Conduct manual fumigation of vertebrate and invertebrate pests

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine type and method of fumigation

1.1. Identify the nature and level of pest presence.

1.2. Determine need for fumigant use within an integrated pest management strategy.

1.3. Select method of fumigant application to suit type of pests and site in accordance with registered product labels, environmental, legislative, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements and industry practice.

1.4. Determine type of fumigant and application rate in accordance with registered product labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and environmental, legislative, OHS and industry practice.

1.5. Identify and report any factors affecting the safe application of fumigants.

1.6. Determine storage capacity to ensure fumigation conditions are in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and environmental, legislative, OHS and industry practice.

1.7. Conduct and record OHS risk assessment for both fumigation and post fumigation re entry.

2. Prepare to use fumigant according to label and MSDS

2.1. Select and check for use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) according to label and MSDSs.

2.2. Define and calculate application/dosage rates.

2.3. Prepared fumigation site to control inadvertent entry or exposure.

2.4. Put in place emergency and confined spaces procedures.

3. Conduct fumigation

3.1. Assess weather conditions and forecasts prior to and during application.

3.2. Created airtight seal in fumigation area to ensure site health and safety, and maximum effectiveness of fumigation in accordance with label and industry practice.

3.3. Where required fumigation site is signposted and barricaded to prevent access.

3.4. Control site until area is suitable for re-use in accordance with label, legislation, standards and enterprise policy.

3.5. Apply fumigant safely and effectively according to label and industry practice.

3.6. Ensure First Aid equipment is available onsite.

4. Monitor fumigation

4.1. Monitored fumigation site to control access and maintain safe conditions during active period for time specified on registered label.

4.2. Monitor fumigation site for pest activity.

4.3. Assess fumigant escape for health and safety implications and take immediate action if required.

5. Ventilate fumigated area

5.1. Calculate time required for ventilation from directions on registered label.

5.2. Determine conditions are suitable for ventilation to minimise risk to health and safety.

5.3. Ventilation method followed is in accordance with registered label, MSDSs, Code of Practice (COP) and enterprise standards.

5.4. Ventilate site is in controlled and safe manner.

6. Clean up following fumigation

6.1. Removed barriers, signs and locks and store for future use.

6.2. Clean, decontaminate, check and store equipment and PPE in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, OHS and industry practice.

6.3. Transport and store fumigants in accordance with label, OHS and industry practice.

6.4. Dispose of all waste in accordance with label, legislative, OHS environmental and industry practice.

7. Record application details

7.1. Record details of fumigant applications in accordance with legislative requirements, label directions, safe operating procedures (SOPs), and industry practice.

7.2. Record details of fumigant used in the chemical inventory/register according to legislation.

7.3. Maintain inventory of PPE.

7.4. Follow procedures and requirements for reporting fumigation details to management/employer.

7.5. Record and report safety incidents or poisoning to the appropriate person or authority in accordance with legislative requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCCHM305A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC31810 - Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management