Unit of competency details

AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicalsThis unit is equivalent to AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals. 26/Jun/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  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 safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors.

This unit does not cover operation of specialised chemical application equipment and machinery or application of chemicals.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work is carried out to comply with Safety Data Sheets, chemical label directions and relevant legislative requirements.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in the relevant State or Territory.

This unit may be deemed to have a time limit when used as part of an accreditation or licencing process.

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 transport and handle chemicals

1.1 Identify hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

1.2 Confirm contact phone numbers of emergency services are carried in vehicle in case of accident, spill or fire

1.3 Confirm chemicals will be transported in a vehicle that is compliant with the relevant legislation.

1.4 Confirm containers are secured in the tray, protected from the weather and in a sound condition to transport

1.5 Confirm appropriate first aid kit is carried in the vehicle in case of accident, spill or fire

1.6 Confirm transport arrangements meet legislative and regulatory requirements for the transport of hazardous substances and dangerous goods.

1.7 Obtain current Safety Data Sheets (SDS) from reseller or manufacturer for all chemicals to be transported

2. Transport and handle chemicals

2.1 Follow instructions from chemical SDS, to comply with transport requirements

2.2 Follow instructions from chemical label and SDS in the event of a spill or accident

2.3 Report transport incidents as required

3. Store chemicals in the workplace

3.1 Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment and ensure correct fit

3.2 Use appropriate storage methods as per label and Safety Data Sheet requirements and work health and safety standards

3.3 Maintain storage area according to legislative and regulatory requirements, including work health and safety and environmental protection.

3.4 Retain products in original containers with labels intact

3.5 Utilise storage methods to prevent contact with people or animals and contamination of produce or the environment

3.6 Apply correct disposal procedures for used chemical drums and storage containers as per the label and industry programs

3.7 Dispose of unwanted and out-of-date chemicals in the appropriate manner according to legislative and regulatory requirements and industry programs

4. Record storage details

4.1 Maintain chemical storage inventory and records according to legislative requirements

4.2 Report storage incidents according to legislative requirements

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 AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals.

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:

  • follow legislative requirements for the safe transport of chemicals
  • follow emergency procedures for chemical spillage
  • handle, transport and store chemical safely
  • maintain a chemical storage area and chemical manifest, including copies of SDS for each product
  • follow chemical label directions and SDS requirements for handling, transporting and storage
  • maintain storage records
  • follow enterprise work health and safety policies
  • follow enterprise environmental protection policies

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • how to read a chemical label and SDS and translate that information into actions
  • appropriate legislation and regulations that apply to transporting and storing chemicals
  • risk factors including human and animal health and environmental associated with transporting, handling and storing chemicals
  • requirements for disposal of excess, unwanted and out-of-date chemicals and used chemical containers
  • processes to clear spillages and clean up
  • types of placarding required for storage of hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods
  • types of emergency information that must be carried in the vehicle when transporting dangerous goods

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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