Maintaining OHS and General Housekeeping – Unit Standard 8016

Safe Movement and handling of material at the workplace

Handling and storing materials involve diverse operations such as: Hoisting tons of steel with a crane; driving a truck loaded with concrete blocks; carrying bags or materials manually; and stacking palletized bricks or other materials such as drums, barrels, kegs, and lumber. The efficient handling and storing of materials are vital to industry. In addition to raw materials, these operations provide a continuous flow of parts and assemblies through the workplace and ensure that materials are available when needed. Unfortunately, the improper handling and storing of materials often result in costly injuries.

This course will ensure that the trainee is able to:

  • Monitor, report and advise on the application of safety & health principles regarding the movement of people and handling of materials in and around the workplace.

Duration: 2 days

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