Load and unload goods/cargo

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Load and unload goods/cargo (TLID2004)

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This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to load and unload goods and cargo in accordance with relevant state/territory roads and traffic authority regulations/permit requirements.

It includes loading and unloading goods and cargo, securing and protecting a load and completing all required documentation.

Work is performed under general supervision within a team environment.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training course, participants will:

1. Load and unload goods/cargo 1.1 Load characteristics are identified and taken into account when determining appropriate loading and unloading workplace procedures
1.2 Job hazards are identified and required action is taken to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
1.3 Dangerous or hazardous goods are identified and handled in accordance with the current Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code and other relevant regulations/permit requirements
1.4 Load is packed/unpacked to make safe and effective use of available spaces
1.5 Goods/cargo are loaded in accordance with relevant mass and loading regulations and workplace procedures
1.6 Lifting aids and appliances are selected and used to aid loading procedures in accordance with workplace procedures and safety legislation
1.7 Unloading activities are conducted in a safe and efficient manner taking into account suitable locations, stowage, safe use of equipment and balance of remaining load
1.8 Goods requiring special handling and/or documentation are identified and workplace procedures are followed
1.9 Relocated material is restacked appropriate for transport method, safe height, weight loading, size and crushability of goods
2. Secure and protect load 2.1 Load distribution is checked to ensure it is even, legal and within safe working capacity
2.2 Load is checked to ensure dangerous goods and hazardous substances are appropriately segregated in accordance with current ADG Code
2.3 Load is secured using correct load restraint and protection equipment for different loads, carrying and storage conditions
2.4 Load is protected in accordance with legal and workplace safety requirements
3. Complete documentation 3.1 Load is inspected and checked for security to travel, in accordance with relevant regulations/permit requirements and current ADG Code, as required
3.2 All required goods documentation is completed in accordance with workplace requirements including current ADG Code, as required


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