Apply intense pulsed light and laser safety protocols

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIBBHRS705A, 'Apply intense pulsed light and laser safety protocols'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1 Identify operational characteristics of lasers and intense pulsed light equipment.

1.1 Describe basic biophysics of laser and IPL technologies.

1.2 Identify types of equipment used in hair reduction and their actions on pigmented hair and on skin.

1.3 Identify risks relevant to each modality.

1.4 Evaluate benefits of laser and IPL hair reduction.

1.5 Identify safety measures required to protect clients undergoing IPL and laser hair reduction.

1.6 Identify safety measures required to protect operators and other salon staff during treatments.

2 Set up equipment to ensure client safety.

2.1 Review and follow relevant federal, state or territory, and local legislation, regulations or standards and workplace procedures for use of laser equipment.

2.2 Set up and take down equipment as per manufacturer instructions, safety data sheets and workplace laser safety procedures.

2.3 Check for biomedical engineering seal of safety.

2.4 Organise regular preventive maintenance and record outcomes according to workplace procedures.

2.5 Operate control panel on equipment according to manufacturer instructions.

2.6 Clean and store laser equipment according to manufacturer instructions and workplace procedures.

3 Provide and document safe client preparation and care procedures.

3.1 Complete clinical procedures checklists and records according to federal, state or territory, and local legislation and regulations and workplace policies and procedures.

3.2 Provide and document pre-treatment instructions to clients and review client understanding.

3.3 Document types and details of treatments performed.

3.4 Document types of equipment used and procedure performed.

4 Provide safe care to clients and staff during treatments.

4.1 Identify potential hazards with every laser procedure.

4.2 Ensure equipment is operating effectively according to manufacturer instructions.

4.3 Monitor window coverings and post warning signs according to federal and local legislation and workplace IPL and laser safety procedures.

4.4 Remove potentially flammable, combustible items.

4.5 Check fire extinguisher to ensure it functions.

4.6 Prepare treatment area considering reflective equipment and risk of fire.

4.7 Provide protective eyewear for client, self and other persons in treatment area.

4.8 Comply with environmental safety measures for laser plume, laser masks, and smoke evacuation according to current standards, guidelines and workplace procedures.

4.9 Ensure safe ventilation for client, self or other persons in treatment area.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBHRS705A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIB70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction