Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
- Determine service health and safety policies and procedures
- Identify and access service health and safety policies and procedures.
- Establish the scope of own role and responsibilities in maintaining health and safety from policies and procedures.
- Monitor implementation of health and safety policies and procedures.
- Model and monitor compliance with service health and safety policies and procedures.
- Encourage and assist colleagues to meet health and safety requirements through regular communication and provision of up to date information.
- Identify and respond to issues according to service policies and procedures.
- Identify and report health and safety training needs to relevant supervisors.
- Complete and maintain accurate health and safety records according to service policies and procedures.
- Monitor risk
- Identify potential or actual hazards based on monitoring of children, activities and physical areas.
- Assess the safety risk associated with the hazard according to service risk management procedures.
- Inform relevant parties in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
- Take action to eliminate or control the risk based on completed risk assessment.
- Contribute to health and safety policies and procedures
- Identify and use opportunities to maintain currency of knowledge about health and safety issues
- Identify and access information from credible and authoritative sources
- Seek feedback from colleagues on health and safety practices and potential issues through formal and informal communication.
- Use feedback and own critical reflection to contribute to the improvement of health and safety policies and procedures.
- Manage risk for excursions
- Complete excursion risk management plan.
- Identify staffing requirements and allocation of resources according to service policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
- Reconnoitre location, facilities and activities to identify potential hazards.
- Obtain permission from families and communicate expectations for the child’s involvement.
- Confirm insurance, volunteer credentials, transport requirements in line with service policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
- Use intentional teaching techniques to prepare children for the excursion.
- Collaborate with educators and volunteers to minimise risk.