Course Title: Conduct safe handling of laundry chemicals

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5530C

Course Title: Conduct safe handling of laundry chemicals

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3286 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to handle and work with chemicals commonly used in laundry operations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTLA2001A Conduct safe handling of laundry chemicals


1. Access workplace information on cleaning chemicals

Performance Criteria:

1.1Relevant regulations and codes of practice relating to the control of hazardous substances are identified
1.2Workplace information regarding the safe handling of cleaning chemicals is accessed
1.3 Workplace procedures relating to cleaning chemicals are identified
1.4 Personal responsibilities in working with cleaning chemicals are identified
1.5Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for cleaning chemicals are
identified and common terminology interpreted


2.Identify control measures

Performance Criteria:

2.1Risks associated with cleaning chemicals are identified
2.2Measures for controlling risks associated with cleaning chemicals are identified
2.3Personal Protective Equipment relevant to the use of cleaning
chemicals are identified


3.Apply safe handling of cleaning chemicals

Performance Criteria:

3.1Personal Protective Equipment is used correctly
3.2Work area is adequately ventilated and ignition sources eliminated
3.3Cleaning chemicals are handled and stored according to OHS practices and workplace requirements.
3.4Machinery and equipment associated with use of cleaning chemicals are operated safely
3.5OHS issues, faults, or emergencies are reported to the relevant personnel
3.6Accidents and emergencies are acted upon according to procedures for the cleaning chemical
3.7Housekeeping is conducted and work area standards maintained
3.8Cleaning chemicals are disposed of according to regulatory requirements, including MSDS recommendations

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to access workplace information on cleaning chemicals, identify control measures and apply safe handling of cleaning chemicals.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work will be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training.

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 5 means within a workplace training context as follows:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Complete manuals 4 hours
4. Supervised skill development to competency 50 hours
5. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation and your ability to conduct safe handling of laundry chemicals, processes and procedures.  Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify safe handling of laundry chemicals, processes and procedures (you can check the performance criteria above for more detials of these skills.) You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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