OHSE3740 – Risk Assessment and Management

Course CodeCourse NameIntake

Risk Assessment and Management

Trimester 1
11 Jan 2021


Develops knowledge and skills in risk assessment and management, as required for effective occupational health, safety & environment practice. It includes the application of adult learning principles to the development of EOHS training; accident theories in the analysis of accident causation; accident investigation techniques; inspections and audits; and practical approaches to risk assessment and risk management, including disaster and emergency planning.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Examine features of risk/safety management systems;
  2. Conduct job safety analysis and carry out risk assessment;
  3. Recommend and implement risk controls;
  4. Utilise accident theory as an investigative tool in accident causation;
  5. Examine various approaches to safety auditing, to be able to make appropriate choices;
  6. Use a case study approach to accident investigation and reporting; and
  7. Design and implement a disaster management plan.


    Task Analysis and Teaching Objectives:

  1. Collection and organisation of materials; education and training strategies for different levels of the workforce.
  2. Accident Theory:

  3. Definitions of an accident; theories of accident causation; accident prevention.
  4. Accident Investigation and Reporting:

  5. Statutory requirements; accident reporting systems and accident data collection; investigation techniques.
  6. Accident Statistics:

  7. Frequency rate, incidence rate, severity rate, mean duration rate, duration rate; monitoring accident rates.
  8. Safety Inspection Procedures:

  9. Objectives of safety inspection; safety audits, surveys, inspections, tours; hazard and operability studies.
  10. Disaster Planning:

  11. Theoretical approaches; the emergency situation and responses; emergency/disaster control agencies; worksite considerations - evaluations, treatment, access, public awareness, shutdown procedures.
  12. Risk Management Systems.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam 1 - Class

In Term Test: Exam 2 - Class

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning at PSB Academy

Face to Face on Campus 40 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Teaching may occur in intensive blocks. Total face to face contact will be 40 hours.