Participate in workplace health and safety

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Unit Information about the HLTWHS001 training material in this resource


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

Unit mapping information

This unit supersedes HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes and incorporates content of unit HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Foundation skills

The Foundation Skills described those required skills (language, literacy and numeracy) that are essential to performance.

Reading—in order to accurately read and interpret workplace safety policies and procedures including safety signs, dangerous goods classifications and safety instructions.

The remaining foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in the workplace or in an environment that provides realistic in-depth industry validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • current workplace policies and procedures for WHS

  • PPE relevant to the workplace and job role of the worker

In addition, assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.