Course Title: Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4250

Course Title: Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to identify and assess the occupational health and safety (OHS) implications of furniture designs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFDT4008A Determine occupational health and safety implications of designs


1.  Identify principles of OHS

2.  Assess OHS implications for furniture manufacturing

3.  Assess OHS implications for customers

4.  Assess risk

5.  Apply risk control measures to furniture design

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for the assessment of furniture designs, including accessories and materials, to determine potential hazards for a range of customer groups and those involved in the production of furniture designs.

This unit requires the application of employability skills associated with self management to assess and apply principles of OHS to operations. Communication skills are required to interpret and understand what is required to provide a safe product for self and others. Teamwork skills are required to understand the impact of own performance on the safety of others.

This unit also requires the ability to use initiative and enterprise and problem solving strategies to identify and act upon hazards and risks within the workplace, and learning skills to participate in OHS related training.

Overview of Assessment

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for risk management in a furniture design work environment

Locate and apply safety information

Assess safety aspects of furniture designs for a range of customers

Address risks and hazards in furniture designs

To complete a minimum of three risk assessments of furniture designs including the determination of required treatments

Work effectively with others