This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to obtain a dangerous goods (DG) driver licence to transport DG by road.
The unit covers compliance with regulatory requirements but does not address all the skills and knowledge for the transportation of DG. On achieving this unit and obtaining a licence, further industry specific training will be required to satisfy legislative requirements to transport DG.
The primary legislative requirement applicable to this unit of competency is the Model Subordinate Law on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail, which is reflected in state/territory legislation.
This law, in relation to the safe transport of DG, references the current version of the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code, the Model Act on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, relevant Australian Standards (AS) and relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation including licensing and assessment requirements.
Identify individual organisations and systems for the transport of dangerous goods.
Identify UN numbers, classes and divisions of dangerous goods including packing groups and categories of dangerous goods.
Maintain dangerous goods documentation.
Plan and manage safe transport of dangerous goods.
Check all safety equipment and its serviceability.
Check vehicle and assess suitability of transport mode for intended load.
Follow emergency procedures.
Plan, control and manage transfer of dangerous goods.