Unit 2: Awareness of Health and Safety in the Creative Media Sector

Unit 2:  Awareness of Health and Safety in the Creative Media Sector

Unit code: D/600/8510

QCF level: 2

Credit value:

Guided learning hours:

Unit aim

The aim of this unit is to promote a safety culture based on personal responsibility. The unit encourages learners to be proactive in terms of their own safety and the safety of others.

This unit should be assessed predominantly in the workplace. Please see Annexe E. Observation, witness testimony, questioning, professional discussion, written and product evidence are all sources of evidence which can be used.

Unit introduction

A successful career in creative media is underpinned by strong abilities in personal responsibility, self-evaluation and skills development. With safe working practice at the centre of most the sector environments, this unit concentrates on the learner`s impact on their own safety and that of workplace environments. Learners will explore the appropriate health and safety regulations and associated compliance.

In learning outcome 1, learners are introduced to the broad range of elements within health and safety legislation and are given an outline of safe working practices in the creative media sector.

In learning outcome 2, learners are given definitions of hazards and risks to enable them to differentiate between them. They will learn how to undertake a risk assessment and about the procedures for reporting hazards and risks.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit. The assessment criteria determine the standard required to achieve the unit.

On completion of this unit a learner should:

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

1    Understand the appropriate health and safety regulations in the creative media sector

        Identify key elements of health and safety regulations, appropriate to working in the creative media sector

        Outline safe working practices in the creative media sector

2    Be able to comply with appropriate health and safety procedures

        Outline the differences between hazards and risks

        Carry out a risk assessment

        Report identified hazards and risks to the appropriate parties


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