting or clarifying goals, gathering information and identifying and evaluating choices against a set of criteria
K Apply formal problem-solving processes, identifying and evaluating several options for action
L Use formal and informal processes to monitor and reflect on outcomes of decisions
M Choose appropriate vocabulary to communicate findings, seek information or evaluate outcomes
N Communicate requirements to individuals and parties appropriate to own job role and work area
Overall rating of the skills demonstrated:
ABC Steel Safety Workshop Meeting
Time: __09__: _15___am/pm Location: ________Factory 1___________________
Name: Michael Signature:
Name: Edword Signature:
Name: Phuong Libreri Signature:
Name: Signature:
Name: Signature:
Date: _06___/_06___/_2019___
Access egress Secured stairs and handrails
Structure unsound ( Floor ) Engineer, upgrade, flooring
Falls from height Handrails, fall protection
Manual handling Forklift access
Falling objects Kickpanel
Test for temperature at roof level as heat stress can be an issue.
Dust control measures at mezzanine level prevention of allergies.
Additional lighting may be required
Invert office and install pallet racking system.

3.3 Hazard Identification/Risk Register
Name of organisation:
Activity: Mezzanine Floor Storage Date: 06/06/2019
Compiled by Names: Edword, Michael and Phuong Libreri
Work Activity Hazards Risks Initial Risk rating, no controls Control Plan - List controls measures to be implemented Responsible person Residual Risk rating, after controls Comments
Working on mezzanine level Access agress Fall from heights B 4 H Secured stairs and handrails WHS Manager D 2 L Stairs built to code
Structure unsound
( Floor ) Slip, trip, fall B 4 H Engineer, upgrate flooring WHS Manager E 2 L Engineered and built to code
Falls from heights Death or permanent disability B 5 VH Handrails, fall protection WHS Manager D 4 M Built to standard
Manual handling Muscular skeletal injury C 3 H Forklift access WHS Manager E 1 L Eliminated manual handling and spotter
Falling objects
Injury to head/body, death A 5 VH Kickrail to be installed WHS Manager D 3 M Built to code

3.4 New procedures now exist for working on the mezzanine area. How might management explain to workers these new working conditions?
3.5 Describe any new hazards that may have arisen, as a result of changes that have been made to the mezzanine area.
3.6 Describe 4 WHS specialists (or technical advisors) that may assist ABC Steel, with regard to risk management.
3.7a Describe the steps involved in Risk Management
3.7b Legal Requirement for Risk Management
What are the WHS legislative requirements of PCBUs/employers, with regard to risk management?

3.8 What is a hazard? What is a risk? (Give an example for both)
Definition Example
3.9 Describe the tools and techniques that can be used to help identify hazards at the workplace.
3.10 Describe four potential barriers that may be present, whilst establishing the new control measures at ABC Steel.
3.11 How can you identify the best options to control risks found at ABC Steel?
3.12 How can the Hierarchy of Controls help in the risk management process?
3.13 Firstly, list each level of the hierarchy of controls. Secondly, give an example next to each level of hierarchy of controls from your completed hazard registers in questions 3.2 & 3.3.
Level of Hierarchy Example

3.14 How can we monitor, and review, the effectiveness of the risk controls with regard to reducing the hazards to an acceptable level?
A workplace survey is being designed to identify any areas that may be affecting people’s health and wellbeing while working at ABC Steel.
3.15 Create three questions that identify any health issues such as stress, bullying, harassment, equal opportunity or similar situations that may be present at ABC Steel.
3.16 Create three questions that identify areas of mandatory health exposure that may need to be targeted. (The areas of mandatory health monitoring are described in your state's WHS Regulations such as noise, asbestos, hazardous substances.)
3.17(a). Research and describe a suitable mandatory health monitoring program that can be implemented into ABC Steel.
3.17(b). Research and describe a suitable wellbeing initiative program that can also be implemented into ABC Steel.
Provide details in the template below that can be communicated to stakeholders.
(including company’s name, address, website)
(List 4 references that may be useful and /or applicable to the monitoring program)
• industry bodies and groups, unions
• relevant Australian and international standards
• relevant websites, journals and newsletters
• work health and wellbeing specialists Noise testing
On-site hearing
PO Box 248 MOE Vic 3825 Phone: 03 51261600
Address: 5/255 Burke St Melbourne VIC 3000
PH: 86812444
(include per person cost, typical ongoing costs in time and resources) 4 times dot point web address associated with noise
Worksafe Victoria
2007 OHS Regulations
Australian hearing
4 times dot point web addresses associated with wellbeing
(in your own words)

WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, guidance material, and other information issued by WHS regulators
3.18 Devise an Action Plan to submit to the ABC Steel WHS committee, using the template below of all perceived areas in need of improvement based on Mandatory and Wellbeing Monitoring at ABC Steel factory that have been identified.
The Action plan should contain:
• the action to be taken
• priority of action
• benchmarks set against best practice
• what resources will be needed
• the responsible person to track progress
• and the expected timeline for completion
Action to be taken Priority (Critical, major, minor) Benchmarks
(List 2) Resources
(List 3) Responsible person to track progress Date this action must be completed
3.19. How can you review and evaluate the mandatory and wellbeing programs?
3.20. The review and evaluation of mandatory and wellbeing programs need to be explained to individuals and parties. Document your explanation below.
Explanation to individuals

Explanation to parties