The focus of the assessment for this unit is on the learner’s ability to work safely. However, it is expected that the underpinning teaching and learning will help develop learners’ understanding of:
• different types of risk and hazard
• the importance of workplace guidelines, policies and procedures in promoting safety
• characteristics of safe working and how these reduce the risk of harm to self and others.
To enable the learner to work safely in a work environment.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Be able to identify risks and hazards in a work environment.
Identify different types of risks and hazards in a work environment, giving specific examples of each.
Be able to reduce risk of harm to self or others.
Protect self and others through responsible workplace behaviour, following workplace policies and guidelines, e.g. for suitable clothing, use of equipment, where appropriate.
Be able to deal with hazards and risks within the work environment.
Report hazards and risks to an appropriate person, following workplace reporting procedures.
Follow workplace procedures for dealing with low-risk hazards.