I currently work as a hairdressing assessor at Revive (West Notts College), working with students on levels 1 ,2 and 3, part of my job role is to promote a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. On the students first day they all take part in an induction, this covers all areas of Health and Safety within the college, the general layout of the college (where the library, the cloakrooms, the canteen, student services etc are), where the fire exits are, first aiders and the general rules and regulations of the college).
As we are training students in the hairdressing profession, we also cover the health and safety procedures that are expected from students when working in practical areas, for instance sterilising their tools at the start of the session, when dropped on the floor and at the end of the session. students are expected to wear the correct uniform at all times and bring all their own kit (brushes, combs, mannequin head and scissors) to all practical sessions .As we use chemicals (bleach powder, tints and peroxide) we have safety procedures in place to protect the students (gloves and aprons) and we store certain products in locked cupboards as to COSHH regulations’ have to ensure all students are aware of these regulations and carry out their colours/treatments using the correct PPE (personal protective equipment.
A large part of my role is to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others; all students are told on induction day that inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated within the college. One of the easiest ways I have found to promote this is to model my own behaviour to show students how they should behave within the college environment, I always speak to the students politely, addressing them correctly and I listen to them when they are speaking, rather than speak over them or stop them in mid sentence. I have found that by creating a space where people feel