SHBXWHS003 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

    Unit code: SHBXWHS003 | Study level: TAFE
    City Campus


    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.
    This unit applies to workers in environments providing beauty treatments and hairdressing or barbering services. In these environments they work with limited supervision, and have responsibility for providing safe treatments for their clients.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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 periods including:
    • correctly applying personal protection and infection control procedures to minimise infection risk before, during and after six salon treatments or services
    • while performing the above treatment or services follow organisational procedures for safe:
    • cleaning of blood or body fluid spills
    • disposal of sharps and single use instruments
    • select, prepare, use and store cleaning and disinfection equipment and products for:
    • equipment
    • general salon areas
    • work surfaces
    • sequencing cleaning and disinfection procedures for effective decontamination of reusable equipment
    • identifying incidents of short circuits, overloaded circuits and equipment wear and deterioration
    • taking safe remedial action and reporting to supervisor following organisational procedures
    • identifying workplace hazards and following organisational procedures for reporting:
    • chemical spills
    • broken or faulty tools and equipment
    • fire
    • needle stick injury
    • slip, trips and falls
    • spills and leakage of materials
    • clean general salon area on two occasions
    • participate in two hazard identification and associated risk assessment activities
    • 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 VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

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