Unit of competency details

AHCCHM101 - Follow basic chemical safety rules (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCCHM101A - Follow basic chemical safety rulesThis unit is equivalent to AHCCHM101A Follow basic chemical safety rules. 26/Jun/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to perform a work role that uses chemicals and requires awareness of their use.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes.

This unit applies to individuals who undertake defined routine activities alongside a supervisor in most situations. They exercise limited autonomy within established and well known parameters and identify and seek help with simple problems.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit underpin a broad range of activities applicable to various job roles at various levels.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Candidates should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant State or Territory before undertaking this unit.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Chemicals (CHM)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to work with chemicals

1.1 Confirm the activity to be undertaken with the supervisor

1.2 Take steps to control risks as directed

1.3 Confirm tools and equipment to be used with supervisor

1.4 Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and ensure correct fit as directed by supervisor

2. Identify risks associated with chemicals

2.1 Identify functions of chemicals in the workplace

2.2 Identify chemical labels, safety signs and symbols, Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

2.3 Report safety hazards to supervisor

2.4 Identify and locate chemical storage locations

2.5 Recognise and observe instructions for transport, handling and storage of chemicals

2.6 Recognise and observe instructions for maintenance and storage of personal protective equipment and application equipment

3. Follow chemical handling and storage rules

3.1 Follow chemical handling and storage instructions as per labels

3.2 Follow safety rules when working in areas where chemicals are stored

3.3 Follow emergency procedures in the event of an accident or spillage

3.4 Record information as directed by supervisor

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCCHM101A Follow basic chemical safety rules.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • locate and follow safety information on chemical labels and relevant Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • recognise caution or hazard signs and symbols
  • recognise hazards and risks associated with chemical handling and use
  • use appropriate personal protective equipment
  • follow emergency procedures during an accident or spillage
  • communicate effectively with supervisor such as raising issues of concern
  • record information accurately
  • apply enterprise work health and safety procedures

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • occupational health and safety rules required to work near and around chemicals
  • level of hazard and Poisons Schedule in the relevant State or Territory
  • types of chemicals used for the control of pests, weeds and diseases
  • personal protection equipment and when and how it should be used, stored and maintained
  • environmental impacts of chemical use
  • roles and responsibilities for using and managing pesticides within the workplace
  • relevant work health and safety, pesticide and environmental legislation

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace OR simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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