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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Plan and prepare for loading and unloading cargo/goods
  2. Load cargo/goods
  3. Secure cargo/goods
  4. Protect cargo/goods
  5. Conduct housekeeping activities
  6. Unload cargo/goods

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

locates and applies relevant legislation, documentation, policies and procedures

implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient loading and unloading cargo/goods including:

planning and preparing for loading activities

loading goods/cargo, securing goods/cargo

protecting goods/cargo

conducting housekeeping activities

unloading goods/cargo

works effectively with others to undertake and complete the loading and unloading cargo/goods that meet all of the required outcomes including:

communicating and coordinating activities with others throughout the work activity

demonstrates completion of loading and unloading cargo/goods that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:

locating emergency information panels and identifying appropriate action to be taken in the event of an emergency

performing equipment pre-start checks to ensure equipment is ready for operation

securing work area with barricades and signage

identifying load characteristics including whether hazardous and dangerous goods and how they should managed

securing at anchor points and adjusting loads for movement

using appropriate loading techniques to safely and efficiently move load

completing written documentation for travel of cargo/goods

identifying containers and goods coding, ADG and IMDG markings

cleaning, maintaining and storing auxiliary service equipment, document and report issues/defects

using appropriate unloading techniques

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the following when loading and unloading cargo/goods:

relevant Australian standards and regulations including state/territory mass and loading regulations

Australian and international regulations and code of practice for the handling and transport of dangerous goods and hazardous substances

breakdown procedures

bund construction and maintenance procedures

contaminant identification and control

approved dust suppression and extraction methods

drainage principles

hauling procedures

emergency procedures

environmental procedures

equipment processes, technical capability and limitations

equipment safety requirements

hazardous goods procedures and consequences of spills

identifying repair requirements

isolation procedures

site operational system

night and day working procedures

relevant WHS procedures

operational procedures and checks

road rules

signage erection procedures

site procedures

site safety requirements

wet and dry working procedures