TLID0021 - Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances

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Unit code: TLID0021 | Study level: TAFE


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances.
It includes identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances, confirming site incident procedures and selecting handling techniques 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.Work is performed under general supervision.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:

  • completing relevant documentation
  • estimating weights and dimensions of loads and any special requirements
  • identifying and assessing handling and storage precautions and requirements for dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances
  • identifying and selecting safety requirements for handling dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances
  • identifying containers and goods coding, markings and emergency information panels for mode of transport and/or for storage selected, as required
  • identifying dangerous goods/hazardous substances using labels, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), 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
  • maintaining workplace records and documentation
  • operating electronic communications equipment to required protocol
  • reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures, regulations, information and signs
  • selecting and using required personal protective equipment (PPE) conforming to industry and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) standards
  • working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.

Required reading

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

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