Maximum Time Allowed: 45 Minutes
You will be allowed a minimum of 10 minutes to read this section and prepare for assessment.
To demonstrate your occupational competence, you’ll carry out the correct sequence for safe isolation of a distribution board to allow you to safely complete an installation.
This section will be fully observed by the Centre Assessor. This is the only way that they can see what you are doing. It can seem intimidating at first, so try and practice with a colleague watching you carry out some tasks on-site.
This is very important as if this is not done correctly on site it could result in someone getting an electric shock and, in the worst-case, death.
This is a careful examination of the risks associated with both working practices and candidate and centre staff activities.
The aim is to make sure that no one becomes ill or gets hurt at the facility. There are three steps to achieve this:
1. Identify the Hazards
Look at what may cause harm to candidates, centre staff, or other people, because of a work activity.
2. Decide Who Might be Harmed and How
Look at who may be affected by the work activity, how they may be affected; this may include other candidates and centre staff.
3. Evaluate the Risks and Decide on Precautions
If you find a hazard, there may be a risk to other people; you need to decide what steps must be taken to eliminate or reduce those risks as far as is reasonably practical. Bear in mind:
You also need to carry out a review of safe working practices and undertake a risk assessment in accordance with organisational requirements and procedures prior to commencing the Composite Installation. Record your findings on the relevant documentation.