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Maintaining Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection in the Workplace

Reference
D/504/8544
Level
Level 4
Credit Value
8
Guided Learning Hours
30
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in Maintaining Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection in the Workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Encourage a culture of health, safety, welfare and environmental awareness.
  • 1.1 - Develop initiatives which encourage a health, safety, welfare culture and consideration for the environment.
  • 1.2 - Explain the various methods that can encourage a culture of health, safety, welfare and consideration for the environment.
2 Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety and welfare for people on site or for specific operations.
  • 2.1 - Make recommendations following reviews that could improve health, safety or welfare on site or for specific operations.
  • 2.2 - Explain how to identify opportunities that will improve health, safety and welfare for people on site or for specific operations.
  • 2.3 - Describe the various methods to recommend improvements to health, safety and welfare systems.
3 Ensure the workforce and visitors to the site or specific operations are inducted and check the competence of those they are responsible for.
  • 3.1 - Implement a system of checks to ensure that the workforce and visitors are inducted.
  • 3.2 - Explain the various methods of ensuring that the workforce and visitors to the site or specific operational area are inducted and give reasons why this is important.
  • 3.3 - Carry out checks to ensure that workers they are responsible for are competent for the relative tasks.
  • 3.4 - Explain the various methods of ensuring that workers they are responsible for are competent for the relative tasks and give reasons why this is important.
4 Maintain accurate and appropriate statutory notices and hazard warnings.
  • 4.1 - Ensure relevant statutory notices and hazard warnings and clear, legible and concise.
  • 4.2 - Describe ways of maintaining statutory notices and hazard warnings.
5 Ensure the serviceability of health, safety, welfare and environmental protection equipment and resources in order to comply with current legislation.
  • 5.1 - Carry out maintenance checks on at least five of the following health, safety, welfare and environmental protection equipment and resources:
    - protective equipment
    - protective clothing
    - first aid facilities and arrangements
    - welfare facilities
    - storage and security of materials and equipment
    - accident and incident reporting systems
    - fire fighting equipment
    - provision of health, safety and welfare
  • 5.2 - Explain the various methods of conducting and recording maintenance checks on health, safety, welfare and environmental protection equipment and resources that meet the project, organisational and statutory requirements.
6 Implement systems which meet organisational and statutory requirements for the identification of hazards and reduction of risks; reporting accidents and emergencies and preventing recurrence.
  • 6.1 - Develop and action a system that identifies hazards and reduces risk.
  • 6.2 - Explain the various methods of implementing systems that meet organisational and statutory requirements and which identifies hazards and reduces risks.
  • 6.3 - Develop and action a system that reports accidents and emergencies and is able to prevent recurrence.
  • 6.4 - Explain the various methods of implementing systems that meets organisational and statutory requirements for reporting accidents and emergencies, and operates to prevent recurrence.
  • 6.5 - Give reasons for implementing an effective system to identify hazards, reduce risks and report accidents.
7 Check health, safety, welfare and environmental protection systems regularly in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements.
  • 7.1 - Conduct regular checks to ensure compliance with the following organisational and statutory requirements:
    - construction specific health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation
    - recognised industry codes of practice
    - organisational procedures
  • 7.2 - Explain the methods of checking health, safety, welfare and environmental protection systems.
  • 7.3 - Explain the methods of ensuring that health, safety, welfare and environmental protection complies with organisational and statutory requirements.
8 Identify and report any special site or operational conditions which do not comply with organisational and statutory requirements.
  • 8.1 - Review and evaluate sites or operations to identify special conditions and report conditions which do not comply with current legislation.
  • 8.2 - Explain the methods of identifying and reporting special site conditions that do not meet organisational and statutory requirements.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.
Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.