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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Set up storage area in pest management vehicle.
  2. Stock vehicle storage area.
  3. Control and maintain stocks of equipment and chemicals.
  4. Control a pest management vehicle storage area.
  5. Maintain a pest management vehicle.
  6. Respond to emergency situations.

Range Statement

This section specifies work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below.

Compliance requirements must include:

commonwealth, state and territory legislation and local government regulations relating to maintaining pest management vehicle storage areas, including:

pesticide registers and manifests

pesticide use

consumer protection

dangerous goods


public health and safety

environmental requirements relating to maintaining pest management vehicle storage area, including:

clean up, containment or isolation of hazards

company policies and guidelines

emergency chemical spill control measures

hazardous materials handling

licensing requirements for pest management

national and industry codes of practice and advisory standards relating to maintaining pest management vehicle storage areas

regulations, by-laws and guidelines of environmental protection agencies and government departments relating to maintaining pest management vehicle storage areas

work health and safety requirements relating to maintaining pest management vehicle storage areas, including:

injury, dangerous occurrence and incident reporting procedures

procedures for hazard identification, risk assessment and hazard control, including hierarchy of hazard control

requirements of national registration authority and state government authorities

use of safe work methods

work documentation and reporting procedures.

Hazards to be consideredmust include:

animal bites and stings

pesticides and other chemicals


environmental contamination



manual handling

moving vehicles and machinery



slips and trips


ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Equipment must include:

bunding and spill kit

inspection equipment

lockable storage areas

pesticide application equipment

pesticide measuring and mixing equipment

waste disposal containers.

Emergency response procedures must include one of more of the following:

calling emergency numbers, as required

cleaning up

containing hazards


evacuating work site or workplace

isolating hazards

notifying authorities

using PPE.

Safety warnings must include one or more of the following:

charts and posters



signs and placards


Safety information must include:

chemical co-location, separation and segregation requirements

chemical manifests

chemical registers

company policies and procedures

container and package storage arrangements

dangerous goods diamonds

emergency management plans

health and safety information

manufacturer instructions

manufacturer specifications

operation manuals

product labels


waste disposal information.

Personal protective equipment must include:

appropriate eye, ear and respiratory protection

first aid kits appropriate for a range of tasks and locations

site specific PPE and clothing requirements

soap and towel

sun protection.