Follow personal health and safety routines at work

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 WRHCS205A, 'Follow personal health and safety routines at work'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Follow personal health and safety routines at work' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria




Handle and use chemicals safely.


The symptoms, causes and common forms of occupational contact dermatitis are recognised and preventative routines are implemented according to workplace procedures.


Protective gloves are worn for hairdressing chemical services according to manufacturer's product safety data sheets and workplace operator safety procedures.


Facial masks and goggles are worn when mixing colour and/or lightening products where indicated in relevant legislation, manufacturer's product safety data and according to workplace operator safety procedures.


Skin protective barrier creams are applied regularly to protect skin in regular contact with water and shampoo.


Cleaning and disinfecting products are diluted according to manufacturer's instructions and protective gloves are worn where indicated by manufacturer's product safety data sheets and workplace operator safety procedures.


Handle hairdressing equipment safely.


Scissors are held with points away from the body and passed with handles away from the body.


Scissor blades are wiped with care away from the body and towards the point.


Disposable razor blades are removed and replaced according to workplace safety procedures.


Used blades are disposed of according to relevant legislation and safe workplace practices.


Electrical sockets are switched off when inserting and removing plugs on thermal equipment.


Equipment with loose wires is discarded and reported according to workplace maintenance procedures.


Practise personal hygiene.


Hands are washed thoroughly with anti-bacterial cleanser before and after client contact.


Relevant legislation and regulations are implemented after contact with infectious disorders.


Practise healthy posture.


Posture-supportive closed toe footwear is worn in the workplace.


Client chairs are adjusted up or down where possible to avoid operator bending.


Straight back and shoulders with bending from the knees where required is consistently demonstrated.

Qualifications and Skillsets

WRHCS205A appears in the following qualifications:

  • WRH30109 - Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • WRH20109 - Certificate II in Hairdressing