Store, handle and transport explosives

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIIBLA205A, 'Store, handle and transport explosives'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for storage, handling and transport of explosives

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the storage, handling and transport of explosives

1.2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions for the allocated task

1.3. Identify, manage and report all potential hazards and ensure the work area is safe

1.4. Resolve coordination requirements with others at the site prior to commencing and during work activities

1.5. Identify the explosives and accessories used for different applications

1.6. Classify explosives according to statutory criteria

1.7. Apply safe handling procedures and precautions

2. Access and manage explosives storage

2.1. Gain access to magazine as authorised person

2.2. Maintain compliance requirements for signage, construction, safety and security of magazines, storage limits

2.3. Receive and despatch explosives and record transfers indicating type and quantity together with identity of recipient

2.4. Segregate blasting agents and explosives according to type in magazines and to prevent deterioration, spoilage and spillage

2.5. Ensure rotation of explosives in magazine

2.6. Restrict access to store to authorised persons

2.7. Maintain stock records and report discrepancies

2.8. Conduct housekeeping of magazine

2.9. Complete all required documentation and reports clearly, concisely and on time

2.10. Pass on information regarding explosives stock and storage

3. Prepare to transport explosives

3.1. Receive orders and confirm authority of recipient to possess explosives

3.2. Select sufficient quantities of explosives and associated materials according to blast plan, for safe transport

3.3. Conduct and record results of pre-start check on explosive transport vehicle and confirm presence and operability of relevant safety equipment.

3.4. Carry out vehicle start-up procedures

3.5. Display and ensure legibility of relevant signs on vehicles

3.6. Load vehicle in accordance with separation and segregation requirements

3.7. Adhere to emergency procedures in case of fire and/or accident

4. Transport explosives

4.1. Communicate with other equipment operators and other persons using appropriate communication methods to advise of explosive movements

4.2. Transport explosives and accessories separately in approved and secured containers

4.3. Transport explosives and accessories to designated location using designated route

4.4. Apply secure and safe driving conventions

4.5. Check that delivery site is suited to explosives storage and that consignment is not left unattended

4.6. Implement emergency procedures to ensure safety of personnel and site

4.7. Return surplus explosives to magazine

4.8. Complete required documentation and reports promptly