Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

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 TDTD197B, 'Shift materials safely using manual handling methods'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Assess risks arising from the relocation of the load


Products, goods or materials to be relocated are identified


Locations for storage are determined and potential routes to be followed are identified


Effect of load relocation on original load base is predicted


Points of balance are estimated


Required clearances are compared to available space and adjustments made


Effects of moving contents which may be loose, liquid, dangerous or hazardous are considered


Potential risks in route(s) which may be followed are considered


Risks to self are identified arising from the required lifting, load carrying, set down or movement of the goods


Manual handling procedures for lifting, lowering and carrying, pushing and pulling are identified


Team lifting processes are considered for application


Appropriate personal protective equipment is worn


Plan load relocation


Relocation of the load is planned consistent with the code of practice for manual handling


Process for relocating load is proposed including predicting and planning for potential difficulties


Proposed process is checked against code of practice and workplace procedures for compliance


Relocate load


Actions for lifting, lowering and carrying, pulling and pushing a load are in accordance with workplace procedures and OHS requirements


Applications appropriate for team relocation of load are identified


Team lifting tasks are coordinated


Planned process and route are followed


Relocated materials are set down without damage to goods, personnel or equipment and checked for stability


Relocation is checked to see that it meets work requirements, with any variance(s) reported

Qualifications and Skillsets

TDTD197B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31102 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Driving in a Threat Environment)
  • SIR20207 - Certificate II in Retail
  • SIR20307 - Certificate II in Wholesale
  • DEF31112 - Certificate III in Driving in a Threat Environment