Store materials

This unit describes the outcomes required to plan and operate a timber racking system and storage bay, including the receipt and despatch of packs of timber and timber productsGeneral workplace legislative and regulatory requirements apply to this unit; however there are no specific licensing or certification requirements at the time of publicationThis unit replaces FPICOT2228A Store materials


The unit involves storing materials in a forest products factory setting

The skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority


Not Applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for storage

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to storing materials are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of material to be stored is inspected and checked for grading and labelling in line with site procedures

1.4. Required storage locations are selected and isolated in line with site procedures

1.5. Lifting equipment and assistance with lifting are selected and requested

1.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Receive materials

2.1. Packs containing material to be stored are placed on stand, frame or ground in line with site operating procedures

2.2. Packs are released/unbound in a clear area to avoid injury to personnel or damage to material

2.3. Material is checked to meet labelled or expected content

2.4. Packs not meeting the order or containing contaminated material are reported to appropriate personnel

2.5. Area is regularly cleared of packing and loose material in line with site operating procedures and environmental requirements

3. Store materials

3.1. Material is separated by size and placed in planned storage locations

3.2. Material not meeting quality requirements is disposed of in line with site procedures

3.3. Storage locations are labelled in line with site systems

3.4. Records and reports are accurately completed, processed and maintained in line with workplace procedures

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Required skills

Technical skills sufficient to use and maintain relevant tools, machinery and equipment; efficiently and safely receive and store timber and timber products

Communication skills sufficient to use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others; locate, record and report information

Literacy skills sufficient to follow legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for storing timber and timber products

Numeracy skills sufficient to measure, estimate and calculate time required to complete a task

Problem solving skills sufficient to review and identify work requirements; identify problems and faults; demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Required knowledge

Applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices relevant to the full range of processes for storing materials

Environmental protection requirements, including the safe disposal of waste material (including preservative treated timber)

Organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for storing materials

Environmental risks and hazards

Criteria for recycling and re-using material

Methods of visual estimation, grading, colour identification and tagging

Industry standard cross sections and lengths

Storage systems and labelling procedures

Established communication channels and protocols

Problem identification and resolution strategies, and common fault finding techniques

Types of tools and equipment, and procedures for their use, operation and maintenance

Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimating and measuring, including calculating time to complete tasks

Procedures for recording and reporting workplace information

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence that they can safely and efficiently receive timber or timber products, and sort and store them in line with organisational requirements

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to, and satisfy, all of the requirements of the elements of this unit and include demonstration of:

following applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislative and regulatory requirements and codes of practice relevant to storing materials

following organisational policies and procedures relevant to storing materials

preparing for, receiving and inspecting a pack of timber or timber products for storage

sorting a pack of timber, and moving and allocating its contents to storage locations in line with organisational requirements

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or realistically simulated workplace

Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints

Assessment of required knowledge, other than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in an off-site context

Assessment is to follow relevant regulatory or Australian Standards requirements

The following resources should be made available:

workplace location or simulated workplace

materials and equipment relevant to undertaking work applicable to this unit

specifications and work instructions

Method of assessment

Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the FPI11 Training Package

Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of required knowledge

Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with questioning on required knowledge and it must also reinforce the integration of employability skills

Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access and correctly interpret and apply the required knowledge

Assessment may be applied under project-related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process

Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances

Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of other units of competency

The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate

Assessment practices should take into account any relevant language or cultural issues related to Aboriginality, gender or language backgrounds other than English

Where the participant has a disability, reasonable adjustment may be applied during assessment

Language and literacy demands of the assessment task should not be higher than those of the work role

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

OHS requirements:

are to be in line with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulations, and organisational safety policies and procedures, and may include:

personal protective equipment and clothing

safety equipment

first aid equipment

fire fighting equipment

hazard and risk control

fatigue management

elimination of hazardous materials and substances

safe forest practices, including required actions relating to forest fire

manual handling including shifting, lifting and carrying

Environmental requirements may include:


organisational policies and procedures

workplace practices

Legislative requirements:

are to be in line with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, certification requirements and codes of practice and may include:

award and enterprise agreements

industrial relations

Australian Standards

confidentiality and privacy


the environment

equal opportunity


relevant industry codes of practice

duty of care

Organisational requirements may include:


organisational and site guidelines

policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility

quality assurance

procedural manuals

quality and continuous improvement processes and standards

OHS, emergency and evacuation procedures

ethical standards

recording and reporting requirements

equipment use, maintenance and storage requirements

environmental management requirements (waste minimisation and disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines)

Materials may include:

native timber species

imported timber species

dressed timber

in-the-rough timber

stress and non-stress graded timber

preservative treated timber

medium density fibreboard

laminated veneer

chipboard, fibreboard and other manufactured board products

coated and/or treated timber products

hardware products

building materials

landscape products

Work order is to include:

instructions for the receipt, despatch and storing of timber and timber products to or from the designated storage location

and may include:





instructions for the environmental monitoring of work and procedures

environmental care requirements relevant to the work

Appropriate personnel may include:






Inspection and checking for grading and labelling may include:

visual estimation

confirmation of stress-grading

identification and categorisation of standard cross sections and length


colour identification

general information labelling


Storage locations may include:

storage racks

storage bays



pallet boxes

modularised storage components

temporary stacking bays (stand, frame or ground)

and may be divided into:

standard product classification

product designation



stack number



shelf life

stock rotation position

Lifting equipment and assistance may include:

fork lifts


trolley jacks

gantry cranes


assistance with lifting, such as:

involving two or more personnel to lift materials manually or to guide the movement of mechanical equipment

Communication may include:

verbal and non-verbal language

constructive feedback

active listening

questioning to clarify and confirm understanding

use of positive, confident and cooperative language

use of language and concepts appropriate to individual social and cultural differences

control of tone of voice

Pack release and unbinding may include:

removing wrapping material

controlling the release cutting of binding straps clear of other personnel

controlling the shifting of materials after release

carefully disposing of all packing materials

Size may include:

cross sectional size






Quality requirements may include:

inspection and acceptance of material that does not exceed organisational specifications for:





insect defects


resin pockets

Disposing of may include:

recycling material that does not meet quality requirements

re-using material that does not meet quality requirements

redirecting material that does not meet quality requirements for energy recovery

Records and reports may include:

product type


inspection information

grading and labelling outcomes

storage locations

quality outcomes



equipment malfunctions

and may be:


computer-based system

other appropriate organisational communication system


Not Applicable

Competency Field

Common Technical

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills

Licensing Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor