Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management

Topic 6: Workplace Health and Safety

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

BSBHRM531 Coordinate health and wellness programs

Topic 6 addresses the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation's work health and safety (WHS) (also known as occupational health and safety or OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

This topic also covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate programs with a health and wellbeing focus. It addresses researching employee health issues, planning and evaluating a range of programs associated with the health and wellbeing of employees within an organisation.

Learning outcomes

  • Highlight the importance of a safe and healthy workplace
  • Explain the intent and application of Australian WHS legislation
  • Describe the accountabilities, responsibilities and liabilities of management with respect to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment
  • Provide information to the work team about WHS policies and procedures
  • Implement and monitor participation arrangements for managing WHS
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures for providing WHS training
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures and legal requirements for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks
  • Implement and monitor organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records for the team
  • Research and analyse employee health issues 
  • Plan health and wellness program 
  • Coordinate program
  • Evaluate and improve program