Unit of competency details

MEM11011B - Undertake manual handling (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Dec/2005

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PMA08 - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training PackageChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package 3.1-5.0 
PMA - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and RefiningChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 1.0 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 1.0-2.1 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 6.0-8.4 
MEM05 - Metal and Engineering Training PackageMetal and Engineering Training Package 3.0-11.1 
MEA11 - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 2.0 
LMT07 - Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training PackageTextiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package 3.1-4.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PMA40116 - Certificate IV in Process Plant TechnologyCertificate IV in Process Plant Technology 
PMA40113 - Certificate IV in Process Plant TechnologyCertificate IV in Process Plant Technology 1-3 
PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant TechnologyCertificate IV in Process Plant Technology 
PMA30116 - Certificate III in Process Plant OperationsCertificate III in Process Plant Operations 
PMA30113 - Certificate III in Process Plant OperationsCertificate III in Process Plant Operations 1-3 
PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant OperationsCertificate III in Process Plant Operations 
PMA20116 - Certificate II in Process Plant OperationsCertificate II in Process Plant Operations 
PMA20113 - Certificate II in Process Plant OperationsCertificate II in Process Plant Operations 1-3 
PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant OperationsCertificate II in Process Plant Operations 
MSM31015 - Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and RepairCertificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair 1-3 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  31/Aug/2006 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers lifting and moving materials manually.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to lifting and moving materials manually and/or using basic manual handling equipment in a wide range of environments.

Maximum manual lifting weight is limited to National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) recommendations.

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Lift materials manually

1.1. Material weight is determined correctly utilising most appropriate technique, and risks associated with lifting are assessed.

1.2. Lifting techniques are undertaken to National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) and standard operating procedures. Types of movement, methods, storage, height and position are considered.

2. Move/shift materials manually

2.1. Appropriate equipment is selected where required.

2.2. Material is placed safely and securely on moving equipment.

2.3. Material is relocated ensuring safety of personnel and security of material.

2.4. Material is unloaded from moving equipment and placed in a safe and secure manner.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Look for evidence that confirms skills in:

  • identifying relevant standards and lifting techniques
  • assessing weight of material
  • selecting lifting equipment
  • working and communicating in teams
  • assessing risks
  • planning
  • reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures. May include drawings
  • following oral instructions

Required knowledge 

Look for evidence that confirms knowledge of:

  • manual handling techniques
  • hazards of incorrect procedures
  • NOHSC standards for manual handling
  • safe work practices and procedures

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to move loads manually using appropriate aids.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

This unit may be assessed on the job, off the job or a combination of both on and off the job. Where assessment occurs off the job, that is the candidate is not in productive work, then an appropriate simulation must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations. The competencies covered by this unit would be demonstrated by an individual working alone or as part of a team. The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate.

This unit could be assessed in conjunction with any other units addressing the safety, quality, communication, materials handling, recording and reporting associated with moving loads manually or other units requiring the exercise of the skills and knowledge covered by this unit.

Method of assessment 

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, samples and questioning. Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit of competency. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required. The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Guidance information for assessment 

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Material weight 

Material weight is determined using scales or interpreting signage

Lifting techniques 

Individual or team lifting, use of appropriate lifting equipment

Appropriate equipment 

Hand trolleys, wheelbarrows, motorised/hand pallet trucks (not sit on), scissor lifts, boom lifts, hand carts, dedicated production or process lifting equipment such as baskets, spreader bars, cradles or the like attached to lifting equipment

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field 

Materials handling

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