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Shift materials safely by hand
|Unit Descriptor||This competency covers the shifting of materials by hand in a safe manner. It applies to all sectors of the industry. This competency is typically performed by all operators working either independently or as part of a work team.|
|1 . Plan operations.||
|2 . Manually transfer products or materials.||
|3 . Store, stack and/or relocate products or materials.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
This competency applies to all work environments and sectors within the plastics, rubber and cablemaking industry. It includes the operation of all relevant ancillary equipment.
The processes covered by this unit include, but are not limited to:
movement of materials
stacking/storing/relocating of materials.
Loads to be shifted may be, but are not limited to:
All operations are performed in accordance with procedures.
Procedures include all relevant workplace procedures, work instructions, temporary instructions and relevant industry and government codes and standards.
All operations are performed in accordance with standard procedures and work instructions
Tools and equipment
This competency includes tools and equipment such as:
block and tackle
relevant personal protective equipment.
Typical hazards include:
manual handling hazards
Typical problems include:
load too heavy or large for safe, easy moving
load in awkward position for safe, easy moving
clash of work priorities
correct equipment not available.
Appropriate action for problems outside of area of responsibility may be reporting to an appropriate person.
Appropriate action for solving problems within area of responsibility includes asking questions and seeking assistance from appropriate persons/sources.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
It is essential that manual handling principles are applied and that the importance of safe manual handling techniques is known. Competence must be demonstrated in the ability to recognise and analyse potential situations requiring action and then in implementing appropriate action.
It is essential that competence is demonstrated in the knowledge and skills defined in this unit. These may include the ability to apply and/or explain:
correct OHS procedures
appropriate manual handling and lifting/moving techniques
appropriate lifting/moving equipment
relevant inventory systems.
Competence includes the ability to be able to distinguish between jobs which:
may be easily and safely done by a single person
will require assistance from other people
require manual handling equipment
need mechanical lifting aids.
Consistent performance should be demonstrated. For example, look to see that standard operating procedures and all safety procedures are adhered to
Assessment method and context
A holistic approach should be taken to the assessment.
Assessors must be satisfied that the person can consistently perform the unit as a whole, as defined by the Elements, Performance Criteria and skills and knowledge.
Competence in this unit may be assessed:
on a processing plant, allowing for operation under all normal and a range of abnormal conditions
in a situation allowing for the generation of evidence of the ability to respond to problems
by using a suitable simulation and/or a range of case studies/scenarios
through a combination of these techniques.
In all cases it is expected that practical assessment will be combined with targeted questioning to assess the underpinning knowledge and theoretical assessment will be combined with appropriate practical/simulation or similar assessment. Assessors need to be aware of any cultural issues that may affect responses to questions.
Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate and appropriate to the oracy, language and literacy capacity of the assessee and the work being performed.
Specific resources for assessment
This section should be read in conjunction with the Range Statement for this unit of competency. Resources required include suitable access to an operating plant or equipment that allows for appropriate and realistic simulation. A bank of case studies/scenarios and questions will also be required to the extent that they form part of the assessment method. Questioning may take place either in the workplace, or in an adjacent, quiet facility such as an office or lunchroom. No other special resources are required.
Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required. Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities.