Activities Complete the following activities individually or in a group (as applicable to the specific activity and the assessment environment). Activity 1A Objective To provide you with an opportunity to accurately explain to the work team relevant provisions of WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice. According to WHS legislation, what must employers provide their staff with while in the workplace? Give at least four examples. Under the law employers are responsible for health and safety management. The following provides a broad outline of how the law applies to employers. Don't forget, employees and the self-employed have important responsibilities too. It is an employer's duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this. This means making sure that workers and others are protected from anything that may cause harm, effectively controlling any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace. Employers have duties under health and safety law to assess risks in the workplace. Risk assessments should be carried out that address all risks that might cause harm in your workplace. WHS legislation stipulates that employers must provide their staff with: Safe premises o for example, think about the work car park and how pedestrians and cars use it – is it safe? Safe machinery and materials o for example, has electrical equipment been tested and approved for use? Safe systems of work o for example, is there a limit to how many employees can be in workspaces at any one time? Information, instruction, training and supervision o for example, are all employees given proper training in safety procedures in your organisation? A suitable working environment and facilities o for example, are temperatures in the workplace safe for employees? Activity 1B Objective To provide you with an opportunity to provide information about the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs, and ensure it is readily accessible to, and understandable by the work team. Give examples of at least five methods that you can use to disseminate or communicate WHS information to the work team. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each one? When you have identified all WHS-related organisational information that needs to be communicated to employees, you will need to establish the best method of communication. The end result should be that all employees are clear and confident about what their organisation requires of them in order to maintain safety standards.
The way in which you communicate information will depend on the size of the workforce and the way in which it is organised. For example, for a large organisation, the best method would be to use a variety of methods, such as combining a team meeting with information by email. On the other hand, if you work for a small
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