This unit covers lifting and moving materials manually.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - 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, and; - following oral instructions. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - manual handling techniques; - hazards of incorrect procedures; - NOHSC standards for manual handling, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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