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Unit of competency details

RIICBS203E - Safely handle bituminous materials (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICBS203D - Safely handle bituminous materialsSupersedes and is equivalent to RIICBS203D. 30/Jan/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 23/Sep/2020
(View details for release 1) 31/Jan/2020


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  31/Jan/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This unit replaces RIICBS203D Safely handle bituminous materials. Minor endorseable amendments have been made to Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence to better reflect current industry practices and clarify training outcomes.

Release 2

Minor change to knowledege evidence.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to safely handle bituminous materials in civil construction.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally perform routine tasks and work under direct supervision.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Unit Sector

Civil construction

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 safely handle bituminous materials

1.1 Obtain, interpret and confirm work requirements

1.2 Access, interpret and apply bituminous materials handling documentation and confirm the work activity is compliant

1.3 Identify environmental issues and potential hazards, and assess and address risks within scope of own role and according to workplace procedures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities

1.5 Confirm and comply with environmental protection, safety and traffic management signage requirements

1.6 Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks and check for faults within scope of own role

1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures and identify steps required in case of fire, accident, or emergency

2. Work safely with bituminous materials

2.1 Identify characteristics of required bituminous materials and additives to be used for surfacing work

2.2 Handle bituminous materials and complete work plan

2.3 Monitor hazards and risks and confirm safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

3. Demonstrate First Aid for bitumen burns

3.1 Perform First Aid in to demonstrate First Aid process in the case of a bitumen burn

3.2 Display ‘Bitumen Burn Tag’ in a simulation exercise to show that victims of burns who are to be treated off site

4. Clean up

4.1 Clear work area and dispose of and recycle materials according to workplace procedures and environmental requirements

4.2 Clean, check, perform maintenance on in scope of own role, and store tools and equipment

4.3 Carry out housekeeping to workplace requirements

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Reading

  • Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations

Oral communication

  • Uses a range of communication techniques and systems to communicate with others

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICBS203D Safely handle bituminous materials.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This unit replaces RIICBS203D Safely handle bituminous materials. Minor endorseable amendments have been made to Elements, Performance Criteria, Foundation Skills, Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence to better reflect current industry practices and clarify training outcomes.

Release 2

Minor change to knowledege evidence.

Performance Evidence

  • The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit; including evidence of the ability to:
  • safely handle bituminous materials on at least two occasions, including:
  • storing and using at least four bituminous materials
  • provide burn First Aid to a simulated burn and tag accordingly
  • extinguish a simulated fire involving a bituminous substance.

During the above, the candidate must:

  • identify and report on hazards related to worksite and work activity
  • work with others to complete the safe handling of bituminous materials that meets required outcomes, including:
  • organising work activities to meet all task requirements
  • communicating with others to receive and clarify work instructions
  • using a range of communication techniques and systems
  • using signage to advise others of work activity
  • clean, check, perform maintenance on and store equipment
  • complete housekeeping activities.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • communication techniques to receive and clarify work instructions
  • safety data sheet (SDS) compliance processes
  • key components of job safety analyses (JSAs)/job safety environmental analyses (JSEAs)/safe work method statements (SMSs)
  • key legislation for safely handling bituminous materials
  • key policies, procedures and established requirements for safely handling bituminous materials, including those for:
  • work health and safety
  • equipment safety
  • treating bitumen burns
  • operating and maintaining equipment
  • material calculations
  • work quality
  • environmental protection, including waste disposal and recycling
  • housekeeping
  • key factors affecting work activities described in performance evidence above, including:
  • bituminous materials and their characteristics and hazards
  • equipment types, characteristics and limitations.

Assessment Conditions

Mandatory conditions for assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:

  • include access to:
  • bituminous materials handling equipment
  • personal protective equipment
  • be conducted in a safe environment; and,
  • be assessed in context of this sector's work environment; and,
  • be assessed in compliance with legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances.
  • Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sectors workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

Assessor Requirements 

Assessors must be able to clearly demonstrate current and relevant industry knowledge and experience to satisfy the mandatory competency standards as set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory requirements for assessors current at the time of assessment and any relevant licensing and certification requirements. This includes:

  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
  • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
  • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
  • formal relevant qualifications in training and assessment
  • having knowledge of and/or experience using the latest techniques and processes
  • possessing a high level of RII training product knowledge
  • having an understanding and knowledge of legislations and regulations relevant to the industry and to employment and workplaces
  • demonstrating the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence as outlined in this unit of competency, and
  • the minimum years of current** work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below in an industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit.

It is also acceptable for the appropriately qualified assessor to work with an industry expert to conduct assessment together and for the industry expert to be involved in the assessment judgement. The industry expert must hold the relevant vocational competencies and have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided and must work alongside a trainer and/or assessor to conduct the assessment. This means the industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit), and must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed:

Industry sector

AQF indicator level***

Required assessor or industry subject matter expert experience

Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Infrastructure

1

1 year

2

2 years

Drilling, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying), Metalliferous Mining and Civil Infrastructure

3-6

3 years

Other sectors

Where this unit is being assessed outside of the resources and infrastructure sectors assessor and/or industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

*Guidance on simulated environments has been stipulated in the RII Companion Volume Implementation Guide located on VETNet.

**Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to industry by conducting a minimum number of site assessments as determined by the relevant industry sector, across various locations.

*** While a unit of competency does not have an AQF level, where a unit is being delivered outside of a qualification the first numeric character in the unit code should be considered as the AQF indicator level for assessment purposes.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272