Working in a management position anywhere in the world involves a duty of care to provide a safe environment for workers and customers. In Australia, this responsibility is constituted in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, with most developed countries having similar legislation. In this subject, you will learn about the types of health and safety risks found in hospitality, sport, tourism and other service sector environments and about management responsibilities in relation to risks in the workplace. You will learn about the international standard for risk management (ISO 31000) and will apply the principles and process embodied in ISO 31000 to a variety of real-world business cases.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
|Subject title:||WHS Risk Management|
Delivery & attendance
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Identify and discuss the WHS responsibilities of a manager within the workplace.
- Examine the impact of economic, social, legal, and technology changes on WHS in contemporary work environments.
- Critically Identify and review common WHS risks in hospitality, sport, tourism and other service sectors.
- Research and apply WHS risk treatment strategies in hospitality, sport, tourism or other service sector environments.
- Audit and evaluate WHS risk management plans for a business or organisation operating in hospitality, sport, tourism or other service sector environments.
- Evaluate emergency management plans for a business or organisation operating in hospitality, sport, tourism or other service sector environments.
|Portfolio||Portfolio of Seminar Exercises||30%||Progressive||1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
|Case Analysis §||WHS Risk Audit||40%||Week 12||2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Computer-Aided Examination (Open)||Mid-Semester Examination||30%||Week 7 (Mid-Semester Examination Period)||1, 2, 3, 4.|
- § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
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Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
Accessibility and Inclusion Support
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
An introduction to health and safety in contemporary workplaces.
An overview of WHS laws, regulations, and codes of practice.
Introduces the International Standard for Risk Management (ISO 31000) with a focus on the underlying principles and organisational framework required for effective risk management.
Describes the ISO 31000 Risk Management Process and applications to service management environments.
Describes management duties to consult with stakeholders in relation to WHS and the role of leadership and communication structures in developing a safety culture.
Describes the importance of WHS information management systems and considers alternative solutions for records management.
An overview of issues relating to stress, bullying and harassment in the work place.
Describes management responsibilities in relation to incident and injury management and looks at the workers’ injury compensation system in Australia and other developed countries.
Describes management responsibilities in relation to emergency planning and uses case studies to evaluate plans and responses to critical incidents.