SITXWHS001 Participation in Safe Work Practices Assessment Answer
NON EMPLOYEE INJURY ILLNESS INCIDENT NOTIFICATION FORM
- 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
|INJURY/INCIDENT DETAILS |
|Is this notification for:||Injury✔ ||Illness||Incident(including near miss)|
|Date of injury/incident/ illness:||10/06/18||Time:10.:45AM|
|Is the incident of a serious nature or notifiable to Work Cover?||Yes✔ ||No|
| Names of any witnesses? JOSIE|
|Who was the incident reported to?||SUPERVISOR ,DAVID ,||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.
|INJURED PERSON’S DETAILS |
|Residential Address:||Not g|
|Phone Number:||Not given||Date of birth:||Not g|
|Campus: n/a||Section(if applicable):||MAIN KITCHEN|
|Name of injured person’s supervisor:||Position:|
|Name of Faculty Manager: not g|
|TREATMENT DETAILS(if applicable)|
|Did the person:||First aid provided by:|| DAVID COPPERFIELD AND KRISTIE SMITH|
|Name of Doctor/Hospital:|| Name of hospital |
|Name of person completing this form:||BEN||Position:||CHEF|
|Reviewing Supervisor/Manager name:|| Made up||Date:|
Reviewing Supervisor/Manager signature:
Please print form and sign before sending to the Work Health and Safety Unit.
Part B: WHS Consultation
Consultation Meeting Record Form Template
|Hazard and WHS Consultation Meeting Record|
|Location:|| Main kitchen|
|Persons Present:||Person1: David, Supervisor |
Person2: Kristie Smith
Hazard and/or WHS Issue:
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 kitchenRisk Rating: High to medium rating
|Action:||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
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)
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
PCBU stands for Person Conducting Business or Undertaking. The three things that they are responsible for are as follows:
|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:
|List two ramifications of business NOT adhering to WHS standards. The businesses might be closed |
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.