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Specific Objectives

By the end of the sub module unit, the trainee should be able:

  1. state the responsibility of employee under the health and safety act.
  2. state the need of personal hygiene
  3. explain first aid procedures in the event of accident in workshop
  4. classify fire extinguishers


Health and Safety Act

  • obligation of employees
  • obligation of the employer
  • Factories Act
  • Personal hygiene
  • clothing
  • personal cleanliness

Dealing with fatal accidents

  • first aid kit
  • first aid procedures
  • electrical shock
  • burns
  • chemical burns
  • fractures./strains
  • provision of ambulance
  • accident reporting


  • classification
  • extinguisher


Specific Objectives

By the end of the sub-module, the trainee should be able to:

  1. identify safety hazards in workshop environment
  2. identify the dangers associated with polluted environment
  3. demonstrate the use of fire fighting equipment


Safety hazards in the workshop

  • workshop tidiness
  • safety clothing
  • machine guards
  • fumes

Dangers of polluted environment

  • fumes
  • liquids
  • gases
  • explosives
  • noise
  • dust

Fire fighting equipment

  • heat extinguishers
  • carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • foam
  • hallon


Ability to:

  • Identify safety hazards and avoid them.
  • Behave responsibility as obligated by law.
  • Minimize, control or avoid contact with environmental pollutants
  • Classify fire extinguishers

Suggested Teaching/Learning Activities

  • Demonstrations
  • Fire fighting drills
  • Field visits
  • Lectures

Suggested Teaching/learning Resources

  • First aid kit
  • Safety clothing and gears
  • Charts
  • Text books
  • Fire fighting equipment

Suggested Assessment Methods

  • Practical tests
  • Oral tests
  • Written tests
  • Assignment

Unit Lessons