This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to apply regulatory and workplace requirements for the inspection of meat transport containers and vehicles.
Inspection of containers and trucks prior to the transport of meat products is a mandatory requirement and is undertaken by meat safety and/or Quality Assurance (QA) officers.
All work should be carried out to comply with workplace and regulatory requirements.
This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of othersâ€™ work within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit must be delivered and assessed in the context of Australian meat processing standards and regulations.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Inspect meat transport container or vehicle
1.1 Identify regulatory and workplace requirements for vehicles and containers
1.2 Identify and explain sources of potential contamination
1.3 Inspect meat transport vehicle or container for compliance with licensing requirements
1.4 Inspect meat transport vehicle or container for compliance with regulatory and workplace requirements
1.5 Take corrective action if vehicles or containers do not meet workplace or regulatory requirements
1.6 Complete reports to workplace requirements
1.7 Observe workplace health and safety requirements whilst conducting inspections
Evidence of Performance
The candidate must apply regulatory and workplace requirements for the inspection of meat transport containers and vehicles.
The candidate must:
assess vehicle against workplace and regulatory standards and requirements
identify non-conformance in hygiene and sanitation, workplace health and safety, and licensing requirements
apply mathematical applications relevant to work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
follow enterprise and regulatory inspection procedures for meat transport vehicles
prepare reports clearly and concisely in standard formats
follow workplace health and safety requirements whilst conducting inspections
take corrective action if vehicle or container does not meet workplace or regulatory requirements
Evidence of Knowledge
The candidate must demonstrate a broad factual, technical and theoretical knowledge of:
potential sources of contamination
regulatory and enterprise hygiene and sanitation requirements related to inspection of meat transport vehicles or containers
licensing and registration requirements for meat transport vehicles
Assessment has to utilise actual containers or vehicles for inspection activities.
Candidates must be able to implement current regulatory requirements.
As a minimum, the following three forms of assessment must be used:
quiz of underpinning knowledge
workplace referee or third-party report of performance over time
Assessors must satisfy the current standards for RTOs.
Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.