Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

SIHHOHS201A Mapping and Delivery Guide
Apply salon safety procedures

Version 1.0
Issue Date: July 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency SIHHOHS201A - Apply salon safety procedures
Description This unit describes the performance outcomes skills and knowledge required to apply safe hairdressing working practices, according salon procedures. It covers operator skin protection, hygiene, healthy posture, appropriate footwear, safe handling and of chemicals and hairdressing equipment, procedures for emergency situations, evacuation and responding to an accident or illness. It encompasses the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) guidelines for occupational health and safety.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit applies to hairdressers and hairdressers in training engaged in the provision of a broad range of services in hairdressing salons. A person in this role applies discretion and judgement and accepts responsibility for outcomes of own actions.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Nil
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Handle and use chemicals safely.
  • Recognise the symptoms, causes and common forms of occupational contact dermatitis and implement salon preventative self-care routines.
  • Wear protective gloves for hairdressing chemical services, according to product safety data and salon preventative routines.
  • Wear facial masks and goggles when mixing colour and lightening products, according to product safety data sheets and salon procedures.
  • Protect skin in regular contact with water and shampoo by regular application of skin protective barrier creams.
  • Wear protective gloves when diluting cleaning and disinfecting products, according to product instructions and salon procedures.
  • Follow salon procedures to minimise water and product waste.
       
Element: Handle hairdressing equipment safely.
  • Hold scissors with points away from the body and pass with handles away from the body.
  • Wipe scissor blades with care away from the body and towards the point.
  • Remove, replace and dispose of used razor blades, according to salon procedures and state or territory health regulations.
  • Switch off electrical sockets when inserting and removing plugs on thermal equipment.
  • Withdraw equipment with loose wires, according to salon maintenance procedures.
       
Element: Practise personal hygiene and healthy posture.
  • Wash hands with anti-bacterial cleanser before and after client contact.
  • Implement salon procedures after known contact with infectious disorders of the hair and scalp.
  • Wear posture-supportive closed toe footwear in the salon.
  • Avoid operator bending and stretching by adjusting client chairs up or down where possible.
  • Maintain posture that includes straight back and shoulders when bending from the knees.
       
Element: Apply basic safety procedures.
  • Follow safety procedures to achieve a safe work environment, according to relevant OHS legislation and codes of practice, relating to particular hazards in the industry or workplace.
  • Identify and report unsafe working practices, including faulty plant and equipment, according to salon policy and procedures.
  • Manage dangerous goods and substances according to salon policy and relevant legislation.
  • Identify potential manual-handling risks and manage manual-handling tasks, according to salon policy.
  • Report work-related incidents and accidents to designated personnel.
  • Participate in consultative processes and procedures for OHS.
       
Element: Apply basic emergency procedures.
  • Follow fire and emergency procedures, including salon evacuation, according to salon policy and legislation.
  • Identify designated personnel responsible for first aid and evacuation procedures.
  • Accurately identify safety alarms.
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

consistently applying safe and hygienic work practices, in all areas of the salon, according to salon policy, OHS legislation and state or territory health regulations.

applying salon procedures for reporting faults, required repairs and problems to the relevant person

interpreting and applying manufacturer instructions and safety data for storage, use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous goods

applying salon procedures with regard to emergency situations, evacuation, or accident and illness in the salon.

interpreting and applying product instructions and safety data sheets for mixing, using and disposal of chemicals

following salon procedures to minimise water and product waste.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure access to:

a salon or a simulated salon environment that includes a range of work situations such as client interruptions and involvement in other related activities normally expected in the salon

suitable equipment and materials for lifting

relevant documentation, such as:

product instructions

product safety data sheets

salon policy and procedures

OHS regulations

state or territory health regulations

a range of cleaning products

a range of professional hairdressing chemicals.

For further guidance on the use of an appropriate simulated environment, refer to the Assessment Guidelines in this Training Package.

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

direct observation of the learner:

handling and using hairdressing chemicals

safely handling hairdressing tools and equipment

implementing salon safety and hygiene procedures

applying self skin care practices when working with chemicals

written or verbal questions appropriate to the language and literacy level of the learner to test knowledge which may include:

causes and symptoms of occupational contact dermatitis

common forms of occupational contact dermatitis

preventative self care routines

state or territory and local health regulations relating to dealing with infectious disorders of the hair and scalp

review of portfolios of evidence and third-party reports of on-the-job performance.

Guidance information for assessment

A unit of competency describes an individual skill but people rarely perform one skill at a time. Many skills are combined on a day-to-day basis in the workplace as part of work processes. This does not mean that each skill described by a unit of competency is prerequisite to another— they are related skills.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role, is recommended for example:

