This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use specialised gravity and pressurised liquid bulk transfer equipment in accordance with the current Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code and relevant state/territory regulations.
It includes planning work, transferring liquid bulk in accordance with regulatory and operational requirements, monitoring and operating controls, and completing all operations, as required.
Work is performed under general supervision.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Liquid transfer method is identified for loading and unloading as gravity or pressure
Job hazards are identified and required action is taken to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
Dangerous or hazardous (including regulated waste) or other materials requiring specialised handling are identified and relevant workplace procedures are taken into account when planning work
Precautions are undertaken to eliminate all ignition sources
Traffic flow, vehicle positioning and work area conditions are assessed to ensure safe operation and no injury to people, or damage to equipment, loads or facilities
Characteristics of liquid, transfer and holding method are taken into account when evaluating procedural requirements, special precautions for method, equipment and, as required, appropriate attachments to transfer load
Potential occurrences in work area that may affect safety and efficiency of operations are reported to appropriate personnel
Liquid transfer is planned, taking into account requirements of load, transfer method, storage facility, transport mode, load weight, volume, viscosity and equipment capacity
Load is checked prior to and at completion of transfer to ensure ullage and/or maximum permitted capacity complies with current ADG Code
Adjustments are made to process to accommodate special requirements such as temperature control and combustion
Required personal protective equipment, signage, barriers and special precautions are identified in plan and utilised
Procedures to deal with spills, leakages and ruptures are identified
Equipment is prepared and appropriate attachments are fitted
Equipment controls are checked for correct operational status before commencing transfer
Instruments and gauges are monitored during operations to ensure operation is in accordance with manufacturer specifications, workplace schedule and safety requirements
Speed of operation is managed for safety and efficiency of materials movement and equipment operations
Faults or damage to equipment are immediately reported to appropriate personnel
Monitor and operate controls
Equipment controls are monitored and operated in accordance with manufacturer operating instructions
Control systems are monitored in accordance with statutory authority regulations, manufacturer guidelines and site operating procedures
Materials are moved without injury to personnel or damage to equipment or goods
Faults are identified and reported in accordance with workplace procedures
Equipment is shut down in accordance with manufacturer guidelines without injury to personnel or damage to equipment, loads or facilities in accordance with workplace procedures
Clean up methods for transfer equipment are completed in accordance with workplace procedures
Equipment is secured in accordance with securing procedures for appropriate equipment
Workplace documentation is completed and filed in accordance with workplace procedures
Evidence of Performance
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:
applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures
checking equipment compliance plate for equipment capability
communicating effectively with others
completing relevant documentation
estimating mass, volume and special requirements of liquid bulk product
identifying and correctly using equipment required to transfer liquid bulk product
identifying goods coding, International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code markings and emergency information panels
interpreting and following operational instructions and prioritising work
monitoring transfer equipment performance
monitoring work activities in terms of planned schedule
operating and adapting to differences in transfer equipment in accordance with manufacturer and operating procedures
reading and interpreting relevant instructions, procedures, information and signs
selecting and using required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) standards
servicing transfer equipment in terms of maintenance schedule and operating procedures
working collaboratively with others
working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.
Evidence of Knowledge
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:
Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code and relevant state/territory mass and loading regulations as they apply to vehicles transporting liquid bulk product
hazards involved in transferring liquid bulk product using specialised equipment and ways and means of controlling the risks involved
hazard management consistent with the principle of hierarchy of control with elimination, substitution, isolation and engineering control measures being selected before safe working practices and personal protective equipment
housekeeping standards and procedures
manufacturer operators instructions/manuals
methods of securing a vehicle following transfer of liquid bulk product
problems, faults or malfunctions that may occur when transferring liquid bulk product using specialised equipment and action that should be taken to prevent or resolve these problems
relevant permit, and health and safety requirements
risks when transferring liquid bulk product and related precautions to control the risk
WHS/OHS procedures and guidelines for using specialised liquid bulk transfer equipment
workplace procedures and policies for efficiently using specialised gravity and/or pressurised equipment to transfer liquid bulk product.
As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.
Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Resources for assessment include:
a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, current ADG Code, codes of practice and operation manuals
relevant materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.
Non-essential conditions can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.
D â€“ Load Handling