Introduction to Working in an Engineering Environment
Working in an engineering environment can give you a fulfilling and rewarding career. You will have opportunities to develop mental and practical skills, and expertise in the workplace, whether in a small enterprise or in a multinational company with a global influence. The engineering workplace, however, can present hazards, which need to be understood and respected so that you and others around you stay safe.
In this unit, you will explore the different types of engineering organisation and how they develop their workforce to ensure that they have the skills they need to remain economically competitive. You will explore current health and safety legislation, and how to work safely when using tools and equipment for fitting and assembly tasks.
On completion of this unit a learner should:
- Understand the requirements of an engineering organisation in meeting health and safety legislation and regulations
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of both employers and employees in the continuous development of skills and working relationships
- Understand the internal and external environments associated with the operations of an engineering organisation
- Understand the requirements of engineering fitting and assembly operations