SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

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Unit code: SHBXWHS001 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City King St
Footscray Nicholson


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.  It requires the ability to follow hygiene and skin penetration guidelines, clean the work area, use electricity safely, identify and report faults, use personal protection and work safely.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • integrate the use of predetermined health, safety and security policies, procedures and safe work practices into day-to-day work functions across six, three hour work, training or assessment periods which must be combined with assessment of SHB coded units;
  • clean general salon area;
  • participate in two hazard identification and associated risk assessment activities, and;
  • respond in line with organisational emergency procedures during one emergency evacuation.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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