SIHHIND201A Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

SIHHCLS201A Apply hair colour products

SIHHCLS302A Colour and lighten hair


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Required skills

communication skills to:

advise supervisors of contact with infectious disorders of the hair and scalp

interact with clients when adjusting chairs

report unsafe work practices, faulty plant and equipment, incidents and accidents

share information

technical skills to:

handle hairdressing equipment safely

locate and using safety alarms, fire extinguishers and emergency exits

use personal protective gear and equipment

literacy skills to:

interpret and apply product instructions and safety data sheets

interpret symbols used for OHS signage

identify hazardous goods and substances

interpret and apply health regulations

interpret and apply salon procedures

numeracy skills to:

dilute cleaning chemicals

measure and mix cleaning chemicals and hairdressing products to minimise waste

Required knowledge

causes and symptoms of occupational contact dermatitis

common forms of occupational contact dermatitis

preventative skin care routines

salon safety and hygiene procedures

salon emergency procedures

procedures for reporting:

unsafe work practices

faulty plant and equipment

state or territory and local health regulations relating to dealing with infectious disorders of the hair and scalp

standard infection control precautions

healthy posture and the impact of poor or incorrect posture

methods of safe handling for a variety of hairdressing products, tools and equipment from the salon range

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Symptoms may include:

condition of the skin, including:

dry

flaking

split and cracked

itchy

blisters and welts on the skin

swelling of fingers, hands, wrists

runny nose, sneezing and asthma.

Causes may include:

irritants, including:

frequent and ongoing exposure to water

shampoos and styling products

soaps and detergents

heat

hydrogen peroxide

chemical curling and straightening products

allergy to particular products, including:

hair dyes

chemical curling and straightening products

bleach products

latex in natural rubber, such as that found in cheap, powdered, disposable latex gloves.

Common forms of occupational contact dermatitis may include:

irritant contact dermatitis

allergic contact dermatitis

contact urticaria.

Preventative self care routines may include:

using skin moisturisers:

regularly during the working day

at the end of the working day

before bed

wearing gloves that are:

specifically designed for hairdressers’ use

powder free, high quality latex

developing the habit of wearing gloves

throwing away disposable gloves after each use

wearing re-usable rubber gloves when cleaning in the salon

keeping the contaminated surface of re-usable rubber gloves on the outside

not wearing rings while working with moisture and chemicals.

Hairdressing chemical services may include:

curling, volumising and straightening products including:

solutions

neutralisers

hair colouring products

hair lightening products.

Salon procedures may include:

cash handling

emergency, fire and accident procedures

evacuation involving staff or customers

handling dangerous goods

hazard identification, for example, e.g. workplace inspections

issue resolution procedures

manual handling

personal safety procedures

procedures for the use of personal protective clothing and equipment

reporting incidents and accidents in the workplace

salon security

stress management

waste disposal.

Unsafe working practices may deal with but are not restrictedto:

sharp cutting tools and instruments

electricity and water

damaged packing material or containers

toxic substances

inflammable materials and fire hazards

lifting practices

spillages, waste and debris

ladders

trolleys

broken or damaged equipment

glue guns

stress.

Checking plant and equipmentmay include:

guarding of machinery

sharp cutting tools and instruments

broken or damaged equipment

damaged packing material or containers.

Salon policy and procedures related to OHS may include:

federal, state or territory and local OHS legislation

basic safety procedures

emergency procedures

safe manual handling and lifting

dangerous goods

customers and staff

equipment and tools

premises

stock.

Safe manual handling practices may include:

lifting or shifting practices

use of equipment such as ladders and trolleys

job procedures.

Designated personnel may include:

safety representative

supervisor

team leader

manager.

Consultative processes may include:

minutes from staff meetings, OHS meetings

identification of health and safety representatives

suggestions from staff for improving tasks and procedures.

Emergency procedures may relate to:

sickness

accidents

fire

storms and cyclones

salon evacuation

armed holdup.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Recognise the symptoms, causes and common forms of occupational contact dermatitis and implement salon preventative self-care routines. 
Wear protective gloves for hairdressing chemical services, according to product safety data and salon preventative routines. 
Wear facial masks and goggles when mixing colour and lightening products, according to product safety data sheets and salon procedures. 
Protect skin in regular contact with water and shampoo by regular application of skin protective barrier creams. 
Wear protective gloves when diluting cleaning and disinfecting products, according to product instructions and salon procedures. 
Follow salon procedures to minimise water and product waste. 
Hold scissors with points away from the body and pass with handles away from the body. 
Wipe scissor blades with care away from the body and towards the point. 
Remove, replace and dispose of used razor blades, according to salon procedures and state or territory health regulations. 
Switch off electrical sockets when inserting and removing plugs on thermal equipment. 
Withdraw equipment with loose wires, according to salon maintenance procedures. 
Wash hands with anti-bacterial cleanser before and after client contact. 
Implement salon procedures after known contact with infectious disorders of the hair and scalp. 
Wear posture-supportive closed toe footwear in the salon. 
Avoid operator bending and stretching by adjusting client chairs up or down where possible. 
Maintain posture that includes straight back and shoulders when bending from the knees. 
Follow safety procedures to achieve a safe work environment, according to relevant OHS legislation and codes of practice, relating to particular hazards in the industry or workplace. 
Identify and report unsafe working practices, including faulty plant and equipment, according to salon policy and procedures. 
Manage dangerous goods and substances according to salon policy and relevant legislation. 
Identify potential manual-handling risks and manage manual-handling tasks, according to salon policy. 
Report work-related incidents and accidents to designated personnel. 
Participate in consultative processes and procedures for OHS. 
Follow fire and emergency procedures, including salon evacuation, according to salon policy and legislation. 
Identify designated personnel responsible for first aid and evacuation procedures. 
Accurately identify safety alarms. 

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