Assessment Task 1 InstructionsWritten answer question guidanceThe following written questions use a range of instructional words such as identify or explain, which tellyou how you should answer the question. Use the definitions below to assist you to provide the type ofresponse expected.Note that the following

Assessment Task 1 Instructions
Written answer question guidance
The following written questions use a range of “instructional words” such as “identify” or “explain”, which tell
you how you should answer the question. Use the definitions below to assist you to provide the type of
response expected.
Note that the following guidance is the minimum level of response required.
Analyse – when a question asks you to analyse something, you should do so in in detail, and identify
important points and key features. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs
long.
Compare – when a question asks you to compare something, you will need to show how two or more things
are similar, ensuring that you also indicate the relevance of the consequences. Generally, you are expected
to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Contrast – when a question asks you to contrast something, you will need to show how two or more things
are different, ensuring you indicate the relevance or the consequences. Generally, you are expected to write
a response one or two paragraphs long.
Discuss – when a question asks you to discuss something, you are required to point out important issues or
features, and express some form of critical judgement. Generally, you are expected to write a response one
or two paragraphs long.
Describe – when a question asks you to describe something, you should state the most noticeable qualities
or features. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
Evaluate – when a question asks you to evaluate something, you should do so putting forward arguments
for and against something. Generally, you are expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Examine – when a question asks you to examine something, this is similar to “analyse”, where you should
provide a detailed response with key points and features and provide critical analysis. Generally, you are
expected to write a response one or two paragraphs long.
Explain – when a question asks you to explain something, you should make clear how or why something
happened or the way it is. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
Identify – when a question asks you to identify something, this means that you are asked to briefly describe
the required information. Generally, you are expected to write a response two or three sentences long.
List – when a question asks you to list something, this means that you are asked to briefly state information
in a list format.
Outline – when a question asks you to outline something, this means giving only the main points, Generally,
you are expected to write a response a few sentences long.
Summarise – when a question asks you to summarise something, this means (like “outline”) only giving the
main points. Generally, you are expected to write a response a few sentences long.
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Assessment Task 1 Instructions
Provide answers to all of the questions below:
1. Outline the key purpose of risk management standards. Include an example of a risk management
standard in your answer.
2. Outline the AS/NZS ISO 31000: 2009 Risk Management Principles and Guidelines and each of the 11
princples.
3. Outline the requirement under WHS legislation to manage risks.
4. Outline the factors that must be taken into account in determining risk control measures for hazardous
manual tasks as stated in the model Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.
5. Outline the purpose of risk management policies and procedures in the workplace.
6. List three examples of the impact of risks for a workplace if risks are not identified or actioned.
7. Outline step by step procedures that companies can use for analysing risks.
8. Outline three sources of information that a company could use to gather information on potential risks.
9. Outline three examples of tools or techniques that a company could use to identify risks as part of a risk
assessment process.
10. Outline five options that a company could take to control risks.
11. Explain five procedures that a company could use to minimise risk.

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