TLID2003 - Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

    Unit code: TLID2003 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances in accordance with relevant work health safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations concerning the safe handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances, within the transport and logistics industry.

    It includes identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances, confirming site incident procedures and selecting handling techniques.  Work is performed under general supervision.


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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:

    • communicating and working effectively with others;
    • completing relevant documentation;
    • determining required permits;
    • estimating weight and dimensions of load and any special requirements;
    • identifying and assessing handling and storage precautions and requirements for dangerous goods/hazardous substances;
    • identifying and selecting safety requirements for handling dangerous goods/hazardous substances;
    • identifying containers and goods coding, markings and emergency information panels for mode of transport storage selected;
    • identifying dangerous goods/hazardous substances using labels, International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code markings, HAZCHEM signs and other relevant identification criteria;
    • identifying job and site hazards, and planning work to minimise risks;
    • implementing contingency plans;
    • maintaining workplace records and documentation;
    • modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments;
    • monitoring and prioritising work activities in terms of planned schedule, predicting consequences and identifying improvements;
    • operating and adapting to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures;
    • operating electronic communications equipment to required protocol;
    • reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures, regulations, information and signs;

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

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