Assessment_Task_1 (1)




Assessment_Task_1 (1)

Workplace toolbox talk and training

Submission details

The assessment task is due on the date specified by your assessor. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved in writing by your assessor.

Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See specifications below for details.

Performance objective

You must be able to research and conduct a toolbox talk on workplace hazards as well as provide effective workplace training and coaching. This assessment is broken into parts A and B.

Assessment description

You must select, research, and conduct a toolbox talk on a type of workplace hazard that you have identified through consultation with a work group. Toolbox talks are regularly delivered to small groups in the workplace and highlight workplace health and safety issues.

The hazards you can choose from include:

  • physical hazards
  • psycho-social hazards
  • mechanical hazards
  • chemical hazards
  • sources of energy
  • environmental hazards.
  • Once you have delivered your talk, you will then need to source a standard operating procedure and train a member of your (real or simulated) work group in that procedure.


    Part A: Toolbox talk procedure

  • Identify a work group in your organisation or simulated work environment agreed to and arranged with your assessor.
  • Consult with the work group to identify a hazard.
  • Conduct research into the hazard through consultation. Where relevant, your consultation should be in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational requirements for consultation.
  • Identify relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures that may apply to the hazard and its treatment.
  • Deliver a 10–15 minute presentation (a toolbox talk) to your work group on the hazard, including:
  • description:
  • identify specific examples or cases of the hazard
  • use photos or videos to explain the hazard
  • causes
  • effects
  • control methods (use the hazard control hierarchy)
  • organisational procedures, where relevant
  • the importance of consultation in identifying and treating hazards in the workplace
  • results of consultation with other members of the organisation, WHS consultants, etc.
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  • results of consultation with other members of the organisation, WHS consultants, etc.
  • an explanation of the relevant provisions of identified relevant legislation (such as the Work Health Safety Act), regulations, or codes which may apply to the hazard
  • how you plan to follow up to consult again on hazard and treatment
  • a description of where work group members can access information about the hazard.
  • Submit a written record of the toolbox talk to your assessor, including plans, consultation notes and email trails, presentation notes, presentation aids, and case studies or examples included in the talk. Ensure you keep copies for your records.
  • Note: If practicable, you can use the internet and YouTube videos to demonstrate examples of hazards.

    Part B: Training procedure

  • Choose an organisation’s standard operating procedure. You will assess your work group’s skill and provide training in this procedure. Be sure to identify objective indicators of successful performance for the procedure.
  • Identify a (simulated or real) work group to train on the safe performance of the procedure.
  • Follow organisational procedures and WHS legislative requirements to consult with the work group and determine training needs on the procedure.
  • You should rate the level of skill for each group member on a Skills Matrix (Appendix 1).
  • To determine how competent a person is, simply ask them to perform the procedure or recite how it can be done.
  • Develop a written plan for a training session (a maximum of ten minutes) on the safe completion of the procedure.
  • You may want to use the Training Plan template (Appendix 2).
  • Include key steps of the delivery and consultation with work group.
  • Prepare all of the resources required – make sure to include any costs associated with your training session in your plan, costs may include:
  • cost of wages
  • lost productivity (cost of time used in activities other than making products or delivering services)
  • Where relevant, follow organisational procedures to report costs to management.
  • Train your work group in the procedure. You may be observed by your assessor.
  • Post a copy of the procedure and skills matrix on your safety team noticeboard or email a copy of the procedures to your safety team and to your assessor.
  • Arrange a follow-up meeting or extra learning opportunity with any individual who still needs or would like extra practise to achieve the desired standard of performance.
  • Prepare and deliver a five- to ten-minute…
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