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Assessment Task 1 (BSBWHS501)
Assessment Task 1    BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
Establish and maintain WHS management systems
Submission details
    Candidate’s name
    Phone no.
    Assessor’s name
    Phone no.
    Assessment site
    Assessment date/s
The assessment task is due on the date specified by your assessor. Any variations to this a
angement must be approved in writing by your assessor.
Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See specifications below for details.
Performance objective
For this task, you will demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to establish and maintain a WHS management system.
Assessment description
ing to the simulated business and scenario information provided in the Appendices of this task, you will plan and develop a WHS management system to assist the organisation to comply with WHS legislation. You will identify and use sources of expert advice to plan your system. You will gather a portfolio of evidence to collect samples of documentation to support the WHS management system. You will then prepare a report outlining and explaining the system, duty holders, resources, and approval required.
1. Review the Australian Hardware scenario in Appendix 1.
2. Review the Australian Hardware simulated business information in Appendices
Note: Detailed information on Australian Hardware, including operational policies and procedures, risk management, and financials may be accessed at:
a. ‘Australian Hardware’, IBSA,
3. Research WHS management systems (WHSMS) to determine the features for an appropriate WHS management system to propose for Australian Hardware. Consider:
a. which policies and procedures to include
. what adaptation and amendments may be required to existing policies and procedures
c. the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities required
d. which human, physical and financial resources are required (estimate costs over first year of implementation). See table below for costs.
Note: Two hours of training per employee has been approved relating to the new WHSMS itself, duties, and role-specific safety training. The total approved budget is $1 million.
    Wage incl. entitlements cost
($ hourly)
    Lost productivity cost
($ hourly)
    Total cost
($ hourly)
    Senior managers
    Store managers
    Team leaders (5–8 per store)
    Workers (15–20 per store)
    WHS consultants
    Training rooms
4. Amend the Wollongong Store WHS policy to apply nationally.
5. Develop a report on the proposed WHSMS. Include:
a. description of the features of the proposed WHSMS, including policies and required amendments
. explanation of how the proposed WHSMS meets legislative requirements, including description of duty holders (PCBU, officers, workers, etc.)
c. explanation of how the proposed WHSMS meets organisational requirements and integrates with organisational needs, including budget.
6. Submit all required documentation, including a budget for your proposed WHSMS, to your assessor for approval as per specifications below. Keep copies for your records.
You must provide:
· a one- to two-page report on your proposed WHS management system
· a portfolio of evidence, including:
· an amended WHS policy to apply nationally
· an outline of resources and costs for the system, which includes the name of the designated person for approval.
Your assessor will be looking for evidence of:
· knowledge of relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice that apply to WHS risk management and recordkeeping in the context of the simulated business and scenario
· literacy skills to adapt and communicate WHS policies that reflect WHS legislative requirements
· information technology skills to, for example, source simulated business information and use word processing software to adapt existing policies.
Adjustment for distance-based learners
· No changes to the assessment procedure or specification are required.
· Documentation may be submitted electronically.
· A follow-up interview may be required (at the discretion of the assessor).
Appendix 1: Scenario – Australian Hardware
    You are a WHS consultant. You have been contracted by Australian Hardware to research and propose a WHS management system for the organisation.
Australian Hardware has expanded rapidly to include 138 warehouse stores nationally. Unfortunately, one of the possible results of this rapid expansion is a lack of a national, consistent approach to WHS compliance.
The company does take seriously its legal and ethical obligations to provide a safe workplace; however, safety standards may be slipping. According to incomplete Australian Hardware records, last year, the Lost Time to Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) was 13.9. The cu
ent industry benchmark 10.1[footnoteRef:2]. [2: Source: Safe Work Australia, 2013, Australian frequency rates by industry, available online, Safe Work Australia, viewed January 2015,
Areas and types of injuries of particular concern include:
· manual lifting of outdoor furniture and hardware goods in warehouses and in customer service areas
· hazardous materials handling by forklift drivers, drivers and customer service staff.
In addition, a lack of systematic WHS recordkeeping has meant the organisation cannot be entirely sure of health and safety performance, nor can it be sure of WHS compliance.
The main needs of Australian Hardware with respect to the proposed WHS management system are:
· legal compliance across jurisdictions
· the safest possible workplace conditions for workers (objective:
ing LTIFR and Injury Rate (IR) to 10% below national averages)
· integration with all other Australian Hardware management systems, operations and corporate culture
· to advertise and demonstrate Australian Hardware’s commitment to WHS.
Appendix 2: Australian Hardware national business plan (excerpt)
    The Business
    Business name:
Business structure:
Business location:
    Australian Hardware Ltd
Public company since 1982
Australian Hardware is headquartered in Sydney, NSW. The business owns and operates 138 stores throughout Australia.
Date established:
Business owners:
26 January 1921
The Greenwright family retains a controlling interest in Australian Hardware. Holden Greenwright serves as both Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO.
Australian Hardware supplies hardware and home improvement products and provide expert advice and service to the Australian consumer market through its network of 138 stores/warehouses.
