ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures


Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow safe working practices and environmental policy in the management of a telecommunications workplace. It applies to telecommunications staff working under supervision in a technical environment and includes school based workers, entry-level workers, trainees and apprentices, and field officers deploying broadband access networks using optical technologies and other work on live systems.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • identify and apply the work health and safety (WHS) legislative and safety requirements for construction work
  • identify the range of common construction hazards and procedures for the assessment of risk and application of the hierarchy of control
  • apply WHS communication processes, information and documentation
  • contribute to the WHS committees and support representatives
  • recognise the common safety signs and symbols
  • identify and apply procedures for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries
  • identify and apply the general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies, including evacuation, first aid, fire safety equipment and personal protective equipment
  • recognise and report hazards to designated personnel
  • follow workplace procedures necessary to control risks in the workplace
  • recognise the safe handling procedures for optical fibres and laser sources
  • Test Telephone Cabling Systems prior to hand over to the client


  • ICTWHS204 Follow work health and safety and environmental policy and procedures

Learning Methods

This course will be delivered in blended mode at one of the MILCOM training centres or at a mutually convenient and suitable location, for a sufficiently large group of participants.