NZQA registered unit standard 23335 version 2 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
23335 version 2
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Title
Receive and contain hazardous waste at a specified site
Level
3
Purpose
Credits
2
This unit standard is for people working in the waste handling
and resource recovery industries with responsibility for
receiving waste and resources.
People credited with this unit standard are able to receive and
contain hazardous waste at a specified site.
Classification
Solid Waste > Hazardous and Special Waste Management
Available grade
Achieved
Entry information
Critical health and
safety prerequisites
Unit 23334, Define and identify hazardous and special wastes
and explain safe handling procedures, or demonstrate
equivalent knowledge and skills.
Explanatory notes
1
All work practices must comply with the following:
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996;
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992;
Resource Management Act 1991;
NZS 5433:1999 Transport of Dangerous Goods on Land available at
http://www.standards.co.nz.
2
Hazard controls, safety procedures, and personal protective equipment must be used
throughout operations in accordance with company procedures.
The personal protective equipment worn must be the handler’s personal set.
3
Definitions
Classes refer to classes of hazardous properties listed in Part 5 of the Hazardous
Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001 plus Class 7 – radioactive material.
Company procedures mean the documented methods for performing work activities
and include health and safety, environmental, and quality management requirements.
They may refer to manuals, codes of practice, or policy statements.
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation
(Incorporated) (MITO)
SSB Code 101542
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
23335 version 2
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Hazardous waste refers to waste that:
contains hazardous substances at sufficient concentrations to exceed the minimum
degrees of hazard specified by Hazardous Substances (Minimum Degrees of
Hazard) Regulations 2001, or
meets the definition for infectious substances included in the Land Transport Rule:
Dangerous Goods 2005 and NZS 5433: 1999 Transport of Dangerous Goods on
Land, or
meets the definition for radioactive material included in the Radiation Protection Act
1965 and Radiation Protection Regulations 1982.
A specified site refers to a facility that receives household and/or commercial rubbish
and/or recyclables, such as a transfer station, resource recovery park, Hazmobile
site, or recycling centre.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Receive and contain hazardous waste at a specified site.
Range
evidence is required of receiving and containing the substances of waste
generally accepted at the site.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Personal protective equipment required for the waste being handled is selected
and used in accordance with company procedures.
Range
1.2
Hazardous waste is identified and separated from the resource and/or waste
stream in accordance with legislation and company procedures.
Range
1.3
containing includes but is not limited to – labelling;
four classes of hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste containers are segregated in designated areas in accordance
with legislation and company procedures.
Range
1.5
four classes of hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste is securely contained and containers are sealed in
accordance with legislation and company procedures.
Range
1.4
gloves, long-sleeved overalls, protective footwear, safety glasses;
may include but is not limited to – splash apron, breathing
apparatus.
two areas.
Documentation for tracking hazardous waste is completed in accordance with
legislation and company procedures.
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation
(Incorporated) (MITO)
SSB Code 101542
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
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23335 version 2
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Procedures for containing small on-site spills of hazardous waste are
demonstrated in accordance with company procedures.
includes but is not limited to – location of spill kit, evacuation
alarm, disposal of clean-up material.
Range
Planned review date
31 December 2019
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
25 October 2007
31 December 2017
Review
2
16 April 2015
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0114
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (Incorporated) (MITO)
[email protected] if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation
(Incorporated) (MITO)
SSB Code 101542
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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