SITXWHS003 Assessment 1

Assessment 1

Short Answers

Answer the following questions below. All questions must be answered.

Question 1

Under the WHS legislation there are 5 situations when a person conducting a business or

undertaking (employer) must consult with workers. Name 3 of them.

Question 2

List 4 ways you can provide staff with workplace health and safety information.

Question 3

An emergency evacuation plan is one example of a WHS procedure which helps to keep people

safe. List 4 others relevant to your industry.

Question 4

List 2 methods of monitoring that staff are following WHS procedures.

Question 5

List 5 types of document that would act as evidence of your company’s compliance with WHS


Question 6

List 4 possible steps you could take if you observed a staff member not complying with your

company’s WHS practices, or a hazard control measure was not working properly. 

Question 7

List 5 WHS issues or potential hazards you need to monitor in your department/industry on a

daily basis.

Question 8

List 3 matters you might discuss as part of making consultation arrangements.

Question 9

Name 3 methods you can use to provide staff members the opportunity to contribute their

views on WHS issues.

Question 10

If you cannot resolve a staff member’s WHS issue or control a hazard yourself, name 3 people

you might refer the issue to in order to find a resolution. 

Question 11

A staff member has raised WHS issues in the workplace which now have been

resolved.  Why is it important to communicate the result back the staff member who raised it? 

Question 12

Safe Work Australia’s Code of Practice “How to manage work health and safety risks” lists the

instances when risk management must occur and hazard controls must be used.

List 5 instances when this needs to occur in an organisation

Question 13

List 4 different types of WHS training methods.

Question 14

Give 2 examples of when you must provide WHS training to your staff. 

Question 15

Give 4 examples of training you might organise with a specialist WHS training provider.

Question 16:

Give 3 reasons you should monitor the effectiveness of training programs? 

Question 17

Where should Safety Data Sheets (SDS) be kept? 

Question 18

List 5 pieces of information you can find on an SDS.                                                           

Question 19

What information can you get from a completed risk assessment document?

Question 20

List 4 pieces of information that should be recorded as a training record for a staff member who

has undertaken WHS training.

Question 21:  How can you minimise the environmental impacts of storing documents and files?

Question 22

Under the WHS legislation, what is an employer’s duty of care in relation to providing a safe


Question 23

If a business chooses to have direct, regular contact between employer and employees instead

of appointing a WHS Committee or appoint WHS Representatives, have they failed to meet the

requirements of the WHS act? Why/Why not?

Question 24

If a WHS Committee raises a WHS issue with an employer, and the employer does not consider

the issue in a timely fashion, has the employer failed to meet their legal requirements?

Why/Why not?

Question 25

What is the role of a WHS Committee?

Question 26

List 2 penalties a judge may impose on you if you fail to meet your duties under the WHS act.