BTEC Unit 1 – Level 3 – Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
Unit type: Mandatory
Guided learning hours: 30
This is a preparation for work unit, which is based on capability and knowledge. This unit is about making sure that statutory and workplace instructions are being carried out in order to monitor the operation of health and safety procedures.
Health and safety practices are of paramount importance in the hair and beauty sector, to ensure the safety of clients and staff. This gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills required to monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon.
In this unit learners will explore why and how to carry out a risk assessment, including the actions to take following a risk assessment. Learners will also develop the skills needed to monitor and support the work of others to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. In order to do this, learners will study the appropriate health and safety requirements, including the support that should be given to staff. Learners will also study procedures for dealing with different types of security breaches and the need for insurance.
This unit gives learners a solid foundation in health and safety practices in the salon, which is essential for many of the practical beauty therapy units in these qualifications. It is recommended that this unit is delivered early in the course.
On completion of this unit a learner should:
A. Be able to carry out a risk assessment
B. Be able to monitor health and safety in a salon