Running head: WORK SAFELY IN ICT Work safely in ICT Name of the Student: Name of the University: Author’s Note:
1 WORK SAFELY IN ICT Answer to question 1: The purpose of policies, processes and procedures WHS (Work Health and Safety) is to support agencies and organization to implement effective safety management and work health system that is consistent to the standard legislation. It also intends to provide information to agencies for clarifying responsibilities and duties of managers, supervisors and officers in contributing to healthy and safe work environment. Policy of WHS act is applicable to all organizations under the direction and control of Minister for Health (Josset al. 2017). Policies are intended to create better relationship between owners and employees. Answer to question 2: Some of the legislation that are to be consider when working around Australia are as follows: Fair work Act, 2009 Work Health and safety act of Northern territory Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 of Victoria Occupational health and Safety regulations 1994 of Commonwealth There are some model code of practice that should also be complied with. This involves managing noise and prevention of hearing loss at work, managing the facilities and work environment, managing risks of hazardous chemicals at workplace, first aid practices and demolition work.
2 WORK SAFELY IN ICT Answer to question 3: Answer to question 3a: Implementation of WHS standards at workplace can be faced with some barriers and they are listed below: Inadequate information of WHS Lack of understanding on part of organizations or employers Inequality in consultation process Inappropriate methods of communication Lack of consultation skills on part of supervisors and representatives of WHS Physical barriers Lack of confidentiality Poor process of consultation Short term expectation and outlook Answer to question 3b: Poor consultation skills of supervisors and representatives of WHS- The potential value of consultation is limited by creation of barriers due to poor communication techniques and or consultation. Confidence should be built in consulting and communication by training and supporting representatives and supervisors of workers. The effectiveness of consultation process can be improved by using a variety of consultation strategies (Woolleyet al.2014).
3 WORK SAFELY IN ICT Answer to question 4: WHS representatives-Theresponsibilitiesof WHSrepresentativesisto improve awareness and communication about requirements of legislation. They are responsible to raise any issues concerning WHS to management on behalf of students and employees. PCBU such as venue manager and studio owner-PCBU’s have the authority to act within the limit of their control and to make decisions for making workplace safe. They have the responsibility of meeting with obligations in accordance with WHS regulation 2011 NSW and WHS Act 2011 NSW (De Cieriet al.2015). Contractor/Employees-Responsibility of contractor or employee is to comply with the codes of practice, legislation and standards that are applicable to their particular scope of work. They should follow the procedures and policies of guidelines of contractor safety. Answer to question 5: Answer to question 5a: InordertocreateeffectiveWHSprocedures,itissuggestedtocreateeffective communication. Some of the recommended procedures are as follows: Discussing work practices and other issues with managers and representatives of WHS Sharing and sourcing of information relating to legislations needs to be updated and gained using the platform of intranet and internet. Effective communication can be contributed by considering communication barriers in isolated and remote work locations that would help in making possibility of daily contact.
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