Apply Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Principles (USID 11385)

Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within a health and safety environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learners.

Summary of outcomes:
To identify hazards, evaluate and report hazards. To apply preventative measures and explain use and comply with relevant legislation and regulations in the workplace.

Summary of assessment criteria:

  • Different hazards are identified and categorised according to specific area, job category, work procedure, machinery or substances used.
  • The links between work, health, safety and the environment are explained, Recommendations on hazards drafted in H&S structures are reported on and discussed
  • The principle of the hierarchy of control measures to the workplace are applied.
  • The responsibilities, duties and rights of individuals in the workplace and the relevant internal and external bodies are described correctly.

Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace (US ID 102496)

Summary of outcomes:
Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care in the workplace and sustain a basic level of preparedness for health emergencies in the workplace. Demonstrate primary emergency life support for
adults, children and infants according to current international protocols. Keep records of the incident/accident.

Summary of assessment criteria:

  • The aims of primary emergency care are identified in evidence.
  • The principles of emergency scene management are explained and demonstrated in accordance with current accepted emergency care practises, personal protective devices and infectious diseases prevention procedures(universal precautions) used, treatment of casualties, are identified and their purpose and application correctly described and demonstrated.
  • The incident/accident is reported in accordance with current and accepted workplace procedures and policies.

Apply Firefighting techniques (US ID 252250)

A learner credited with this unit standard will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic firefighting equipment.

Summary of outcomes:

Identify different types of fires, explain and practice fire prevention. Operate basic firefighting equipment.

Summary of assessment criteria:

  • The causes of fire are identified in accordance with industry practice.
  • The classes of fires are explained according to industry practice.
  • The prevention of fires is explained in relation to general organisational housekeeping.
  • The type of firefighting equipment is identified in relation to specific types of fires. 
  • Fire prevention is explained in relation to industry safe practices (OHS Act) and company specific procedures. 
  • The steps to be taken when containing fires are described in accordance with organisational procedures.

Operate counter balance lift truck (Forklift) (US ID 242974)

To be able to operate a counter balance lift truck in a safe manner, including pre- and post- inspections, all documentation, handling loading and storage and emergency systems and services in the event of an accident or incident.

Summary of outcomes:

Apply recognised methods for inspecting and recording the operational fitness of all components of the lift truck with reference to safety procedure. Identify and classify freight/loads taking into account documentation, packaging and labelling associated with specific freight and handle loads; store freight in accordance with industry standards and environmental requirements. Achieve maximum work performance of lifting equipment and attachments, to operate equipment in accordance with procedures.

Summary of assessment criteria:

  • Methods for inspecting the operational fitness of all components on the lift truck are described.
  • Pre- and post- inspections are conducted using the operations check sheet, basic fault and defects of the lift truck are identified and recorded in the required format.
  • Freight/loads types are identified and all documentation is explained with examples.
  • The operating functions of lift truck relevant for work environment and different environmental conditions, the effect of the environment and equipment constraints on safe operating procedures and practices, operating equipment is used in accordance with operation instructions and loading guidelines.
  • Corrective actions required to prevent dangerous situations arising.
  • Support systems and emergency services are identified.

Operate Overhead/Gantry crane (US ID 242979)

To understand the functions, safety and suitability of the crane prior to utilization in the freight handling industry. Be able to inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of a crane and to access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.

Summary of outcomes:
Demonstrate knowledge of the functions of a crane and identify the safety and suitability of the crane. Inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of a crane. Operate an overhead crane in a safe and competent manner, access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.

Summary of assessment criteria:

  • The main functions of Overhead Crane’s and all major components is explained
  • The suitability of the crane according to load characteristics, equipment manufacturer’s requirements and environmental conditions.
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and recorded using a logbook
  • Crane performance is monitored and corrective action is taken when necessary

Operate a truck mounted crane (US ID 242978)

Be able to understand the functions of a truck mounted crane while using the crane in a safe and suitable manner. They will also be able to access support and emergency services in the case of an incident or accident in the workplace.

Summary of outcomes:
Demonstrate knowledge and identify the safety and suitability of the crane. Inspect and record the operational fitness of the components of the truck and crane. Operate a Truck Mounted crane. Access available support systems and emergency services in case of incidents and accidents.

Summary of assessment criteria:

  • Demonstrate the functions of a truck mounted crane, the operations of all major components is explained in terms of their functions.
  • Pre-operational checks are carried out according to appropriate checklist e suitability of the crane is identified in accordance with its purpose prior to utilisation.
  • Daily and weekly operator maintenance is performed according to the appropriate post-operational checklist and recorded using a logbook.
  • The purpose and functions of the various controls are explained in accordance with their designed use and manufacturers specifications