NZQA registered unit standard 23337 version 2 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
23337 version 2
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Title
Explain safe methods for containing and storing hazardous
substances in the waste handling industry
Level
3
Purpose
Credits
5
This unit standard is for people working in waste handling
industries.
People credited with this unit standard are able to explain safe
methods for containing and storing hazardous substances in
the waste handling industry.
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
References relevant to this unit standard include:
Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996;
Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005;
NZS 5433:1999 Transport of Dangerous Goods on Land;
NZS 8409:2004 Management of agrichemicals available at
http://www.standards.co.nz;
material safety data sheets.
2
Definitions
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.
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
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meets the definition for radioactive material included in the Radiation Protection Act
1965 and Radiation Protection Regulations 1982.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Explain safe methods for containing and storing hazardous substances in the waste
handling industry.
Evidence requirements
1.1
The explanation relates the selection of containers and packaging of hazardous
substances to security, transport, and storage requirements.
Range
1.2
Risks from hazardous waste are identified and explained in relation to short and
long-term storage.
Range
1.3
hazardous waste includes but is not limited to – domestic cleaner,
garden chemical, pool chemical, pressurised container, industrial
by-products.
Explanation of storage methods for hazardous waste identifies hazardous
substances required to be separated from other hazardous substances in
accordance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act.
Range
1.4
container material, filling method, packaging material, seal type,
size, shape, weight;
evidence is required of containers suitable for each of the classes
of dangerous goods in Table A of NZS 5433:1999.
three substances from any of the classes.
Methods of labelling containers and storage areas are explained in terms of
clarity, accuracy, and retention.
Range
storage areas – inside, outdoors.
1.5
Methods for recording the storage of agrichemicals and for disposing of
agrichemical wastes are explained in accordance with s 4.4.7 and s 6 of NZS
8409:2004.
1.6
Explanation of safe methods for containing small quantities of hazardous waste
for transport by private vehicle is consistent with requirements of Land
Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods.
Range
1.7
dangerous goods not transported for hire or direct reward.
Requirements for the storage of hazardous wastes at facilities that allow access
by the public are explained in terms of minimising risks to staff, the public, and
the environment.
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requirements include but are not limited to – location of storage
areas, security, documentation.
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.
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