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Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Safety Compliance Project

Skills Impact has advised of a project that 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. Source: Timberbiz

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.

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.

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