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TLID0021 Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances

RTO Code:21519

Duration: 1 day (face to face)

Aim: This accredited module provides individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances that includes hazardous chemicals for work, health and safety purposes, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances with considerations to confirming site incident procedures and selecting handling techniques.

The training session will cover the following topics:

· Dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances are identified from information, including class labels, manifests and other documentation;

· Job hazards are identified and required action is taken to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards;

· Storage requirements for dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances are identified and applied;

· Legislative requirements for dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances are known and are used to plan work activities;

· Handling procedures for different classes and characteristics of goods are identified;

· Confirmation is sought from relevant personnel where dangerous goods and/or hazardous materials do not appear to be appropriately marked;

· Incident reporting processes are identified;

· Emergency equipment is identified and checked in accordance with workplace procedures and statutory regulations;

· Emergency procedures are identified and confirmed;

· Load handling and shifting techniques are selected identified in accordance with particular goods and workplace procedures;

· Handling equipment is checked for conformity with workplace requirements and manufacturer guidelines; and

· Suitable signage or placards are checked for compliance with workplace procedures, as required.

· Completing relevant documentation;

· Estimating weights and dimensions of loads and any special requirements;

· Identifying and assessing handling and storage precautions and requirements for dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances;

· Identifying and selecting safety requirements for handling dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances;

· Identifying containers and goods coding, markings and emergency information panels for mode of transport and/or for storage selected, as required;

· Identifying dangerous goods/hazardous substances using labels, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code markings, HAZCHEM signs and other relevant identification criteria;

· Identifying job and site hazards, and planning work to minimise risks;

· Maintaining workplace records and documentation;

· Operating electronic communications equipment to required protocol;

· Reading, interpreting and following relevant instructions, procedures, regulations, information and signs;

· Selecting and using required personal protective equipment (PPE) conforming to industry and work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) standards;

· Working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment;

· Knowledge of housekeeping standards and workplace procedures;

· Identifying problems that may arise when handling of dangerous goods and hazardous substances and actions that should be taken to prevent or solve these problems;

· Ability to recognising hazards and applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate recognised hazards

· Knowledge of relevant regulations, codes and signage concerning handling dangerous goods and hazardous substances;

· Identifying risks when handling dangerous goods and hazardous substances and related precautions to control risk; and

· Knowledge of workplace procedures for handling and storing dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

Learner Needs:

In order to identify individual learners' requirements, please bring to our attention candidate that has any needs such as; literacy, access or, medical restrictions so arrangements can be made prior to course commencement.

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements:

· In order to be successful in the unit, the student must have sufficient English written and oral language skills to enable clear and direct communication with the trainer/assessor and other students.

· Students must be able to; collaborate effectively with others, whilst completing and risk assessment, manage a simulated spill and complete a short assessment.

If you have any concerns regarding these requirements, please contact our friendly HAZCON training team to discuss what assisted learning options we have available to you.

Required to bring on the day:

  • Proof of ID (driver's licence or equivalent, with a photo); brought to the training course; and
  • The participant has provided their Unique Student Identifier number; If participants do not have a USI Number, please create one by logging onto www.usi.gov.au.


· During the day, there is a theory assessment which contains a mix of multiple choice questions and short answers as well as simulated practical work demonstrations.

· If a client wishes to use their templates, for the assessment process these documents must be provided as per the Methodology.

· If required; students are provided with two re-assessment opportunities on the day.

Access to our appeals process is available in our student handbook, should the student wish to consider that option if competency hasn't been achieved after two re-assessment opportunities.

Note: A simulated practical work demonstration may involve spill management, where suitable material will be used by the student to demonstrate competency.

HAZCON will issue a TLID0021 Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances certificate upon:

  • Successful completion of the training course
  • Provision of identification and the completion of administration documentation; as listed above.

Would you like to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)?

If you have employees you believe have industry skills, knowledge and experience handling dangerous goods and hazardous substances then they may be eligible for RPL. Please contact the Business Services Manager to discuss the RPL  process for candidates.


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