Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Safety Compliance Project

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Case for change

“Skills in specialist paper making and pulping processes to meet compliance requirements” has been identified as a priority skill area in the 2017 Pulp and Paper Manufacturing IRC Skills Forecast (see page 20). Skills Impact and the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will take this project through a process that adheres to the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

Download the IRC Skills Forecast (see page 20)

Project Plan

Project Scope

This project will review units of competency from the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package with regard to occupational health and safety, so they reflect current industry skills standards and practices and all job functions are accurately described.

Scroll down to view the list of units that will be reviewed in this project, and the various skilled activities they cover.

There are many and varied health and safety risks and hazards pertaining to pulp and paper manufacturing sites, including hazardous chemical use, extreme heat and steam, and use of large machinery. The project will update specific skills and aspects with the current workplace health and safety requirements for a range of specialist paper making and pulping processes.

Many pulp and paper manufacturing sites are recognised by Worksafe Australia as major hazard facilities and it is crucial that the training package reflects the requirements set out to maintain that licence, and in other legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

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Relevant Occupations
  • Pulp and Paper Machine Operators and Technicians
  • Production Specialists
  • Production Managers

 

Key Deliverables

The project aims to review and improve forty (40) units of competency from the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package to update specific skills with the current workplace health and safety requirements as guided by industry consultation. The project includes developing 10 skills sets for specialist operators.

 

Timeline

November 2017
Initial scoping

December 2017 – January 2018
Development of draft materials

February 2018
Industry consultation of draft materials

March 2018
Industry validation of final drafts

April 2018
Finalisation of training package components

April – May 2018
Independent quality assurance, and edit and equity review of training package components

June 2018
IRC consideration for sign-off and submission for endorsement

 

Project Team
Michelle Clayton Project Manager/Training Package Specialist, ForestWorks mclayton@forestworks.com.au
Tim Cleary Project Officer, ForestWorks tcleary@forestworks.com.au
Appointed as required Skills Development Specialist

 

Technical Experts

A Technical Advisory Committee will be established to provide technical input to the review and development of units, skill sets and qualifications.

If you are interested in applying to be a technical expert and are able to volunteer your time to this project, please email details of your expertise to mclayton@forestworks.com.au

Units that will be will be reviewed

Below is a list of the current units that will be reviewed as part of this project. Click on the unit name to view the existing unit on training.gov.au.

Skills sets will be developed for specialist operators, as guided by industry consultation.

Development

Work has begun on the review and development of units of competency and skills sets from within the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing (PPM) Training Package. Specifically:

  • 40 Units of Competency are being reviewed against jobs roles and procedures relating to Major Hazard Facility (MHF) licensing requirements.
  • The drafting of up to 10 skill sets, which will be the first skill sets to be included in the PPM Training Package.

Draft materials will be available for consultation in the near future.

 

Technical Experts

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been established and includes the following members:

  • Denise Campbell-Burns, National OHS Unit, CFMEU
  • Robert Moore, Visy
  • Adam Wookey, Federation Training

Additional subject matter experts are welcome and invited. If you would like to contribute technical expertise to the project, please email mclayton@forestworks.com.au

 

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Consultation

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Validation

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Finalisation

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