This unit covers using personal protective equipment (PPEs), identifying the particular hazards and emergency procedures, and observing safe working practices in that environment.

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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: - undertaking risk assessment; - communicating with others; - performing proper manual handling techniques, and; - interpreting safety signage, labelling and placarding.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - dangerous goods classification and labelling/placarding; - testing, use and maintenance of PPE; - inherent hazardous properties of the chemicals to be used; - interpretation of the relevant MSDS; - basic fire fighting procedures; - site-specific emergency plan procedures; - chemical spill confinement procedures; - dangerous occurrence (near miss) reporting procedures, and; - hierarchy of control.

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