WHS Incident Consultant Assignment

WHS Incident Consultant Assignment

WHS Incident Consultant Assignment


GENS5013/AVIA3013 Group Assignment Brief S2, 2018
Your group is a team of consultants preparing information for business operators to help
them learn from investigated WHS incidents. To do this, you will need to choose and
showcase an important WHS scenario (accident, near hit or situation resulting in
injury/disease) and highlight what could have been done differently in order to have
prevented the negative outcome(s).
The task:
Research a particular Australian workplace safety scenario (an incident, near hit, situation
resulting in injury/disease or fatality etc) as a group. An example might be the “pink batts”
scheme which resulted several fatalities and a Royal Commission. Ensure that you choose a
scenario for which there are multiple sources of information (ie. Not just news reports).
Briefly describe what happened in the scenario and why you chose it. (What makes it
interesting, important or significant in relation to data on injury or exposure, and its
outcomes and implications for business?)
Analyse the work system to understand and identify the factors that contributed to the
scenario using frameworks from theory/literature.
Outline what should be done systemically by all relevant stakeholders in the future to
ensure it does not happen again.
1. All scenarios chosen should include a significant contribution to the scenario by the
workplace environment (physical and/or psychological), work organisation and /or
equipment. If you choose an aviation incident (such as a crash or runway excursion)
then you need to remember to look at the issue from a WHS perspective, rather
than an operational perspective.
2. Information about the chosen scenario should be publically available. For example,
you might find information about the scenario from a range of sources, including
legal report/prosecution summaries, media coverage, case study reports,
investigation reports, royal commissions, public inquiries, coroner’s reports, or
various organisational websites etc. You will need to consult a range of sources.
3. You will need to refer to the research literature, relevant guidance material and
legislation in formulating your response.
Report format:
Develop a set of powerpoint slides (Maximum 20 slides, in Size 20 font) which responds to
the task above
References should be provided on additional slides (ie. the reference list will not be counted
in the 20 slides). References must still be provided in the text of your assignment. Notes on
the slides (ie material that is not on the slides) will not be considered when marking the
Assessment criteria:
High marks will be awarded to assignments that
• Appropriately address all parts of the task
• Use theory, statistics and other source materials appropriately
• Demonstrate critical analysis of scenarios and control strategies, and application of
core concepts from the course
• Demonstrate integration of group members’ work
• Clearly and effectively present information and ideas
• Appropriately acknowledge source material

Assignment Policies



Please read all of the information about the assignments below:


The assignments are to be done in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman 12- point font. Each assignment should use the modified APA 6th edition format. The assignment templates are set up in this modified format. The reference page should be in the APA format for every reference. The word requirement for the assignments are specifically stated in the guidelines of the assignment. The word count is from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion paragraph. FYI.


1- There should be a cited reference for each section of a paper as there are conclusion statements in each section (to meet the grading criteria) so the conclusion should be supported by a reference as the assignments are evidence-based research, clinical papers.

2- Word Count- The word count is done from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion. The word count must be within the minimum and maximum word limit stated in the assignment instructions. A 10% – point reduction will be made in the total points for the assignment.

Week 1 and 5 assignments should have SIX studies. Week 5 assignment is a compilation of sections from the week 1, 2 & 3 assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3 need to have at least THREE studies in the form of research studies. Please make sure that you look at the instructions for the assignment as well as the grading rubric. I have also provided templates for ALL assignments. It is in your best interest to use these as it will guide you so that you do not make common formatting errors.


Please utilize the resources in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER if you have difficulty with APA 6th Edition format, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation or tense structure.


Always submit the assignment in the drop box for that assignment. I cannot accept any assignment as an attachment to an email sent to my college email. Attaching it to a posting to the Questions to Instructor Forum or the Individual Forum is also not accepted.

I cannot grade any assignment unless it is placed into the drop box by the student per university policy.

Turn-It-In / Lopes Write

This is to be used for the assignments for these three weeks (2, 3 & 5) and it is NOT required for Week 1. All assignments will be placed through Turn It In first and then submitted in the drop box on the course shell. No assignments will be accepted as attachments to emails as this is not the university policy.

Grading Rubric-

The rubric for each assignment is found in the upper right- hand corner of the assignment page under the Forum Tab. Compare the requirements of the rubric with your paper prior to submission into the drop box so you will receive full credit for all graded criteria of the paper.

Late Assignment-

Any assignment that is late will have 10% deducted each day it is late. This is a 5- week class. It is imperative that you ask for help if you are having difficulty with an assignment.

You need to contact me as soon as possible if an assignment will be late prior to the submission deadline.