23578 Determine and respond to controlled waste in loads

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NZQA registered unit standard
23578 version 2
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Title
Determine and respond to controlled waste in loads entering a solid
waste facility
Level
3
Purpose
Credits
6
This unit standard is for people who work at the entrance to a
solid waste facility, such as a refuse transfer stations, landfill,
managed fill, or cleanfill.
People credited with this unit standard are able to determine
and respond to controlled waste in loads entering a solid waste
facility.
Classification
Solid Waste > Solid Waste Disposal
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:
Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992;
Resource Management Act 1991;
ME510 Module 2 - Hazardous Waste Guidelines: Landfill Waste Acceptance Criteria
and Landfill Classification, May 2004, Ministry for the Environment, available at
http://www.mfe.govt.nz;
ME637 Module 1 - Hazardous Waste Guidelines: Identification and record-keeping,
June 2002, Ministry for the Environment, available at http://www.mfe.govt.nz;
local authority requirements for waste disposal;
The New Zealand Waste Strategy: Reducing Harm, Improving Efficiency 2010
Ministry for the Environment, available at http://www.mfe.govt.nz;
site management plan.
2
Hazard controls, safety procedures, and personal protective equipment must be used
throughout operations in accordance with 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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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.
Controlled waste refers to waste types designated in the site management plan as
requiring special attention.
Prohibited waste refers to waste designated in the site management plan as
prohibited from disposal.
Site management plan refers to documented guidelines and procedures for
operations at the site. It includes consent conditions and legislative requirements.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Determine and respond to controlled waste in loads entering a solid waste facility.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Controlled wastes are identified and their processing is described in accordance
with the site management plan.
Range
1.2
Waste loads are assessed to determine possible presence of controlled waste
in accordance with company procedures.
Range
1.3
assessment by – visual inspection, questioning of driver,
identification of waste generator or industry type, presence of
odour.
Controlled wastes are identified and actions are taken in accordance with
company procedures.
Range
1.4
wastes requiring special attention may include but are not limited
to – asbestos, medical, polystyrene, tyres, dust, green waste, bulk
liquid, explosives, solvent, pressurised cylinder, odorous.
actions may include but are not limited to – document the process,
issue disposal instructions, reject the load.
Communication with the off-loading area to advise of the potential presence of a
controlled or prohibited waste is demonstrated in accordance with company
procedures.
Planned review date
31 December 2019
NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation
(Incorporated) (MITO)
SSB Code 101542
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
23578 version 2
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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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