Unit of competency details

AHCCHM201 - Apply chemicals under supervision (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHCCHM201A - Apply chemicals under supervisionThis unit is not equivalent to AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision 26/Jun/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 059901 Pest And Weed Control  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 059901 Pest And Weed Control  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to handle, transport, and apply chemicals under supervision using workplace specified chemicals and application equipment.

The unit applies to individuals working in a broad range of job contexts who undertake defined routine activities under supervision. They exercise limited autonomy within established and well-known parameters, providing solutions to a limited range of predictable problems.

State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Chemicals (CHM)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare to handle chemicals

1.1 Confirm the activity related to chemical handling to be undertaken with supervisor

1.2 Identify and select tools and equipment required according to supervisor instructions

1.3 Identify health and safety hazards and risks and apply controls according to supervisor instructions and workplace procedures

1.4 Select, ensure serviceability, fit and use personal protective equipment (PPE)

2. Check application equipment

2.1 Carry out pre-operational checks of application equipment and identify and replace any damaged or worn components or report to supervisor

2.2 Prepare application equipment for use according to workplace practice and safe chemical handling processes

3. Handle and transport chemicals

3.1 Confirm safety precautions for the handling and transport of chemicals with supervisor

3.2 Handle and transport chemicals according to chemical label, safety data sheets and supervisor instructions

4. Prepare chemical for application

4.1 Interpret and apply chemical label instructions according to safety data sheets for the chemical or substance being used

4.2 Select and use appropriate mixing equipment

4.3 Measure, mix and load application equipment with chemical according to application rates

4.4 Clear chemical spills according to chemical label and supervisor instructions

4.5 Check that output of application equipment is correct and in accordance with chemical application plan

5. Apply chemicals

5.1 Assess and record weather conditions and forecasts prior to and during application according to workplace requirements

5.2 Apply chemical safely according to chemical application plan, chemical label and supervisor instructions

5.3 Monitor conditions for application and take appropriate action when conditions are unsuitable according to workplace procedures

5.4 Minimise risks to others, product integrity and the environment prior to and during application

6. Finalise work

6.1 Clean and store PPE and application equipment in accordance with manufacturers and health and safety in the workplace requirements

6.2 Dispose of excess chemicals and clean containers in accordance with label instructions and regulatory requirements

6.3 Complete incident reports according to workplace procedures

6.4 Complete chemical application records according to workplace procedures

6.5 Store unused chemical and products according to workplace procedures

6.6 Adhere to all re-entry requirements for treated areas

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Interpret instructions, chemical labels and safety documentation to identify relevant and key information to apply to mixing and application of chemicals

Writing

  • Use clear language and correct concepts and terminology when reporting incidents and completing chemical application records

Numeracy

  • Perform basic mathematical calculations when measuring and mixing chemicals and checking chemical application equipment

Oral Communication

  • Use clear language, concepts, tone and pace appropriate when confirming chemical application parameters with supervisor

Get the work done

  • Follow clearly defined instructions and sequencing, and monitors own progress for the task, seeks assistance when necessary

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
Release 2

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
Release 1

Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity

Updated Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit. There must be evidence that the individual has on at least one occasion demonstrated that chemicals have been applied under supervision, ensuring they have:

  • identified hazards and risks and adopted safe work practices and used appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to supervisors' instructions
  • confirmed activity with supervisor and identified and selected tools and equipment necessary for the application of chemical treatment
  • carried out pre-operational checks of application equipment and made it ready for operation
  • handled and transported chemicals to be used according to chemical labels and supervisors' instructions
  • followed directions on chemical labels and relevant safety data sheets to safely mix and prepare chemicals
  • selected appropriate measuring equipment and measured, mixed and loaded application equipment with chemicals safely and correctly
  • ensured chemical spills were cleared according to chemical label instruction and supervisor instructions
  • checked the application equipment for output against plan and applied chemical safely complying with weather conditions
  • monitored and recorded weather and applied chemical appropriate to prevailing conditions
  • maintained a healthy and safe condition for the environment and others while applying and following chemical application
  • cleaned application equipment and PPE and disposed of waste according to equipment manufacturer instructions, chemical label and supervisor instructions
  • complied with equipment manufacturer instructions, chemical label and supervisor instructions
  • maintained chemical application records and incident reports according to workplace procedures
  • stored protection equipment, application equipment and unused chemicals according to workplace procedures.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • various handling and transport techniques and requirements for chemicals
  • structure and content of chemical labels and safety data sheets and their use and purpose for safe chemical application
  • principles and methods of measuring, mixing and applying chemicals
  • features and functions of a range of application equipment relevant to the workplace their operations, and maintenance requirements
  • risk factors to be taken into account for human and animal health, spillage and environmental impact relevant to chemical use before, during and following chemical application
  • basic chemical groupings and types used in the workplace, including:
  • the of mode of action
  • the impact on chemical safety
  • application methods
  • paths of entry of poisons into the body and the methods of limiting exposure through practices and personal protective clothing
  • maintenance practices for chemical application related equipment and PPE and disposal procedures for chemical contaminants and containers
  • assessing weather conditions and the impact on safe application of chemicals
  • components of a workplace chemical application plan
  • chemical related records and reports and their purpose.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • skills must be demonstrated in a typical workplace environment or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • access to chemical store
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • common chemicals
  • PPE
  • chemical application equipment
  • chemical measuring and mixing equipment
  • specifications:
  • workplace documents, including work instructions and procedures
  • chemical labels and safety data sheets
  • chemical application plan and relevant chemical application rates
  • manufacturers' operation and maintenance instructions for chemical measuring and application equipment
  • relationships:
  • supervisor.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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