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Course Description

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to apply risk management processes in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational or supervisory roles.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for risk management

  • Access, interpret and apply risk management documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
  • Inspect and analyse work area conditions regularly and systematically to identify potential hazards
  • Access, interpret and apply existing procedures to control identified hazards
  • Identify hazards not controlled by existing procedures
  • Recognise the type and scope of unresolved hazards and their likely impact

2. Assess and identify unacceptable risk

  • Consider and determine the likelihood of an event
  • Evaluate and determine the consequence of the event
  • Consider and determine the risk level (likelihood and consequence combined)
  • Identify or source the criteria for determining the acceptability/unacceptability of the risk
  • Evaluate the risk and identify ‘unacceptable risk’ status

3. Review risk management documentation

  • Monitor and review working instructions
  • Seek authority and approval to amend in writing the working instructions
  • Seek authority and approval to action amendments to the working instructions

4. Identify and recommend controls

  • Identify the range of controls which may eliminate or minimise the risk
  • Conduct a detailed analysis of feasible options including the identification of resource requirements
  • Select the most appropriate control for dealing with the situation

5. Contribute to the implementation of controls

  • Write up the risk management plans selected control in detail, including resource requirements
  • Gain authorisation for selected control
  • Document and review controls for the job
  • Apply procedures to control recognised hazards
  • Communicate information on the control and its implementation