Unit of competency details

AHCCHM401 - Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHCCHM401A - Minimise risks in the use of chemicalsThis unit is not equivalent to AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals. 26/Jun/2016
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCCHM404 - Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicalsChanges to Performance Criteria for clarity Removal of prerequisites units Added PC's in Element 1 and Element 4 Updated Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence 18/Dec/2018


Training packages that include this unit

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FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 3.0,4.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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FWP50116 - Diploma of Forest and Forest ProductsDiploma of Forest and Forest Products 2-3 
AHC51316 - Diploma of Pest ManagementDiploma of Pest Management 1-3 
AHC41916 - Certificate IV in ArboricultureCertificate IV in Arboriculture 1-2 
AHC41716 - Certificate IV in Pest ManagementCertificate IV in Pest Management 1-2 
AHC41416 - Certificate IV in Seed ProductionCertificate IV in Seed Production 1-2 
AHC40916 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land ManagementCertificate IV in Conservation and Land Management 1-3 
AHC40816 - Certificate IV in Sports Turf ManagementCertificate IV in Sports Turf Management 1-2 
AHC40716 - Certificate IV in Retail NurseryCertificate IV in Retail Nursery 1-2 
AHC40616 - Certificate IV in Production NurseryCertificate IV in Production Nursery 1-2 
AHC40516 - Certificate IV in Parks and GardensCertificate IV in Parks and Gardens 1-2 
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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 assess and mitigate risks associated with the use of chemicals across a range of industry sectors.

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 take responsibility for their own work and may provide direction to others. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. Work is carried out to industry standards.

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. Competency in this unit may be deemed to have a time limit when used as part of an accreditation or licence process.

Pre-requisite Unit

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

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. Identify hazards and risks

1.1 Identify and source Codes of Practice, legislation, regulations and industry requirements relating to chemical use

1.2 Identify hazards involved in chemical handling and application

2. Assess risks and develop control procedures

2.1 Assess risks associated with chemicals used

2.2 Develop risk control measures and emergency action plans

2.3 Develop control procedures for transport, handling, storage, application, decontamination and disposal of chemicals

2.4 Develop a continuous improvement strategy to minimise risk

3. Monitor and assess adherence to chemical risk procedures

3.1 Provide appropriate personal protective equipment for employees using chemicals

3.2 Assess staff selection of application equipment according to procedures

3.3 Assess the ability of staff to follow restrictions on chemical use, application, decontamination and disposal

3.4 Assess how risk control procedures are followed in the workplace

4. Evaluate risk control measures and maintain records

4.1 Develop procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of risk control measures

4.2 Identify shortfalls during evaluation and subsequently rectify

4.3 Maintain risk assessment records according to industry, label, legislative and regulatory 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 not equivalent to AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of 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:

  • evaluate implementation of procedures
  • identify hazards, assess risks and implement and monitor control measures
  • develop risk control procedures
  • develop a continuous improvement strategy to minimise risk
  • interact with staff members and provide feedback
  • implement, monitor and evaluate a chemical risk control strategy maintain records

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • where to source Codes of Practice, legislation and industry requirements relating to chemical use
  • hazard identification and risk assessment strategies
  • risk factors including human and animal health, product integrity, weather, spray drift, spillage and environmental
  • principles of transport, handling and storing chemicals
  • requirements for the disposal of excess chemicals, clearing spillages and equipment clean up
  • chemical application equipment capabilities and limitations

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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