HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTWHS002 
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
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Final assessment tasks

Part A – Questions

Purpose

You will demonstrate a sound knowledge of the unit requirements in your responses.

Instructions to the candidate

All questions must be answered satisfactorily for Part A to be completed satisfactorily.

There is no restriction on the length of the question responses, or time restriction in completing the assessment.

You must complete all questions unassisted by the assessor or other personnel, but may refer to reference material as needed.

Resources required

The question responses section is the only resource required for this questioning assessment to be completed.

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated:

in the workplace

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in an environment that provides realistic in-depth industry validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

In addition, assessment must ensure use of:

current workplace policies and procedures for WHS

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

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Reasonable adjustment

If you do not wish to respond to the questions in written form, an interview may be used as an alternative approach if negotiated with your assessor.

Question 1

Why is it important to understand worker obligations set out in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) if you work any state except Western Australia and Victoria? What laws apply in Western Australia and Victoria?

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Question 2

What are workplace regulations and how does state/territory legislation impact on them?

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Question 3

What are codes of practice and how does state/territory legislation impact on them?

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Question 4

What are industry standards and how does state/territory legislation impact on them?

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Question 5

What are the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers in a community services environment as a result of Australian WHS legislation?

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Question 6

In Australian safety legislation, what is meant by ‘a duty of care?’ How is this relevant to those who work in the community services sector?

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Question 7

How does Australian safety legislation impact on the way hazardous manual tasks are carried out?

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Question 8

How does Australian safety legislation impact on the way infection control processes are carried out?

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Question 9

What is a hazard? Give an example of a hazard you may find in a workplace.

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Question 10

Where is the most suitable place to install a smoke alarm in (a) a home and (b) a workplace?

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Question 11

What are the recommended maintenance requirements for a smoke alarm?

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Question 12

What is the purpose of safety signs and symbols in the community services environment?

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Question 13

Describe the appearance and use of a poison safety signs and symbols in the community services environment.

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Question 14

Describe the appearance and use of emergency equipment safety signs and symbols in the community services environment.

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Question 15

Describe the appearance and use of protective personal equipment safety signs and symbols in the community services environment.

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Question 16

Describe the appearance and use of specific safety signs and symbols for specific hazards in the community services environment.

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Question 17

Give an example of a control measure for minimising manual handling risk.

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Question 18

Give an example of a situation where additional infection controls are required.

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Question 19

What additional precautions may be required if a worker is caring for a person who has respiratory tuberculosis?

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Question 20

Explain the process of identifying risk of infection and common causes of infection transmission in the community.

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Part B – Case study questions

Purpose

You will demonstrate a sound knowledge of the unit requirements in your responses.

Instructions to the candidate

All questions must be answered satisfactorily for Part B to be completed satisfactorily.

There is no restriction on the length of the question responses, or time restriction in completing the assessment.

You must complete all questions unassisted by the assessor or other personnel, but may refer to reference material as needed.

Resources required

The question responses section is the only resource required to complete this part of the assessment.

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.

In addition, assessment must ensure use of:

current workplace policies and procedures for WHS

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

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Reasonable adjustment

If you do not wish to respond to the questions in written form, an interview may be used as an alternative approach if negotiated with your assessor.

Candidate to complete

Candidate name

 

Date of assessment

 

Assessment declaration

I declare that no part of this assessment has been copied from another person’s work, except where clearly noted on documents or work submitted.

I declare that no part of this assessment has been written for me by another person. I understand that plagiarism is a serious offence that may lead to disciplinary action by my training organisation.

Candidate signature

 

Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow.

Case study (questions 1–5)

Abdul works in a community services environment. Abdul’s manager Sonia has asked him to participate in a work safety inspection to assist with identifying common workplace hazards.

Sonia has provided Abdul with a work safety checklist and hazard reporting forms.

Abdul asked Sonia if he could have some support when completing the components of the assessment that involved infection control. Sonia arranged for Tahlia, the infection control nurse, to support Abdul with the identification of infection control hazards.

CS Question 1

What common workplace hazards should Abdul be aware of when completing his safety inspection?

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CS Question 2

What are some common infectious disease hazards risks that Tahlia and Abdul should be aware of?

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CS Question 3

What type of common personal safety hazards might Abdul screen for during his inspection?

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CS Question 4

What are some hazard identification methods that may be recommended in Abdul’s hazard identification procedure?

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CS Question 5

What are some common strategies for minimising workplace risk that might be in use in Abdul’s workplace?

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Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow.

Case study (questions 6–13)

Nerelee works as a support worker in a home-based care setting. As part of her role, Nerelee assists with showering, grooming and dressing people in their own home.

Nerelee’s workplace has WHS policies and procedures that aim to ensure the home-based care environment is as safe as possible, for both the care support workers, and the people receiving care.

Nerelee is aware that there are specific safety requirements that apply to working in a home-based environment. 

CS Question 6

What are the rights and responsibilities of Nerelee and her clients, when care is provided in a home-based environment?

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CS Question 7

What important information on basic fire safety should Nerelee consider before providing services in a home-based environment?

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CS Question 8

What important information about working with high risk groups should Nerelee know about before providing services in a home-based environment?

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CS Question 9

What important factors does Nerelee need to be aware of regarding behaviours that contributes to fire injury and fatalities in a home-based environment?

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CS Question 10

What important information regarding behaviours of concern should Nerelee be aware of, in order to minimise risk to her personal safety? 

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CS Question 11

What are some common sources of infection in the home-based environment that Nerelee needs to be aware in order to minimise infection control risks?

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CS Question 12

What is the musculoskeletal system and what tasks place Nerelee at risk of harm to her musculoskeletal system?

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CS Question 13

What important information should Nerelee be aware of regarding practices that minimise the risk of injury to herself and her clients?

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Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow.

Case study (questions 14–16)

Philip has just commenced working in a busy care facility which provides care to many people who require full assistance with all aspects of their personal care. Zoe is Philip’s manager and has asked Philip to read and apply the manual handling policies, procedures and practices of his new workplace. Zoe has also requested that Philip be on the lookout for hazardous manual tasks and to report any that he becomes aware of.

CS Question 14

What important manual handling information should Phillip find in his workplace WHS policies and procedures?

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CS Question 15

What are some common manual handling procedures and work instructions that Philip may be required to follow in order to minimise manual handling risk?

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CS Question 16

What are some ways that Zoe may identify hazardous manual tasks in the workplace?

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Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow.

Case study (questions 17–20)

Janice is a member of the health and safety committee (HSC) for a community care facility. Janice and the rest of the HSC are aware that WHS legislation, policies, procedures and practices are part of an ongoing continuous improvement process. For this reason, Janice and the HSC want to ensure that the WHS practices in their workplace are best-practice and in compliance with the current legislation, national standards and codes of practice.

CS Question 17

Why is it important that the workplace emergency procedures in Janice’s workplace are current?

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CS Question 18

What housekeeping practices should the HCS consider when assessing the currency of their workplace WHS systems?

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CS Question 19

What are some factors that the HSC should consider when checking the currency of personal protective equipment in the workplace?

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CS Question 20

How will the HCS be able to determine if their work processes are up-to-date with current best practice standards?

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