RIIWHS201D Work Safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Information about the course:

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct safety and health investigations in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in technical specialist roles.

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


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience:

Those who are working in a mine rescue unit working as part of an Emergency Rescue Team.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Course duration:

  • Option 1 Full course: 14 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 2 Flexible delivery: 10 hours face-to-face training
  • Option 3 Refresher course: 6 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options:

There is no pre-course study for this course.

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RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Performance Tasks

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures - Where can I find the training package?

You can access a copy of the training package here

RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Performance Evidence

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • demonstrates completion of working safely and following WHS policies and procedures that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  1. sourcing, interpreting, clarifying and applying site safety information
  2. listening carefully to health and safety instructions and information
  3. responding to and clarifying information and directions
  4. carrying out work instructions that complies with WHS policies and procedures
  5. selecting, wearing and caring for personal protective equipment for all activities that require personal protective equipment
  6. applying safe lifting and manual handling techniques
  7. identify and report on WHS issues to appropriate personnel
  8. recognising and following procedure to respond to alarms
  9. completing workplace reporting procedures

 Knowledge Evidence

  • determining equipment safety requirements
  • identifying personal protective equipment
  • follows hazardous substances procedures and handling techniques
  • location of safety data sheets (SDS) information and their application
  • adhering to isolation procedures
  • identifying lifting techniques, including for both manual and automated lifting
  • locating and complying with WHS procedures
  • application of site safety requirements and procedures
  • participating in procedures for workplace management of others (e.g. consultation, safety representatives, committees, dispute resolution)
  • determining potential of biological effects (e.g. circadian rhythms, sleep, alertness, fatigue, stress, effects of heat stress and hypothermia)
  • details of site drug and alcohol policy
  • locating and using emergency equipment