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Module title

Observe safety, security and hygiene

Related Qualification

Uganda Vocational Qualification 1 (UVQ 1)


Uganda Intermediate Craft Certificate (UICC)



Hotel Room Attendant M2

Level of competence


Module purpose



After completing this module, the trainee(s) will be able to observe workplace safety rules, security, hygiene and environment at the workplace.

The trainee(s) will also be able to demonstrate basic first aid and fire prevention and fighting procedures.

Learning-Working Assignments (LWAs)

LWA 1: Perform first aid and fire fighting procedures.

LWA 2: Carry out safety and emergency measures.

LWA 3: Demonstrate HIV and AIDS awareness.

LWA 4: Observe work and personal hygiene and grooming.

LWA 5: Carry out security measures.

Related Practical Exercises (PEXs)


LWA 1: Perform first aid and fire fighting procedures

PEX 1.1 Demonstrate first aid on a victim with body injuries.

PEX 1.2 Demonstrate first aid on an electric Shock victim.

PEX 1.3 Demonstrate basic fire prevention and fire fighting.

LWA 2: Carry out safety and emergency measures

PEX 2.1 Demonstrate the safe use, handling and storage of the different tools, equipment and materials.

PEX 2.2 Perform the safe use, handling, storage and disposal of flammable and non flammable materials.

LWA 3: Demonstrate HIV and HIV awareness

PEX 3.1 Identify the causes and implications of HIV and AIDS at the workplace.

PEX 3.2 Promote HIV/ AIDS and family planning awareness at the workplace

LWA 4: Observe work and personal hygiene and grooming

PEX 4.1 Carry out work hygiene practices.

PEX 4.2 Perform personal hygiene and grooming.

LWA 5: Carry out security measures

PEX 5.1 Demonstrate measures to be taken in suspicious situations.

PEX 5.2 Demonstrate action to be taken in case of a bomb threat.

PEX 5.3 Apply control measures for keys.

Occupational health and safety

Precautions, rules and regulations on occupational health, safety and environmental protection, included in the related knowledge listings as well as in test items should be observed and demonstrated during LWAs and PEXs.

Pre-requisite modules


Related knowledge/ theory


Occupational theory

  • Examine the causes of fire in a hotel.
  • Describe the elements that support combustion.
  • Describe the different classes of fire.
  • State and explain the preventive measures of fire outbreak.
  • State and explain the procedures of fighting different classes of fire.
  • Outline the procedures of guest evacuation in the event of a fire outbreak.
  • State the different types of fire alarm systems.
  • State the different fire fighting equipment and their operation.
  • Identify flammable and inflammable materials.
  • Describe the different methods of waste disposal.
  • Explain the importance of safe disposal of waste.
  • Define hygiene and state its importance.
  • Explain personal hygiene and its importance.
  • Describe how work hygiene can be carried out.
  • Identify the different types of injuries and the first aid measures to be taken.
  • Define first aid and state its importance.






  • State and explain how different types of casualties can be handled.
  • State the different first aid tools, materials and their uses.
  • Outline the precautions to be observed when operating machines.
  • Explain the procedure of safe handling and storage of cleaning agents.
  • State the qualities of a good store.
  • State the importance of good security measures and explain how suspicious characters and objects should be handled.
  • Describe the different types of door lock systems and hotel keys.
  • Explain the implications of HIV and AIDS at the workplace.
  • State the causes and methods of prevention of HIV and AIDS.
  • Identify the different components of a first Aid kit and their uses.
  • Explain how suspicious characters and objects can be identified.                                                                                                                    

Average duration of learning

10 weeks (including  24 hours of occupational theory)

[to be reviewed with regard to learning on the job and learning in a training centre].

Suggestions on organization of learning

The acquisition of competencies (skills, knowledge, attitudes) described in this module may take place:

A. On the job (in a hotel guest’s room & pantry) with related learning of theory through off-the-job instructions (e.g. during evenings or weekends at training centres)

Or: B. At a training centre only, provided that all equipment and materials specified below are in place.



Assessment to be conducted according to established regulations under the guidance of the relevant body. Assessment of competencies to be done by using related Practical and Written Test Items from Item Bank (refer to Part II of the ATP (Hotel room attendant) for samples labelled related Duty/Task “E, F, G”). 

Required tools/ equipment/implements



Fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, water sprinklers, water hose reel, fire blankets, sand buckets, dummies, blankets, stretchers, vacuum cleaners, floor care machines, shampooing machines, brushes and mops, buckets, brooms, squeegees, dustpans, cleaning clothes, and dusters, trolleys, waste and sani bins, keys.

Required materials and consumables

 Protective gloves, sand, water, barrier cream, bandages, cotton wool, plasters, scissors, surgical blades, antiseptic, splinters, arm slings, paracetamol, distilled water, clinical thermometer, clean pieces of cloth, surgical gloves, cream for burns, abrasives, acids, alkalis, solvent, polishes, disinfectants, deodorants, doors lock cards.

Special notes


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