CPPCLO3019 – Transfer waste to disposal unit Copy

CPPCLO3019 – Transfer waste to disposal unit Copy


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Element 3: Transfer waste to disposal unit

3.1 – Waste is removed from site according to health and safety, and company requirements

3.2 – Waste is transported to disposal units by shortest practical safest route and according to health and safety, and company requirements

By the end of this chapter, the learner will be able to:

  • Remove waste from site
  • Transport waste to disposal units by appropriate method
  • Understand and follow health and safety/company requirements

Removing waste

There are various methods of removing waste from a site. You will need to analyse which is best for your organisation and organise for it to be completed.

Waste may be removed through:

  • Contractors: Independent contractors can pick up waste and dispose of it themselves. This may be useful if you have large amounts of waste or specialist, hazardous waste which can’t be dealt with by others
  • Collections: Local governments offer collection services for general waste. These are generally free although exact services and times may vary
  • Employees: If it is safe and you have appropriate transportation, you or other employees may transport the waste to disposal units. Be sure that this is hygienic (especially for biological waste) and the waste is securely contained.

Third-party contractors may be employed by the organisation to remove, treat or dispose of waste. These are usually employed if the organisation doesn’t have the skills or facilities to do so safely. You should communicate to them any changes with the waste management plan. Their services may include recycling, disposing, recovering, incinerating and transporting waste. They are likely to have access to specialist facilities like landfills, anaerobic respiration plants, incinerators and other treatment stations.

Ultimately, waste may be disposed of by:

Reduction and reuse

Animal feeding






(Source: http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/waste-management-and-waste-disposal-methods.php)


Organisations may also create policies regarding their own waste disposal. They will govern how waste should be disposed of and the principles it should follow (e.g. to minimise waste generation). 

You should work with the organisation to establish what (if any) policies they have and how they are currently enacted. There may be various interpretations of them which you should discuss with the relevant people.

Australian Dangerous Goods Code

Dangerous Goods are substances or articles that are hazardous to people and the property. They may be explosives, gases, chemicals, flammable solids or liquids or toxic substances. The Australian Dangerous Good (or ADG) Code classifies the various substances. A lot of care is needed to handle, store and transport these chemicals.

The Dangerous Goods Handling Regulations are designed to prevent accidents and to provide safety standards to protect the community, the worker and the environment from the effects of fires and explosions.

When transferring goods with special requirements, you may need to consider:


Packaging and performance testing

Use of bulk containers

Marking and signage

Vehicle requirements

Segregation and storage

Transfer of bulk dangerous goods


Safety equipment, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Equipment to assist with manual handling

Procedures during transport emergencies

Dangerous goods list with UN numbers.

Substances have a range of safety signage, see below:

(Source: https://infrastructure.gov.au/transport/australia/dangerous/dg_code_7e.aspx)