• TLID1307C - Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to move materials mechanically using automated equipment such as automatic guided vehicles, tow motors, high level order pickers, conveyor systems, and mechanised pallet movers. This includes selecting appropriate mechanical moving equipment (where relevant), moving materials/goods in accordance with operational requirements, checking condition of materials/goods and completing all required documentation.


Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant OH&S regulations concerning the movement of materials mechanically using automated equipment.

Work is performed under limited or minimum supervision. It involves the application of the basic principles and routine procedures for the safe movement of materials mechanically using automated equipment.


Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Select load moving equipment


The mechanised handling equipment, the route to be taken and procedures to be used are selected appropriate to the characteristics of the goods


Dangerous goods and hazardous materials are identified and handled in accordance with codes of practice, OH&S requirements and workplace procedures


Move goods


Goods are moved using the selected materials handling equipment in accordance with occupational health and safety regulations, manufacturers instructions and company procedures


Problems in the movement of goods and materials using the automated equipment are identified and are reported in accordance with workplace procedures


Check goods and complete documentation


Moved goods are inspected for possible damage during transit/movement and appropriate action is taken


All required documentation is completed for the tracking of the moved goods in accordance with company requirements

Required Skills


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

Required knowledge:

Regulations relevant to the use of automated equipment to move materials mechanically

Relevant OH&S and environmental protection procedures and guidelines

Workplace procedures and policies for the use of automated equipment to move materials mechanically

Focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for the use of automated equipment to move materials mechanically

The purpose, characteristics, capabilities, requirements and limitations of the automated materials moving equipment

Problems that may occur during the use of automated equipment to move materials mechanically and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve the problems

Risks when using automated equipment to move materials and related precautions to control the risks

Documentation and record requirements

Housekeeping standards procedures required in the workplace

Site layout and obstacles

Required skills:

Communicate effectively with others when using automated equipment to move materials mechanically

Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and signs relevant to the use of automated equipment to move materials mechanically

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Complete documentation related to the use of automated equipment to move materials mechanically

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Work collaboratively with others when using automated equipment to move materials mechanically

Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others

Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems, faults or malfunctions that may arise when using automated equipment to move materials mechanically in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unplanned events

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during work activities

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments

Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Operate and adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards

Monitor performance of automated equipment and take appropriate action where required

Ensure servicing of automated equipment in terms of maintenance schedule and standard operating procedures

Check and replenish fluids (where applicable) and carry out lubrication processes in the course of work activities

Evidence Required

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

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 and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:

the underpinning knowledge and skills

relevant legislation and workplace procedures

other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

Resources for assessment include:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or

access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace

In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:

relevant and appropriate materials and/or equipment, and/or

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation

As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests

Practical assessment must occur:

through appropriately simulated activities at the registered training organisation, and/or

in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

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.

The operations may be conducted:

in a range of work environments

by day or night

in a range of typical weather conditions

Customers may be:

internal or external

Workplaces may comprise:

large, medium or small worksites

Work may be conducted in:

restricted spaces

exposed conditions

controlled or open environments

Mechanised equipment may include a range of goods and materials handling equipment such as:

automatic guided vehicle

tow motors

high level order picker

conveyor system

mechanised pallet mover

Personal protective equipment may include:


safety headwear and footwear

safety glasses

two-way radios

high visibility clothing

Hazards in the work area may include exposure to:


dangerous or hazardous substances

movements of equipment, goods and materials

moving and rotating equipment and vehicles

Personnel in the work area may include:

workplace personnel

site visitors


official representatives

Communication in the work area may include:


electronic data interchange





oral, aural or signed communications

Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

established procedures

Information/documents may include:

goods identification numbers and codes

manifests, bar codes, goods and container identification

manufacturers instructions concerning the use and servicing of automated mechanical equipment

workplace procedures and policies

supplier and/or client instructions

material safety data sheets

codes of practice including the National Standards for Manual Handling and the Industry Safety Code

relevant legislation, regulations and related documentation

award, enterprise bargaining agreement, other industrial arrangements

standards and certification requirements

quality assurance procedures

emergency procedures

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

relevant state/territory OH&S legislation

relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation

workplace relations regulations

workers compensation regulations

ADG Code and regulations


Not applicable.

Employability Skills

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this competency is packaged will assist in identifying employability skill requirements.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.