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SITXWHS001 Participation in Safe Work Practices Assessment Answer


Task Number
AT 2
Task Name
WHS project

 Assessment Information

Unit(s) of competency (code and title)
SITXWHS001: Participate in Safe Work Practices
Task instructions
This is the second of two (2) assessment tasks students need to complete satisfactorily to be deemed competent for the unit. Students must submit their completed assessment in Engage on or before the due date. For this assessment, students are required to respond to all questions in the two (2) parts. Students must achieve a result of Satisfactory (S) in all areas of the assessment as outlined in the marking guide in Section B of this assessment task.
Students will be provided some class time to work on the assessment, however it is expected that the majority of this assessment will be completed outside of class.
The four (4) sections of this assessment:
  • Part A (incident and accident report)
  • Part B (WHS consultation)
  • Part C (evacuation procedures, security, and signage)
  • Part D (legislation)
Part A: Incident and Accident Report
Download a copy of the designated institute’s incident and accident report
Assessor will provide instruction to locate this document.
Select one (1) of the incident and accident scenarios below and complete the incident and accident report according to the document’s instructions. The report MUST be written in capital letters, be clear, concise and easy to read.
Incident and Accident Scenario 1:
Brad Kite arrived late in the kitchen at approximately 9:30am on the Saturday of 10th of June on a busy prep and service day. He was asked to peel, cut and portion 10kg of Granny Smith apples. The cut he was asked to do was Julienne. Half way through the task, Brad decided not to use his chef knife, but instead used a mandolin to slice the apples as he needed to get the job done quickly. The mandolin did not come with a guard and it was the only one they had in the kitchen at that time. In the process of using the mandolin, Brad cut the palm of his right hand quite deeply. Brad had to be taken to the hospital for further medical treatment. Immediate First Aid was applied at the time of the injury by David Copperfield and Kristie Smith
Incident and Accident Scenario 2:
Anna Jenkins was an experienced chef who had worked late the night before to cover a colleague who was unwell. Anna still had to do her breakfast shift the next morning and had a lot to get through. There were multiple food items getting cooked simultaneously either in the oven (bacon and sausages), the deep-fryer (hash browns) or over a stove stop (poaching/scrambling eggs and wilting spinach). She was working with other experienced chefs who had been working the breakfast shift together for over two months. Service was about to start at 7:00am and there were still food items to be taken out to the
buffet. Anna removed the hot trays from the oven, but on her way out to the buffet, slipped on oil that
vad been splashed onto the floor from the deep-fryer. Anna suffered burns to both her arms and legs but the full extent of her burns is unknown. Both Josh and Katie saw what happened but did not know if First Aid needed to be administered.
Incident and Accident Scenario 3:
Mac O’Reilly was doing agency work as a chef and was asked to work for two days, the 13 and 14 of August, in a resort that was out of town. Start time for the shift was 10:00am. Mac left and drove for an hour and half in order to make it to her shift on time. She was asked to prepare a variety of vegetables in preparation for both the lunch and dinner services. As it was her first time on the premises, Mac was unfamiliar with the kitchen layout and where equipment was kept. After about 3 hours of standing in the same position, undertaking the same task, Mac felt both hungry and extremely tired. When using her chef knife, she accidently cut the top of her left index finger off. She reported her injury directly to the Head Chef who administered First Aid. Mac attempted to go back to work, but it was decided that she required further medical attention due to the blood loss. There were no immediate witnesses to the accident.
Part B: WHS Consultation
1: Students are to discuss a WHS matter with one of their supervisors. Supervisor could be any one of the following:
  • Theory or practical teacher or assessor
Over the next 5 weeksstudents need to be observant in the kitchens and surrounding areas of the institute, noticing any WHS issues that may concern them and/or colleagues.
WHS issues could be:
  • Slippery when wet signs not getting used when required
  • Persons smoking in areas that are outside designated smoking zones
  • Unsafe use of knives
  • Gas burners left on
  • Flickering lights
  • Blocked exit points
Once students have noticed a WHS issue/matter, students MUST do the following:
  • Use the Consultation Meeting Record Form Template which is located at the back of this document in Appendix A
  • Notify supervisor of the WHS issue
  • Use the Consultation Meeting Record Form to write down the WHS issue and what was discussed
Part C: Evacuation Procedures, Security and WHS SignageEmergency, Security and Signage Audit
Over the next 5 weeksstudents are required to walk around the kitchens and surrounding buildings and corridors and conduct an audit and do the following:
  • Use the Evacuation, Security and Emergency Signage Audit Template which is located at the back of this document in Appendix A
  • Notice where the emergency assembly points are in the building
  • Notice where there is emergency signage
  • Notice potential security hazards
Part D: WHS Legislation1. Responsibilities
Using the WHS Legislation Questionnaire Template located in appendix A, please do the following:
Answer all five (5) listed short answer questions
For this assessment task, students must provide the following documents:
  1. Attach a completed copy of a completed incident and accident report.
  2. Attach a completed copy of the WHS consultation meeting record form.
  3. Attach a completed copy of the evacuation, security and emergency signage audit form.
  4. Attach a completed copy of the WHS legislation questionnaire.
Conditions for assessment
  • This is an individual, written assessment task. Student must not copy the work of others.
  • Please discuss with assessor at least one week prior to the assessment due date if students feel that they require special assistance or allowable adjustment to this assessment (e.g. verbal assessment or additional time).
  • Students to write their full name on the student version of the assessment task (do not use nicknames or abbreviations).
  • Students are allowed minimal support from assessor e.g. asking for clarification of a question.
  • Students must submit their work to assessor by the allocated timeframe. Failing to submit by the allocated deadline will result in a ‘Not Satisfactory’ grade.
  • Students must answer all questions correctly to be deemed satisfactory in this assessment.

  • Students must submit their work according to the assessor’s instruction.
  • If students are absent for the assessment, they will not be deemed as not satisfactory.
  • Students will be assessed as satisfactory (S) or not satisfactory (NS).
  • If students receive a result of not satisfactory (NS), they are able to re-sit the assessment on one occasion as stated in the LCBA assessment policy.
  • Students may appeal the assessment decision according to the LCBA academic appeals policy and procedure.

Equipment/resources students must supply:
Equipment/resources to be provided by the RTO or the workplace:
  • Computer with internet access
  • Login details to access Engage

  • Access to LMS
  • Access to an electronic copy of the student version of this assessment task
  • A suitably qualified assessor


Part A:



  • All work related injuries, illness or incidents must be notified within 24 hours.
  • Non staff member(including student)injuries/incidents must be reported to either Head Teacher/Line Manager/ Teaching & Learning Coordinator/Faculty Manager/Faculty Director or Campus Manager using part one of this notification within 24 hours of the incident occurring
  •  Please print and sign this form before sending back to the WHS Unit

Is this notification for:
Incident(including near miss)
Date of injury/incident/  illness:

Is the incident of a serious nature or notifiable to Work Cover?
  Names of any witnesses? JOSIE
Who was the incident reported to?
Phone: 0420561261

Where did the incident occur? (Please be specific):
Description of incident(what happened?):
The injured person which is brad kite was late in the kitchen and was way past his time of service. Due to the pressure of the kitchen for the service, brad was given the responsibility to cut 10 kg granny smith apples. However, the specific instruction to him was to cut the apples in julienne. It is a time-consuming process and brad having been late was trying to cut corner and get the work done in the shortest possible time. He began the process of cutting the apples in julienne with a chef knife which was taking him a long time to cut them. Hence, he decided to switch to a mandolin for cutting the strips of apples faster. The kitchen had only one mandolin and that too without a cover. This cover is for the protection of the hand of the user from being cut with the blade of the instrument. While operating the mandolin, brad cut his right-hand palm deeply and was bleeding. He was given first aid on site by David Copperfield and Kristie Smith.
Brief details of injury sustained:
The palm of the right hand of brad was deeply cut in the process of slicing the apple with the mandolin. There was a lot of loss of blood. Apart from that, brad did not sustain any other injury. Due to the injury, brad was unable to work properly for a few weeks.

First Name:
Residential Address:
Not g
Phone Number:
Not given
  • Male✔ 

  • Female

Date of birth:
Not g
Campus: n/a

Section(if applicable):
  • Student

  • Visitor

  • Other Worker

  • Contractor(Business name)

Name of injured person’s supervisor:


Name of Faculty Manager: not g

Did the person:
  • Receive first aid✔ 

First aid provided by:
  • Go home

Time Ceased:

  • Go to doctor/hospital✔ 

Name of Doctor/Hospital:
  Name of hospital 
  • Return to class/work: NO

Name of person completing this form:




Reviewing Supervisor/Manager name:
 Made up

Reviewing Supervisor/Manager signature:

Pleasprint form and sign beforsending to the Work Health and Safety Unit.

Part B: WHS Consultation

Consultation Meeting Record Form Template

Hazard and WHS Consultation Meeting Record
 Main kitchen
Persons Present:
Person1: David, Supervisor 
Person2: Kristie Smith 

Hazard and/or WHS Issue:
  • Oil spillage
  • Switched on unused ovens
  • Open flames
  • Exit blocked by trays and cans

Risk: High risk of accidents and harm to the employees of the kitchen. The procedure for cooking and handling of the utensils and apparatuses in the kitchen should be mastered by the chefs before they are allowed back in the kitchen 
Risk Rating: High to medium rating 
Elimination / Substitution / Engineering / Administration / Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Use of PPE along with training and development of handling kitchen tools. The administration should also better serve oversight of adherence to rules and regulations of WHS
Supervisor Signature:

WHS Issues and discussion

The supervisor of the kitchen, David was notified of the issues at work and the WHS guidelines that should be followed at work was also mentioned in the process. The main WHS issues in the kitchen pertaining to the spilt oil from the inefficient handling of the deep fryer as well as food in the kitchen. It may cause employees with hot food items or dangerous tools to fall and harm themselves in the process. This compromises the safety of the employees of the kitchen. The OHS regulations suggest that the operations of a workplace should always ensure the safety of the workers (Tompa et al., 2016). The other issue as noticed was the open flames which were not in use and were not switched off. This may simply burn any of the employees when they function and operate in the kitchen. It may also cause an accidental fire in the kitchen itself that would endanger the lives of the employees of the kitchen. The risks of exposing oil and other inflammable materials of the kitchen may cause disaster for the chefs and sous chefs of the kitchen. WHS guidelines can be followed to properly educate the employees through training and development as well as posting signs on the walls of the kitchen instructing general awareness to prevent any hazards. Another issue of the kitchen that was noticed by the supervision in that the exits of the kitchen as well as the emergency exits were not clear and blocked by several trays and cans from the kitchen that was not being used by the chefs. This is strictly against the protocol of the occupational health and safety standards which states that the used harmful tools should always be managed and switched off when not in use (Hansen et al., 2018). This is also necessary in case of any accidents or distress in the kitchen to allow free passage to the employees to evacuate to safety. The obstacle may affect the process of evacuation and cause loss of life.

It was discussed in the meeting that the training and development of the chefs about the proper handling of the kitchen tools should be completed and compliance by the employees of the kitchen would be ensured by the supervisor, David over the due course of time. The kitchen would also post warnings and reminder at various countertops and stoves to ensure that the employees and chefs follow the best protocols of practice. This would mitigate the issues as well as equip the employees with the necessary skills of handling the kitchen tools better and provisions safer working environment.

Part C: Evacuation Procedures, Security and WHS Signage

Emergency, Security and Signage Audit

Evacuation, Security and Emergency Signage Audit Form Template

Evacuation, Security and Emergency Signage Form


Please place a tick

Please place a tick

(Please write location and/or any details briefly)

Emergency Evacuation:

Are fire exits and escape routes free from obstruction?

The fire exits are often blocked by trash cans or unused tools that may make it inconvenient for the students to evacuate in case of an emergency. The escape routes should also be marked and well known to the students.

Are fire doors clearly marked and kept closed?

The exit and dire doors are clearly marked for the convenience of the students. The doors are also kept closed at all times and only used in case of an emergency.

Do you know where your emergency assembly point is?

The students were aware of the emergency assembly point and designated evacuation procedures.

Are building plans placards around the building notifying students of where to go in the event of an emergency?

There are placards at the entrance to the building and on the stairs to notify and remind the students of the emergency procedures and protocols. There are placards on every floor and clear signage indicating the exits and escape routes for each floor.

Signage and Security:

Where are fire extinguishers located? 
Are they tested annually?
When was tested last?

The fire extinguishers are located on each floor in the hallway as well as in each individual classroom for safety purposes. They are tested annually generally and replaced regularly to ensure compliance. The last test was in December last year. 

Is there clear signage for fire extinguishers and fire blankets?

The fire extinguishers are clearly marked and visible from a distance. The students are aware of the location of them and trained through drills as well. 
Can fire alarms be heard in all areas of the building?
How often are they tested?
(This can be a drill or audio test announcement)

The fire alarm is audible throughout the building and in all areas. The drill to practice is also done every quarter.

Are fire drills carried out regularly?
(Speak to your assessor if needed)

The fire drills are not carried out regularly as prescribed for safety regulations. However, they are done.

Where are designated lockers provided to secure student belongings?

The designated lockers are located in the hallway of the floor so that students can take and place their belongings to and from the class as efficiently as possible.

What Is the procedure that students follow in the event of theft?

The event is reported to the class teacher or the supervisor and necessary action is taken by the supervisor.

Notice where the emergency assembly points are in the building 

The emergency assembly points in the building are placed behind the school building in the football playground. They are strategically placed so that the students can be evacuated as soon as possible. There is also an emergency assembly point in the hall in case of need so that the teachers and students can group together and take necessary steps to ensure the safety of the students in case of fire or emergency. The football ground is far from the building and it would provide safety from the heat to the students in case of a fire. The easily accessible emergency doors also lead to the football ground as well.  

Notice where there is emergency signage 

The emergency signage in the building is located at the end of the corridors as well as the middle and various areas of the staircase. The bathroom of the children is also laced with proper emergency signage in case of need. The emergency signage is strategically placed in areas of frequent visits by the students. The emergency signage is also located on the evacuation maps and above the exits or emergency doors. The signs are fluorescent and glow in the dark to aid in case of fire or power outage.

Notice potential security hazards 

The potential security hazards could be the blockades in front of the emergency exits by the cans and tools. It can seriously jeopardize the evacuation process and harm the students. Another potential hazard is the slipperiness of the bathroom. The bathroom is not cleaned and slips during winter or rain that may cause damage to the students. 

Part D: WHS Legislation


WHS Legislation Questionnaire Template

WHS Legislation Questionnaire
What is the employee’s responsibility in the workplace regarding WHS?
Follow reasonable instructions
     All employees take reasonable care of themself and others  
The most basic responsibility of the employees in the workplace is to observe the best practices of safety for oneself as well as the others around. This would ensure that the safety of all the employees would be ensured. The main responsibilities are to read all safety-related documents of the workplace so that the employees are well versed in the regulations imposed by the employer as well as the OHS guidelines (Regan and Fettell, 2017). All the posters and signage around the workplace should also be read by the employees as well. It is also the prime responsibility of the employee to comply with all the regulations and OSHA safety standards. This is mainly for personal safety as well as the safety of other workers in the workplace. The employees at all times should wear PPE such as gloves, goggles, masks and other equipment that reduced risk of accidents while actively engaged in the work. The employees should always report any hazard or potential hazard noticed to the employer so that necessary actions can be taken to prevent any accidents in the workplace. Any illness or injury in the workplace should also be promptly reported to the employer or the supervisor and receive medical attention immediately.
2.) A: What does PBCU stand for? The person conducting Business or undertaking  
B: Provide three things that they are responsible for.
Accommodation and control health and safety 
Work safely 
PCBU stands for Person Conducting Business or Undertaking. The three things that they are responsible for are as follows:
  • Health and Safety: It is the duty of the PCBU to assess and determine the risks involved with the work or the tasks for the employees engaged in it. They always oversee the working conditions of the workers to assure safety for the health of the workers while also monitor the health of the people so that any adverse effects of the work can be detected early before any damage can be done to the person as well as compromise the safety of others in the workplace.
  • Maintenance: The PCBU is also responsible to maintain the sanctity of the workplace that spells security and safety for the workers. Although admissible risks are always involved with the work, the workplace should provide with structural and other general forms of safety for the workers. They implement the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in the workplace to guarantee that the employer takes the necessary and compliant steps for maintaining safety for the employees (Crute, 2020). Regular checks and changes are done with the intervention of the PCBUs.
  • Work Safely: The guidelines to be followed while handling dangerous and sharp tools is provided by the PCBUs so that despite the obvious risks, as much of it is mitigated by precautionary steps. The use of the gloves, masks and other PPE instrument spells work safety for the worker while dispensing their duties. 
The model WHS Act provides a framework to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers. The WHS Act aims to do this by…? List three things.
Unions and employer take a constructive role 
Provide information training on work safety 
The three things done by the WHS Act are:
  • Constructive roles of Unions and employers: The unions and the employer taken a constructive approach to handling any issues faced by the employees in the workplace. They ensure that all the guidelines are followed as well the use of safety procedures are properly done by the employees. This would ensure that the health and safety of the workers, as well as that of the others around, can be guaranteed in the process. 
  • Provide information training on work safety: The training is also provided by the WHS in the nuances of the safety in the workplace. The training and education of the employees, as well as the necessary regulations to be observed by the employees in the workplace as well as by the employer, is noted by the WHS. Regular training also points any shortcomings of the system that can be corrected in due time (Furci and Sunindijo, 2018).
  • Reporting and review: The WHS guidelines reports and reviews any injury or illness in the workplace to the authorities which can be recorded and kept for further reference. This medium also acts as a feedback channel for the opinion of the employees can be taken and included for future application. 
List two ramifications of business NOT adhering to WHS standards. The businesses might be closed 
Loose sight 
Compensation cost
The two ramifications of a business not adhering to the WHS standards are as follows:
Physical injury: The safety procedures that have been outlined by the WHS standards if not observed may lead to physical injury such as loss of sight, pain and other physical ailments as well as death in certain circumstances (Esterhuyzen, 2019).
Closure of business: The WHS outlines the basic responsibility of the employers of the business and not adhering to it may mean that the business is closed on the legal basis of endangering the life of the employees. 
Who is the governing body that works together with other States to coordinate regulatory policy regarding WHS?                 Safe work Australia 
The governing body that works together with other States to coordinate regulatory policy regarding WHS is Safe Work Australia.

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