The Market
Target market
The market has been divided into three target markets or segments:
1. home improvers
2. DYIs
3. tradespersons.
Marketing strategy
Australian Hardware takes a two-pronged strategic approach, characterised by product and service differentiation along with select targeted marketing activities.
The Future
Vision statement
Within five years, Australian Hardware will lead the hardware and home improvement market in Australia.
    Strategic directions for FY 2013
Australian Hardware’s strategic directions are to:
· increase sales revenue and gross profit
· maintain or increase market share
· control direct and indirect operational costs
· maintain superior product and service quality standards
· establish Australian Hardware’s reputation as a socially and environmentally responsible company.
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Appendix 3: Australian Hardware organisational chart
Sales Consultants
Sales Consultants
Sales Consultants
General Sales Assistants
Checkout Staff
Administration Staff
Sales Consultants
Hardware and Home Products Manage
Garden Products Manage
Plumbing and Electrical Manage
Timber Manage
General Operations Manage
Store Managers x 138
Human Resources
Board of Directors
Each individual store operates as a distinct business. Some variation in the organisation and existence of positions may occur between stores.
Further structure exists below these senior managers but is not shown here.
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Appendix 4: Australian Hardware (Wollongong)
WHS policy and procedures
    The purpose of this policy is to ensure that work is ca
ied out safely in accordance with Australian Hardware’s ethical and legal obligations to provide and maintain a safe workplace. Australian Hardware recognises its responsibility to provide a healthy and safe working environment for employees, contractors, clients and visitors. Australian Hardware is committed to the continued wellbeing of its employees and to ensuring that all employees are safe from injury and health risks while undertaking work-related duties, including home-based work.
    The scope of this policy covers all employees and contractors of Australian Hardware – Wollongong Store.
    Responsibility for the implementation of this policy rests with employees and management of Australian Hardware with responsibility for providing a safe place of work.
Management at the Wollongong Store are responsible for:
· consultation with employees regarding health and safety and changes to legislation and/or working practices which may affect the workplace
· providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for work
· providing support, training, and supervision to employees to ensure a safe and healthy workplace
· the provision of adequate resources for employees to meet health and safety management system targets.
Individual employees are responsible for:
· following all workplace health and safety policies and procedures
· ensuring that they report all potential and actual risks to managers/supervisors
· taking care to protect their own health and safety and that of their colleagues at work
· ensuring that their own, or others’, health and safety is not adversely affected by the consumption of drugs or alcohol
· encouraging others to follow healthy and safe working practices in the workplace.
    Relevant legislation
    · Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (NSW)
· AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems – general guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques.
    20/09/2012 – Lynn Lee (Finance Manager, Wollongong).
Health and safety management system principles and objectives
In order to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, Australian Hardware will:
· establish a safe and healthy workplace
· ensure compliance with all relevant legislation
· provide written procedures and instructions for safe working practices and material safety data sheets (MSDS) where required
· provide appropriate support, instruction, training and supervision to employees to ensure safe working practices
· consult employees and affected persons on health and safety issues
· set and monitor clear performance goals for prevention and lessening of illnesses and injuries in the workplace for employees, contractors and visitors (including clients and volunteers)
· detect hazards leading to assessment and appropriate control activities for all risks in the workplace
· commit to participation in workplace health and safety matters by all senior managers, line managers, supervisors and staff (including employee representatives)
· access and provide appropriate information relating to working safely and the training required for organisational employees to ca
y out their duties in a safe manne
· establish and commit to a health and safety management system and
continual improvement including internal/external audits and systematic management review.
Appendix 5: Australian Hardware procurement policy
    Procurement is also called ‘supply management’ or ‘purchasing’. The procurement policy is concerned with processes that control incoming products and materials.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the purchase of resources is ca
ied out consistently, fairly and transparently and in accordance with Australian Hardware requirements.
    The scope of this policy covers the purchasing and acquisition of resources by employees and contractors of Australian Hardware.
    Responsibility for the implementation of this policy rests with employees and management of Australian Hardware with responsibility for purchasing resources.
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Ensure a safe workplace
Assessment Task 1
Establish and maintain WHS management systems
WHS management system
A work health and safety management system developed for the safety of the employees working at the workplace. This system is used to provide the safety to the employees at the time of their occupation. A sound WHS management system helps the company in achieving its overall objectives.
Australian Hardware Ltd is an Australian company which established its business in year 1921 and it is public company since 1982. The headquarters of the company is situated in Sydney NSW, Australia. The company has 138 retail outlets all over the country. The company supplies hardware and home improvement products and it also provides expert advice through its 138 stores.
The company also has policy for WHS management system but the policy of the company is ineffective and affects the company in a negative way. The company fails to provide a safe workplace to its employees as the records of the company shows that the Lost Time to injury Frequency Rate was 13.9% which is more than the benchmarking rate which is 10.1%. The main reason behind the injury is manual lifting of outdoor furniture and hardware goods in warehouse and hazardous...

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