Qualification Unit

Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Maintenance Operations (Construction)


(QRN ref: 600/7355/X)

Unit CodeQCF641
TitleConforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
Credit Value2
Guided Learning Hours7
Learning outcomes
The learner will be able to:
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
1Comply with all workplace health, safety and welfare legislation requirements.1.1Comply with information from workplace inductions and any health, safety and welfare briefings attended relevant to the occupational area.
1.2Use health and safety control equipment safely to carry out the activity in accordance with legislation and organisational requirements.
1.3Comply with statutory requirements, safety notices and warning notices displayed within the workplace and/or on equipment.
1.4State why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used relating to types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation, occupational use and the general work environment, in relation to:
– collective protective measures
– personal protective equipment (PPE)
– respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
– local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
1.5State how the health and safety control equipment relevant to the work should be used in accordance with the given instructions.
1.6State which types of health, safety and welfare legislation, notices and warning signs are relevant to the occupational area and associated equipment.
1.7State why health, safety and welfare legislation, notices and warning signs are relevant to the occupational area.
1.8State how to comply with control measures that have been identified by risk assessments and safe systems of work.
2Recognise hazards associated with the workplace that have not been previously controlled and report them in accordance with organisational procedures.2.1Report any hazards created by changing circumstances within the workplace in accordance with organisational procedures.
2.2List typical hazards associated with the work environment and occupational area in relation to resources, substances, asbestos, equipment, obstructions, storage, services and work activities.
2.3List the current Health and Safety Executive top ten safety risks.
2.4List the current Health and Safety Executive top five health risks.
2.5State how changing circumstances within the workplace could cause hazards.
2.6State the methods used for reporting changed circumstances, hazards and incidents in the workplace.
3Comply with organisational policies and procedures to contribute to health, safety and welfare.3.1Interpret and comply with given instructions to maintain safe systems of work and quality working practices.
3.2Contribute to discussions by offering/providing feedback relating to health, safety and welfare.
3.3Contribute to the maintenance of workplace welfare facilities in accordance with workplace welfare procedures.
3.4Safely store health and safety control equipment in accordance with given instructions.
3.5Dispose of waste and/or consumable items in accordance with legislation.
3.6State the organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and welfare, in relation to:
– dealing with accidents and emergencies associated with the work and environment
– methods of receiving or sourcing information
– reporting
– stopping work
– evacuation
– fire risks and safe exit procedures
– consultation and feedback.
3.7State the appropriate types of fire extinguishers relevant to the work.
3.8State how and when the different types of fire extinguishers are used in accordance with legislation and official guidance.
4Work responsibly to contribute to workplace health, safety and welfare whilst carrying out work in the relevant occupational area.4.1Demonstrate behaviour which shows personal responsibility for general workplace health, safety and welfare.
4.2State how personal behaviour demonstrates responsibility for general workplace health, safety and welfare, in relation to:
– recognising when to stop work in the face of serious and imminent danger to self and/or others
– contributing to discussions and providing feedback
– reporting changed circumstances and incidents in the workplace
– complying with the environmental requirements of the workplace.
4.3Give examples of how the behaviour and actions of individuals could affect others within the workplace.
5Comply with and support all organisational security arrangements and approved procedures.5.1Provide appropriate support for security arrangements in accordance with approved procedures:
– during the working day
– on completion of the day’s work
– for unauthorised personnel (other operatives and the general public)
– for theft.
5.2State how security arrangements are implemented in relation to the workplace, the general public, site personnel and resources.
Additional information about this unit
Purpose and aim of unitn/a
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate)n/a
Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate)This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with:
-the Additional Requirements for Qualifications using the title NVQ in QCF
-the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.

Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.

Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.
Unit reference numberA/503/1170
Exemption(s) for this unitnone
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