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You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

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All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
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We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.


Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 5).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

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Implementing and maintaining health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in the workplace

Reference
H/617/2583
Level
Level 3
Credit Value
14
Guided Learning Hours
40
 
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in implementing and maintaining health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1

Allocate and maintain health, safety, environmental and welfare equipment and resources to meet project and statutory requirements.

  • 1.1 - Make arrangements for health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in the relevant operational work environment.
  • 1.2 - Allocate responsibilities for maintaining health, safety, environmental and welfare equipment and resources to relevant people.
  • 1.3 - Check and maintain statutory notices and hazard warnings.
  • 1.4 - Allocate appropriate health, safety, environmental and welfare equipment and resources relative to the operational work environment.
  • 1.5 - Explain the methods of identifying and allocating health, safety, environmental and welfare equipment and resources, relating to:
    –protective clothing
    –protective equipment
    –first-aid facilities and arrangements
    –welfare facilities
    –storage and security of materials and equipment
    –fire-fighting equipment
    –statutory notices
    –hazard warning signs.
2

Encourage a positive culture of health, safety, environmental and welfare practices and identify opportunities for improving the health and safety of the work environment through engagement with the workforce.

  • 2.1 - Deliver work briefings to relevant people within the operational work environment to promote and encourage a positive health, safety, environmental and welfare culture.
  • 2.2 - Encourage two-way dialogue with other people and seek feedback for opportunities to improve the health and safety of the work environment.
  • 2.3 - Lead by example by demonstrating exemplar health, safety, environmental and welfare practices within the operational environment.
  • 2.4 - Implement the organisational requirements to monitor and maintain accident and incident reporting including near misses.
  • 2.5 - Seek competent advice before implementing improvements to health and safety work practices.
  • 2.6 - Explain how to identify different opportunities for improving workplace health, safety, environmental and welfare practices.
  • 2.7 - Explain how to recommend opportunities for improving workplace health, safety, environmental and welfare practices.
  • 2.8 - Explain methods and techniques of promoting and encouraging a positive culture of health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in the workplace.
  • 2.9 - Explain how to deliver work briefings in ways that seek and encourage feedback.
  • 2.10 - Explain how to identify any health, safety, environmental and welfare training requirements to improve the health and safety of the work environment.
  • 2.11 - Explain who and where to seek competent advice from before implementing improvements to health and safety work practices.
  • 2.12 - Explain how to monitor and maintain organisational requirements for recording and reporting accidents and incidents including near misses.
  • 2.13 - Explain the different ways of checking and monitoring correct authorisation of the following people whilst in the workplace:
    -workforce
    -suppliers
    -visitors
    -customers
    -members of the public.
  • 2.14 - Explain the current organisational procedures for dealing with unauthorised people and trespasses.
3

Ensure that their team is inducted and check that they are suitably competent and monitored whilst at the workplace.

  • 3.1 - Use appropriate methods to confirm that the team are properly inducted and given regular health and safety updates.
  • 3.2 - Use appropriate methods and techniques to communicate and report any team performance issues. 
  • 3.3 - Explain the organisational methods and procedures for carrying out inductions that confirm:
    -health and safety responsibilities
    -methods of work
    -workplace operations
    -health, safety and welfare equipment and resources
    -risk control procedures
    -first-aid arrangements.
  • 3.4 - Explain the different ways of checking and monitoring the workforce’s competence specific to the work requirements.
  • 3.5 - Explain the different techniques and methods of communicating and reporting any team performance issues.
4

Monitor and review health, safety, environmental and welfare practices and safe systems of work in the relevant work environment in accordance with current organisational and statutory requirements.

  • 4.1 - Monitor, observe and record the implementation and maintenance of health, safety, environmental and welfare practices within the operational work environment in accordance with current legislation, workplace regulations, Codes of Practice and official guidance.
  • 4.2 - Review the safe systems of work to identify and eliminate hazards or mitigate risks in accordance with current organisational requirements and legislation, and feedback results.
  • 4.3 - Ensure compliance with the safe systems of work in accordance with current organisational requirements and legislation.
  • 4.4 - Instigate, record and report actions to deal with any changing circumstances within the operational work environment in order to maintain the required health, safety, environmental and welfare practices.
  • 4.5 - Explain the methods and techniques used to regularly check health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in accordance with the following statutory requirements:
    - current organisational health, safety, environmental and welfare policies, procedures and regulations
    - current general health, safety, environmental and welfare legislation
    - approved Codes of Practice
    - statutory notices
    - hazard warnings
    - safety signs.
  • 4.6 - Explain the reasons for regularly checking the health safety, environmental and welfare practices relevant to the operational working environment.
  • 4.7 - Explain the organisational requirements to ensure compliance with safe systems of work. 
  • 4.8 - Explain how to review the safe systems of work by carrying out systematic examinations of work processes to eliminate hazards or mitigate risks in accordance with current organisational policies, procedures and legislation and feedback results.
  • 4.9 - Explain how to identify any special workplace conditions and examples which do not comply with regulations.
  • 4.10 - Describe the different methods of recording special workplace conditions and examples which do not comply with regulations.
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. Please refer to the hyperlink for clarity - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
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.

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