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Maintain tools and equipment
|Unit Descriptor||This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to care for and maintain workplace hairdressing tools and equipment.|
|1 . Clean and disinfect tools and equipment.||
|2 . Maintain tools and equipment.||
|3 . Store tools and equipment.||
|4 . Maintain electrical equipment.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?||Following workplace policies and procedures for the cleaning and maintenance of tools and equipment requires the communication of ideas and information with other staff.||1|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?||Cleaning and disinfecting tools and equipment require information on workplace policies and procedures and legislative requirements to be collected, analysed and organised.||1|
|How are activities planned and organised?||Cleaning and disinfecting tools and equipment according to a workplace routine require activities to be planned and organised.||1|
|How are problem solving skills applied?||Maintaining tools and equipment for use by other team members requires teamwork.||1|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?||Measuring and using cleaning and disinfecting products require the use of mathematical ideas and techniques.||1|
|How is use of technology applied?||Identifying faulty tools and equipment and arranging for repairs require problem solving skills.||2|
|How is team work used within this competency?||Checking and maintaining electrical equipment may require the use of technology.||1|
Tools and equipment may include:
clippers and guards
Workplace policies and procedures may include:
health and hygiene
occupational health and safety
Scissors may include:
Clippers may include:
cordless re-chargeable clippers
electric clippers with cords.
Clean linen may include:
Relevant legislative and regulatory requirements may include:
state and territory health regulations pertaining to hairdressing establishments
skin penetration legislation
local government (council) health regulations.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
knowledge and consistent application of relevant legislation and workplace policies, procedures and safe work practices in relation to cleaning and hygiene
knowledge of the transmission routes of infectious conditions and skills in the application of standard infection-control precautions
knowledge and consistent application of workplace procedures and relevant legislation for the safe storage of cleaned and/or disinfected tools, equipment and linen
ability to check and maintain in safe working order a range of tools and equipment
demonstrated adherence to workplace procedures in referring tools and equipment for repair as required
reading, accurately interpreting and consistently applying manufacturer's instructions relating to cleaning products and disinfectants
cleaning, oiling and re-setting clippers
cleaning, oiling and re-setting scissors.
Context of assessment
For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, competency should be consistently demonstrated over a period of time and observed by the assessor and/or the technical expert working in partnership with the assessor. The technical expert may include the hairdresser and/or an experienced person at the workplace.
Competency should be demonstrated in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment in a range of situations that may include client interruptions and involvement in other related activities normally expected in the workplace. For further guidance on the use of an appropriate simulated environment, refer to the Assessment Guidelines in this Training Package.
Specific resources for assessment
Competency for this unit should be assessed through access to:
relevant documentation such as local health regulations, occupational health and safety legislation and regulations, workplace procedures for the safe care and maintenance of tools and equipment, and other legislative requirements
a range of tools and equipment appropriate to the hairdressing workplace
labels on cleaning and disinfecting products, and other sources of product information
a qualified workplace assessor or assessment team.
Relationship to other units
In the context of an assessment-only and/or a training delivery and assessment pathway, all units that relate to a job function may be integrated for assessment purposes.
WRHCS205A Follow personal health and safety routines at work
WRRLP1B Apply safe working practices.
Method of assessment
The following assessment method is suggested.
Observation of the learner performing a range of tasks in an actual or simulated work environment, over sufficient time to demonstrate his/her handling of a range of contingencies. Tasks may include:
cleaning and disinfecting tools following a range of services
storing cleaned and disinfected tools and equipment
oiling and re-setting clippers
oiling and re-setting scissors
replacing disposable razor blades
honing and stropping straight razors
referring tools and equipment for repair and/or maintenance.
Evidence required for demonstration of consistent performance
For valid and reliable assessment of this unit, evidence should be gathered through a range of methods to indicate consistent performance.
It can be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone, through an integrated assessment activity or through a combination of both.
Evidence should be gathered as part of the learning process.