This unit specifies the outcomes required to identify hazards and assess OHS risks in the workplace. The unit addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to identify hazards and assess OHS risks using developed processes and tools. The unit also introduces basic incident analysis as an important skill underlying incident investigation, which is addressed in greater complexity in BSBOHS508 Participate in the investigation of incidents.
The unit introduces the concept of risk assessment, but you should note that more advanced units divide risk assessment into risk analysis and risk evaluation. This unit is a companion unit to BSBOHS404 Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk, and they will usually be co-presented and assessed together. The unit consists of five elements and 21 performance criteria, which are reflected in the format of the content of this Learning Guide. Each section of the learning guide covers a competency element, while each sub-section covers a required performance criterion.