|Range of VariablesThe Range of Variables explains the range of contexts within which the performance and knowledge requirements of this unit of competency may be assessed. The scope of variables chosen in training and assessment may depend on the work contexts|
What tasks may be included in animal care work?
|Assistance with selecting, catching and restraining animals; basic grooming, cleaning and maintenance; caring for and feeding animals; loading and unloading goods and materials; and carrying out routine maintenance on animal housing, including fixtures and fittings. |
Which instructions may be relevant?
|Instructions may include standard operating procedures, organisational policies and procedures, job specifications, work notes, material safety data sheets, manufacturers' instructions and verbal instructions from managers or supervisors. |
Which tools and equipment may be required for work with animals?
|Tools and equipment may include ropes, chains, leads, collars, blankets, bridles, headstalls, leads, rugs, soap, brushes and combs. |
Which OHS hazards may be associated with animal care work?
|Hazards may include exposure to noise, dust, solar radiation, chemicals, hazardous substances, airborne micro-organisms and micro-organisms in soil. They may also relate to sharp hand tools and equipment, manual handling, holes and uneven or slippery surfaces. |
What are the PPE requirements associated with animal support?
|Personal protective clothing and equipment may include protective footwear, gloves, eye and ear protection, face masks and overalls or industry-specific clothing. |
What waste materials may apply?
|Packaging, broken components and plastic, metal, and paper-based materials. |