This unit (SHBXWHS001) 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.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic aspects of the relevant state or territory Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) or Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation; - industry and organisational procedures relevant to own job role; - format and use of template; - hierarchy of risk control; - safe work practices for own job role with particular emphasis on: safe use of tools and equipment; safe use and storage of hazardous substances and cleaning products; safe manual handling techniques for bending, lifting and shifting heavy items; potential injury and illness impacts of unsafe beauty work practices including bullying and harassment; - relevant state or territory and local legislation and guidelines relevant to own job role; - infection control procedures relevant to salon treatments and to own job role; - organisational infection control procedures; - infectious agents and their relationship to salon treatments and service; - transmission routes of infectious diseases and their relationship to personal services and treatments; - blood to blood infections; - contingency procedures for occupational exposure to blood and body fluid; - infectious contraindications and required action steps; - appropriate selection and use of personal protective equipment relevant to own job role; - immunisation protection for workers in the personal services industry; - methods of cleaning procedures used in a salon environment; - benefits of physical, thermal and chemical disinfection; - different types, dilutions and storage of chemical disinfection products; - safe use of electrical equipment and according to manufactures instructions relevant to own job role, and; - causes of static electricity and minimisation in a salon environment.

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