Course Content
Support and facilitate the implementation of a WHSMS
This topic involves supporting and facilitating the implementation of a Workplace Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS). It includes determining the appropriate structure and content of the WHSMS, effective consultation with stakeholders, and gaining their agreement for its implementation.
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Develop WHS policy and commitment to a WHSMS
In this topic you'll focus on developing a Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policy and fostering commitment to a WHS Management System (WHSMS). This includes communicating policy and commitment requirements, conducting an initial WHS review, developing a suitable WHS policy that aligns with organisational needs, and involving stakeholders in policy development and agreement. Finally, you'll document and communicate the WHS policy to relevant individuals and parties.
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Develop and implement a WHS plan
This topic involves the development and implementation of a Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) plan. You'll communicate the plan's requirements to relevant parties, collaborate with them to create an appropriate WHS plan, and facilitate participation and consultation during its development. Additionally, you'll communicate the plan's implementation requirements and support individuals and parties in executing it, ensuring that policies, procedures, processes, and systems align with the WHS plan within your job role.
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Measure and evaluate WHS performance
This topic focuses on measuring and evaluating Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) performance. It involves communicating the measurement and evaluation requirements of the WHS plan to relevant parties, facilitating their participation and consultation in this process. Additionally, you'll assess policies, procedures, systems, and processes within your job role to ensure they support the implementation of the WHS plan effectively.
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Review and improve the WHSMS
This topic covers the process of reviewing and improving the Workplace Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS). It involves communicating the review and improvement requirements to relevant individuals and parties, facilitating their participation and consultation in this process. You will also document the outcomes of the review and suggest improvements, which should be submitted to management for consideration.
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BSBWHS605 – Develop, implement and maintain WHS Management System
About Lesson

Download the example template from the exercise files and note where each part of the structure is locate. The structure of a WHSMS typically includes:

  1. Policies and Procedures: These are foundational documents that guide and support safe operations within an organisation. They articulate the organisation’s commitment to health and safety, outline expected behaviors, and provide clear instructions for carrying out work safely.

  2. Risk Management: This involves identifying all workplace hazards and assessing associated risks. A WHSMS helps in creating a risk profile for the organisation and prioritising corrective actions to mitigate these risks.

  3. Safety Training Management: This aspect ensures that all workers are up-to-date with relevant training, keeping track of training records and assessments to ensure everyone is competent in their roles concerning safety.

  4. Incident Management: A WHSMS provides a framework for recording and managing all types of incidents, including near misses, injuries, and property damage, to prevent future occurrences.

  5. Audits and Inspection: Regular physical inspections and audits are conducted to assess compliance with safety policies and procedures, and to identify areas for improvement.

  6. Asset, Chemical, and Contractor Management: This involves managing key assets such as machinery and chemicals, ensuring compliance with regulations, and managing contractors effectively by providing them with all relevant safety documents and licenses.

A WHSMS is more than just documentation; it’s about actively engaging with these elements in a coordinated manner to improve health and safety performance. It’s an evolving system that uses feedback to manage and improve safety outcomes, integrates with other management systems, and strengthens corporate culture around safety.

Implementing a WHSMS according to the Australian standard AS/NZS ISO 45001:2018 can help organisations provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and illness and proactively improving work health and safety performance. This standard specifies conditions for a WHSMS and offers guidance on its use, aligning with international standards to facilitate a comprehensive approach to workplace health and safety.

Exercise Files
work-health-and-safety-management-plan-template.pdf
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