Purpose

The person credited with this unit standard is able to handle dangerous goods during warehousing and storage. They are able to classify goods in preparation for storage and prepare these goods for safe transportation. Learners are also able to handle incidents in the event of them happening in accordance with required safety procedures and guidelines.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
• Identifying and classifying dangerous goods in accordance with documentation, packaging and labelling.
• Handling and storing classified goods and substances.
• Preparing the dangerous goods for transportation.
• Taking appropriate actions in the event of accidents in the handling of dangerous goods.

SAQA ID: 242996
NQF Level: 4
Credits: 4
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.

Unit Standard Range

This unit standard requires the individual to undertake the relevant outcomes actions for the identified classes of Dangerous Goods as listed below (as applicable to the specific industry):
Class 1 – explosives.
Class 2 – gases.
Class 3 – flammable liquids.
Class 4 – flammable solids.
Class 5 – oxidizers & organic peroxides.
Class 6 – toxic & infectious substances.
Class 7 – radioactive materials.
Class 8 – corrosives.
Class 9 – miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances.

Specific Outcomes

1. Identify and classify dangerous goods in accordance with documentation, packaging and labelling.
2. Handle and store classified goods and substances.
3. Prepare the dangerous goods for transportation.

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