Course Title: Apply safe working practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5484C

Course Title: Apply safe working practices

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5235 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Tim McCarthy and Norman Ireland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4717

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with , CUVDESO3A Apply the design process to 3-dimensional work in response to a brief. SIRRMEROO6A Manufacture visual merchandising support structures.

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit encompasses the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) guidelines for occupational health and safety. It describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain a safe work environment for staff, customers and others. It involves observing basic safety and emergency procedures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRXOHS001A Apply safe working practices


1. Observe basic safety procedures.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow and maintain safety procedures to achieve a safe work environment according to all relevant OHS legislation, including codes of practice, relating to particular hazards in the industry or workplace.
1.2 Identify and report unsafe working practices, including faulty plant and equipment according to store policy and procedures.
1.3 Manage dangerous goods and substances according to store policy and relevant legislation.
1.4 Identify potential manual handling risks and manage tasks according to store policy.
1.5 Report work-related incidents and accidents to designated personnel.
1.6 Demonstrate consultative processes and follow procedures for OHS.


2. Observe basic emergency procedures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Follow fire and emergency procedures, including store evacuation, according to store policy and legislation.
2.2 Identify designated personnel responsible for first aid and evacuation procedures.
2.3 Accurately identify safety alarms.

Learning Outcomes

Required skills:

Interpersonal communication skills to:
*  report unsafe work practices, faulty plant and equipment and incidents and accidents through clear and direct communication
*  share information
*  use and interpret non-verbal communication
*  locating and using safety alarms, fire extinguishers and emergency exits
*  identifying hazardous goods and substances
*  interpreting symbols used for OHS signage
*  storing and using chemicals and hazardous substances
*  handling broken or damaged equipment
*  manual handling procedures
*  using personal protective gear and equipment
*  appropriate waste disposal
*  literacy skills in regard to reading and interpreting instructions
*  numeracy skills in regard to estimating weights, size, quantities and mixtures.

Required knowledge:
*  store policies and procedures, in regard to:
*  OHS and emergency procedures
*  state and territory legislation and regulations
*  rights and responsibilities of designated personnel responsible for health and safety in the workplace
*  relevant industry codes of practice
*  management of OHS, including:
*  communication and consultation processes
*  reporting procedures
*  manual handling procedures
*  interpreting symbols for OHS signage
*  first aid procedures
*  identification of hazards in the workplace, including:
*  managing broken or of faulty equipment
*  storage of dangerous goods and hazardous substances
*  fire, chemical and electrical hazards
*  spills and leakage of materials
*  waste
*  slip, trips and falls
*  controlling risks through the hierarchy of control, including:
*  eliminating hazards
*  isolating hazards
*  use of engineering controls
*  use of administrative controls
*  appropriate use of personal protective clothing.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of activities in this course including.
Students will cut geometric shapes from Styrofoam using the hot wire cutter.
Students will construct a simple riser using foam and card.
Students will participate and learn the appropriate use of tools and equipment, and observe and implement O.H.S procedures at all times.
Students will design and manufacture a sign and icon.
Students will design and emboss a 3 panel Art Deco Screen

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule

week Class Content 2012 Perf. criteria
1 Introduction to, and the demonstration of workshop function, tools and equipment. O.H.& S. Demonstration, student activities, record and sign off. 2
2 Demonstration of how to use the hot-wire cutter
Students will cut 3 geometric shaped templates, from grey back.
Students will use the templates and Styrofoam ,and cut the 3 shapes 4.
3 Brief 1. Students will manufacture a riser to be used in VMP, each team will manufacture a different size for all first year students to use as a set, for grouping of products. 1,3
4 Ongoing manufacture of the riser, and introduction to the next brief. 3.
5 Brief 2 the design and manufacture of a sign and icon for VMP, a list of appropriate products will be discussed. 4.
6 Ongoing manufacture of signage, the size of the sign, template production, letter cutting, paint application. 4
7 As above 4
8 Fix lettering to the background, spacing and layout considerations ,adhesives and manufacture of the icon .complete both today. 3,4
9 Brief 3. the design and manufacture of an Art Deco Screen, to be used in VMP, students will have produced thumbnail sketches in History. 5
10 Demonstration of the embossing technique, map out the design, and begin the embossing 5
11 Students should complete the screens today 5.
12 Brief 3a using given templates, students will produce 3 small embossed images on metal.
These small images will be used collectively as a group display in VMP 5
13 As above, should finish today.
14 Brief 4. Students will produce a framed montage, reference Bombo, images will be shown. This is a stand alone piece, no product is required to be included. 1,4
15 Ongoing production, coloured and textured papers will be supplied, multiple layers will be used to achieve depth and perspective 1,4
16 Students should complete task today.
17 O.H &S TEST 1,2 &3
All briefs are weighted equally at 20%

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


google searches  art deco patterns, bomboland search.

Other Resources

samples of previous students best works and practices.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following
• applies safe working practices, in all areas of the store, according to OHS legislation and codes of practice
• applies appropriate store policies and procedures and legislative requirements in regard to following basic safety procedures and for reporting faults and problems to relevant person,  department or committee
• identifies hazardous situations and rectifies where appropriate, or reports to the relevant personnel according to store policy and procedures
• reads, interprets and applies manufacturer instructions for storage and use of hazardous goods
• knows store policies and procedures with regard to emergency situations, evacuation, or accident and illness in the store.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks Brief 1. you will manufacture a riser to be used in VMP
Brief 2 you will cut 3 geometric shapes using the hot wire machine.
Brief 3 you will design and manufacture a brand name sign to be used in VMP.
Brief 4 you will design and emboss an Art Deco Screen.
Brief 5 you will design and produce a decorative panel to be used in VMP
Brief 6 you will complete an O.H.S test.

Assessment Matrix

Elements 1. follow workshop operational procedures.
Elements 3. maintain tools and equipment. ASSESSMENT 2
Elements 4. manufacture styrene signs.
Elements 2. design and construct simple visual merchandising structures ASSESSMENT 3
Elements 4 manufacture styrene signs
Manufacture visual merchandising support structures ASSESSMENT 4
Elements 5. construct display frames ASSESSMENT 5
Elements 1, follow workshop operational procedures and construct simple vm structures
5.construct display frames. ASSESSMENT 6
Elements 1. follow workshop operational procedures.

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