Safety and Workshop Practice

symbolic safety 4Fire Detection Workshop Practice and Safety introduces learners to the work environment and its tools, equipment, workshops and work environment, safety regulations, policies and procedures applicable to health, safety and industry standards and systems. It will equip learners with the necessary hands kills for the Fire Detection industry. Workplace policies and procedures that conform to health and safety regulations and safe working practices will be learnt.

This subject precedes Cabling and Conduit skills course.

Fire Detection Workshop Practice and Safety contains the following subject outcomes which present an opportunity for learners to attain enough trade specific skills, knowledge, attitudes and values so that learners can perform at a basic level in the installation of Fire Detection systems:

 

Session 1. Safety and Regulations

Outcome 1: Explain safety practices

Learning Outcomes:

The learner should be able to:
- Explain why safety is of paramount importance in the workplace
- List causes of accidents/ incidents
- Distinguish between unsafe acts and unsafe conditions
- Describe the benefits of good housekeeping
- Demonstrate safe practice with regard to stacking of goods and materials
- Identify potential workplace hazards
- Identify types of personal protective equipment available and explain what they are used for
- Observe safety precautions when working in an elevated position
- List and describe types of injuries associated with electricity

Outcome 2: Report a health and safety incident

Learning Outcomes:

The learner should be able to:
- Describe the basic procedures to report an incident
- Report an incident according to the prescribed procedures

 

Session 2. Engineering Hand Tools

Outcome 1: Select engineering hand tools

Learning Outcomes:

The learner should be able to:
- Identify and name different hand tools and their parts
- Describe the function of different hand tools
- Select the correct hand tool for a specific task

Outcome 2: Use engineering hand tools

Learning Outcomes:
The learner should be able to:
- Explain the importance of using hand tools safely and indicate the consequences of incorrect use
- Identify unsafe or faulty tools and describe the nature of the fault/s
- Use engineering hand tools safely

 

Session 3. Engineering Power Tools

Outcome 1: Select engineering power tools

Learning Outcomes:
The learner should be able to:
- Identify and name different power tools and their parts
- Describe the function of different power tools
- Select the correct power tool for a specific task

Outcome 2: Use engineering power tools

Learning Outcomes:
The learner should be able to:
- List safety measures to take when using different power tools
- Explain the importance of following manufacturer’s recommendation when using various power tools
- Safely use engineering power tools and attachments for a particular application
- Use a bench grinder to sharpen basic hand tools
- Range: Screwdrivers, chisels, punches, drill bit
- Dress a grinding wheel

Outcome 3: Care for and store engineering power tools

Learning Outcomes:
The student should be able to:
- List factors to consider when caring for and maintaining power tools
- Check power cables and plugs of power tools
- Identify faulty power tools and take corrective action
- Lubricate power tools according to manufacturer’s recommendation
- Store power tools and explain the consequences of improper care and storage of engineering power tools

 

Session 4. Engineering Measuring Equipment

Outcome 1: Select Engineering measuring equipment

Learning Outcomes:
The learner should be able to:
- Identify and name different engineering measuring equipment and their parts correctly
- Describe the function of different measuring equipment
- Select the correct measuring equipment for a specific task

Outcome 2: Use engineering measuring equipment

Learning Outcomes:
The learner should be able to:
- Record safety precautions to be taken when using engineering measuring equipment
- List factors that affect the accuracy of measuring equipment
- Describe errors in measurement and explain how to reduce these errors
- Use engineering measuring equipment correctly and safely

Outcome 3: Care for and store engineering measuring equipment

Learning Outcomes:
The learner should be able to:
- List factors to consider when caring for and maintaining measuring equipment
- Identify faulty measuring equipment and take corrective action
- Explain the consequences of improper care and storage of engineering measuring equipment
- Correctly store engineering measuring equipment

 

5. Worksite Procedures

Outcome 1: Explain and perform basic worksite procedures

Learning Outcomes:
The learner should be able to:
- List typical worksite procedures
- Identify safety signs