Conduct Hazard Analysis


Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct a hazard analysis. These are typically called:

  • job safety analysis (JSA)
  • job hazard analysis (JHA)
  • job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA)
  • safe work method statement (SWMS)

It is not intended to apply to simpler routine hazard checks, such as ‘Take 5’, Step Back 5×5’, five step or similar.

This might be done as an independent activity in order to identify hazards and the appropriate hazard controls, or it might be done as part of a broader process, such as identifying and applying for the permits required for a job.

The conducting of a hazard analysis may be required under a safety case, by organisation procedures or simply as being good practice.

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

Who is this course for?

This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team or group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

How is the course delivered?

Face-to-face, classroom setting. 1 Day.

Are there any prerequisites?

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to enter the MSMWHS201 Conduct Hazard Analysis. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

How will I be assessed?

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:

  • complete a hazard analysis
  • specify risk controls to bring risks to ALARP
  • identify relevant personnel
  • complete appropriate hazard analysis forms (paper or electronic)
  • monitor and review effectiveness of risk controls.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence must be provided that demonstrates knowledge of:

  • the significance of the analysis context
  • how the identified hazards may cause harm
  • purpose and use of the risk matrix
  • monitoring and review of risk controls.

This course requires you to demonstrate competency by completing both theory and practical assessments.

Course outcomes

This is a nationally accredited course, students who successfully complete this training will be awarded the statement of attainment for MSMWHS201 Conduct Hazard Analysis.


Course dates and enrolment

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Frequently asked questions

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