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National Certificate in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic

Central Sussex College

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Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace (M) The welfare of people working or operating within any manufacturing or engineering environment is of prime importance. All workers should expect to be able to carry out their work in a safe manner that has no negative effect on their health and wellbeing. In fact, many organisations not only reduce risks and make improvements to the working environment but try to make their own working environment superior to others, making it a competitive aspect when recruiting staff. Health and safety in the workplace is about measures designed to protect the health and safety of employees, visitors and the general public who may be affected by workplace activities. Safety measures are concerned with controlling and reducing risks to anyone who might be affected by these activities. Health and safety is controlled largely by legislation and regulations and the law is continually being revised and updated. It is important that organisations are aware of these changes and keep up to date with developments. This unit will give learners an understanding of hazards and risks associated with health, safety and welfare in an engineering workplace, the associated legislation and regulations and of their roles in complying with the related legal obligations. Learners will also be required to undertake full risk assessments and to appreciate the significant risks encountered in the workplace and the measures taken to deal with them. They will also study the principles of reporting and recording accidents and incidents, again within a legal context. Engineering Project (M) Engineers often find themselves in situations where problems need to be recognized and solutions found. These situations frequently lead to engineers being confronted and challenged by exciting opportunities and problems. Working on projects'' gives the engineer an opportunity to demonstrate what they know and put their skills to valuable use. This unit will provide learners with opportunities to present their own solutions and should enable them to feel confident in carrying out project work in their chosen engineering discipline. The unit is designed so it can be applied to any of the engineering disciplines within the suite of BTEC National qualifications. It aims to integrate the skills and knowledge learners have gained throughout the programme of study into a major piece of work that reflects the type of performance expected of an engineering technician at work. The project could be chosen by learners with sufficient guidance from the centre to establish an appropriate level of study. Alternatively the project could be given to learners by the tutor. The project is intended to develop learners'' ability to identify a course of action and follow this through to produce a viable solution to an agreed specification and timescale. The outcome of the project will form a substantial part of this unit. The end result of the project could be an engineered product, device, service or process or a modification to an existing process or product. As in the real world, the outcome of the project and its presentation are very important, although this unit is also about the skills of developing and carrying out a project. Throughout the project learners will apply the technical skills developed in other units of the qualification. This unit presents opportunities for learners to extend their planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills and to demonstrate key skills in application of number, communication, information communication technology and improving own learning and performance. Selection and application of programmable logic controllers The automation of machines, process control and conveyor lines has resulted in the ever-increasing consistency of quality, speed and cost savings within complex processes. Consumers have come to expect high standards of quality in the manufactured goods

Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace (M) The welfare of people working or operating within any manufacturing or engineering environment is of prime importance. All workers should expect to be able to carry out their work in a safe manner that has no negative effect on their health and wellbeing. In fact, many organisations not only reduce risks and make improvements to the working...

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