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8. Identify three (3) hazards common in the community services work setting. List one (1) associated risk for each hazard you identify and provide one (1) strategy how to minimise this risk from happening. Write your answers in the spaces provided. Guidance: Ensure that your responses are relevant to the community services industry. HLTWHS004 Learner Workbook V2.0 Page 40 of 61
HLTWHS004 Learner Workbook V2.0 Page 41 of 61 Common hazards in working in the community services industry Guidance: List three (3). Associated risk Guidance: List only (1) for each hazard you identify. Strategy for minimising associated risk Guidance: List only (1) for each hazard you identify. Manual handling Problem with back bone Perform tasks according to standards procedure and attend manual handling related trainings regularly. Violent incident Mental stress Keep working environment safe from such issues through respecting and motivating clients to make the harmony between clients and service provider. Provide social and emotional support for not to happen such situations. Slips, trips and fall Injury or muscle and/or bone problem Proper footwear and observe surrounding environment while performing tasks. Ensure there are proper signs while performing and after performing work if its appropriate to do so.
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9. Work health and safety legislation have in place specific requirements for organisations’ policies and procedures. Listed below are some of these requirements. In your own words, discuss how each of these requirements applies to your organisation’s policies and procedures. Guidance: You may refer to the provisions in the WHS legislation relevant to your home State/Territory. WHS Requirement How this requirement applies to organisational policies and procedures Human resources policies and procedures Staffs need to trained well on WHS issues and practices as per industry-based standards. Consultation and participation PCBU must ensure that there is enough consultation with staffs on WHS issues in the workplace. Staffs should also be actively involved in the process. Incident investigation and record-keeping Investigation and record-keeping should always be followed, and complete incident report has to be produced explaining the incident. Quality system documentation Quality compliance should be followed by all employees and they must document all quality systems as required and requested by the organization. Designated person/s for raising issues Designated persons for raising issues should always be responsible for exposing potential WHS issues with PCBU. Workplace support services Workplace support should always be ensured for making workplace safer. These could be as simple as using PPE or requiring trainings

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