Contribute to Health and Safety of Self and Others

One of the subjects on offer at Lifeskills during
our first semester has been ‘Contribute to
Health and Safety of Self and Others’.
Students in this class have gained such skills
as identifying hazards, how to work safely,
risk assessment and understanding safety
signs. Part of this subject also includes
a tour around campus to investigate the
emergency procedures of various buildings.
For example, in the event of an emergency,
where is the evacuation assembly point if you
are in the Union Building or Glen College?
On our Campus tour we locate and count
the emergency telephones, the break glass
alarms, exit signs and fire extinguishers.
We also complete a comprehensive Health
Safety Checklist at the Lifeskills Toolhire
workshop, taking note of any potential
hazards. We then conduct a classroom
OHS meeting with our findings. This process
highlights the importance of safety to self
and others.
Another component of this subject is
an allocated amount of time spent in a
computer lab where students will learn how
use the computer in a safe, healthy and
appropriate way, and follow all workplace
safety procedures. We also spend some
class time going through the contents of a
large first aid kit and identify exactly what it
holds. We look at a case study of a student
accident on campus and learn about the
correct procedures to be put in place.
Mandy Hayley
Trainer & Assessor
Accredited Subjects -
OH&S
Lifeskills