1 Access information about rail safety, WHS/OHS and organisational policies and procedures Relevant provisions of rail safety and WHS/OHS legislation and codes of practice are identified

Unit Sector

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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT S 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 

Access information about rail safety, WHS/OHS and organisational policies and procedures 

1.1

Relevant provisions of rail safety and WHS/OHS legislation and codes of practice are identified

1.2

Information on organisational rail safety and WHS/OHS policies and procedures is stored in a readily accessible location and manner

1.3

Information is accurately interpreted and clearly explained to the appropriate personnel

2 

Develop options to control rail safety and WHS/OHS risks 

2.1

Hazard register, outcomes of previous incident investigations, and risk assessments are reviewed to identify possible rail safety and WHS/OHS hazards and/or risks requiring control action

2.2

Rail safety, WHS/OHS legislation and standards are used to develop a range of options to control specific risks in the workplace

2.3

Principles of the hierarchy of control are applied when developing risk-control options

2.4

Input is sought from stakeholders and workplace personnel as required

2.5

Advice from rail safety officers and WHS/OHS specialists and technical advisors is sought as required

3 

Select appropriate options to control rail safety and WHS/OHS risks 

3.1

Outcomes of risk assessments are used to select appropriate options to control risks

3.2

Selected risk controls are prioritised

3.3

Factors that may potentially limit effectiveness of controls are identified

3.4

Stakeholders and workplace personnel are consulted when selecting appropriate control options as required

3.5

Recommended risk controls are communicated to stakeholders and workplace personnel

4 

Implement rail safety and WHS/OHS risk controls 

4.1

Appropriate authority and relevant resources to implement controls are identified and applied

4.2

Actions required to control risks are implemented

4.3

Stakeholders and workplace personnel are consulted with and involved in implementing risk controls

5 

Contribute to monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of risk controls 

5.1

Effectiveness of implemented risk controls is evaluated, in consultation with stakeholders as required

5.2

Compliance with any new procedures is monitored and documented in accordance with organisational procedures

5.3

Workplace sources of information and data are accessed if required, to evaluate effectiveness of risk controls and to check for new hazards introduced as a result of controls

5.4

Areas for further improvement are identified in consultation with stakeholders and appropriate action is taken

5.5

Assistance is provided in developing and documenting an improvement plan when requested


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