Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

Course Overview

RIIWHS201D – Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.

Topics covered

1.1 Access, interpret and apply work health and safety procedures and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Carry out isolation of energy sources and immobilisation of potential energy sources
1.3 Locate destinations by interpreting and applying site plans, transport rules and signage
1.4 Identify, act on, and report breaches in site safety
2.1 Select and wear personal protective equipment
2.2 Establish and maintain a clean and tidy safe working area
2.3 Obtain permits and clearances before specialised work is carried out
2.4 Apply safe manual handling procedures
2.5 Identify and apply site procedures for conducting high-risk activities
3.1 Recognise and respond to alarms
3.2 Identify and clarify responsibility in responding to emergency situations
3.3 Apply basic fire fighting techniques
3.4 Identify emergency escape route(s) and procedures
4.1 Identify risks to personal wellbeing and recognise preventative strategies
4.2 Identify, act on, and report situations which may endanger others
4.3 Access and explain verbally or in writing the requirements for fitness for duty
4.4 Comply with all work health and safety policies including smoking, alcohol and drug use
5.1 Recognise and communicate incident and injury statistics
5.2 Report and prepare written records of incidents and injuries
5.3 Contribute to and participate in incident investigations

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you must possess basic literacy and numeracy skills. You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) indicator prior to enrolling.

If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact for advice.

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  • Bundle packages available

Nominal (supervised) hours represent the supervised structured learning and assessment activity required to sufficiently address the content of each course (acknowledging that progress can vary between learners).

This course has nationally agreed nominal hours of 36.

The volume of learning identifies the duration of all activities required to achieve the learning outcomes of the course, including all training and learning activities such as guided learning, individual study, learning activities in the workplace and assessment activities.

The time taken to complete this course may vary due to contributing factors such as previous experience.


About This Course

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is offered by Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and processes

Credit Transfer

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LLN Indicator

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