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Week 02 - Unit 101 Health and Safety in ICT (C)

* Note that this unit may have been covered in your level 3 apprenticeship. In which case you should be able to reuse it and update it to match any modified health and safety policies and practices in your workplace.

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You can find the EdExcel unit specification here: Unit 101 - Health and Safety in ICT

Unit Summary

(Taken from unit spec)

This unit explores compliance with health and safety legislation when working in ICT.

The basis of health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and each other.

What the law requires here is what good management and common sense would lead individuals and organisations to do anyway: that is, identify risks and take sensible measures to tackle them.

Health and safety legislation impacts not only on those who are employed at work, but on visitors, bystanders and customers who may be affected by actions of those engaged in work activities.

Health and safety legislation is subject to constant review, and new legislation is introduced on a regular basis. This constant change must be monitored by organisations and individuals to actions required to remain compliant. Interpretation of the legislation may also be required as a result of case law or other legal guidance.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

You will need to ensure that the evidence that you provide meets the criteria detailed below:

Unit 101 - Health & Safety in ICT LOBS

1.1 Identify relevant organisation health and safety procedures

Provide evidence of your organisation's health and safety procedures:
  • Are you using specialised equipment
  • Do you make use of PPE? If so have you been trainer? Are you assessed and retrained regularly?

1.2 Identify available sources of health and safety information

Provide evidence that you understand how to find health and safety information:
  • Where are the fire escapes?
  • Where can you find the health and safety policies?
  • Who is responsible for monitoring health and safety in your organisation?

1.3 Demonstrate how relevant health and safety procedures have been followed

  • How can you demonstrate that you work in a safe manner and do not put others in danger?
  • Do you work in compliance with the health and safety act and any relevant organisational policies?
  • Have you taken part in an induction?
  • When was the last fire drill? What happened?

Assessment Materials

To evidence your competence and knowledge of this unit, please use the U101 assessment materials found below:

Workplace Assessment Templates

You can find templates that you can use to evidence your competence and knowledge here.