Unit 10

Reflective Account

OHS Level 5 Diploma

Candidate Name: John Smith

Unit Title: 10 (C&G 508) Maintain knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety practice
Reflective Account


Candidate to provide narrative under each statement of how they meet the criteria and list the number of the
piece(s) of evidence supplied to demonstrate this. You must provide answers to each question that allow
your examiner to properly assess what work duties you are doing or what role you have within your work. It
expected that you will need approximately 300 words per question. The more detail you provide the less
likely your account will be sent back for more clarification.
You must answer each question in your own words and written in the first person meaning “I do this”. A tip
is always to keep in mind the “who, why, how, where and when” in each answer.
For this unit please also supply a witness testimony from to confirm you maintain your knowledge of
improvements in health and safety practice. This can be used as part of your evidence to support the
statements below. Please also provide sample signatures on the form provided in section 7 of the
Learning Outcome1 – Identify new developments in health and safety
Sources could include internet, HSE guidelines notes (HSE 65, HSE55), membership of professional bodies,
meetings and consultation.
Impacts may involve review of policies and procedures, changes in practice, further training and supervision,
use/replacement of materials, substances, plant or equipment, increased costs, manpower.

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Advocating could involve legal requirements, benefits of new developments, fewer lost time accidents, company
image, expectations of customers, penalties for non-compliance.
Contribution and professional development could be through research, membership of review bodies, presentations