Course Summary

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 appling 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.

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.

Course Content
  • Define the context for the hazard analysis
  • Identify hazards
  • Assess risks
  • Control risks
  • Monitor and review risk controls
Topics Include:
  • Identify the scope and purpose of the hazard analysis
  • Relevant forms and procedures
  • Identifying specialised knowledge
  • Identify hazards of job sites
  • Identify hazards for each step
  • Obtaining specialised knowledge
  • Entering information into relevant documentation
  • Estimating potential severity/consquence of each hazard
  • Consideration of hazards
  • Likelihood vs possibility of hazards
  • Risk matrix
  • Risk control procedures and effectiveness
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Lowering the risk
  • Monitoring risk controls
  • Keeping of records
Assessment Methods:
  • Multiple choice & written questions
  • Practical demonstrations/skills observations
  • A4 Certificate
  • Wallet Card (upon request)
  • All training resources

4 hours


Upon successful completion a Certificate and Wallet Card (upon request) will be issued for MSMWHS201 – Conduct Hazard Analysis


**There is no legislative requirement for refresher training.



*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.

ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 434 067 for a quote.

Training is conducted in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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