Unit of competency details

MARA002 - Contribute to safe cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Oct/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MARA3002A - Contribute to safe cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers 06/Oct/2013


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031705 Marine Craft Operation  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031705 Marine Craft Operation  05/Mar/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. New unit of competency.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to recognise hazards associated with oil and chemical tankers and apply appropriate hazard control measures to ensure safe cargo operation.

This unit applies to seafarers required to assist in the safe operation of oil and chemical tankers.

This unit has links to legislative and certification requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable.

Competency Field

A – Handling Cargo and Vessel Stability

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 

Recognise characteristics of tanker cargo and tankers to ensure the safe transfer and transport of cargo 

1.1

Features of various types of oil and chemical tankers are outlined

1.2

Cargo operations of tankers are identified

1.3

Properties of cargo being transported are identified and their impact on safety, the environment and vessel operations is recognised

1.4

Hazards associated with the transport of cargo are clarified according to emergency response documentation

1.5

Hazard controls associated with tanker cargo are employed according to organisational procedures

2 

Comply with legislative and organisational requirements for safe transfer and transport of tanker cargo 

2.1

Safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS) relevant to cargo are accessed and procedures for tanker safety and safety management are identified

2.2

SDS/MSDS are interpreted to identify relevant cargo-related hazards to the vessel and to personnel

2.3

Legislative and organisational requirements are interpreted to identify appropriate actions for safe transfer and transport of cargo

3 

Take precautions to prevent hazards 

3.1

Organisational policies and procedures to minimise hazards are identified

3.2

Type and severity of hazard posed by cargo is recognised

3.3

Transfer and transport of cargo is monitored to prevent hazards

3.4

Monitoring equipment , where installed, is regularly inspected and used according to organisational procedures

4 

Act on becoming aware of a hazardous situation 

4.1

Source of hazard is identified according to organisational procedures

4.2

Risk is assessed considering severity and likelihood of consequences

4.3

Control measures to minimise risk are implemented to level of responsibility or referred to appropriate person for permission or further action

4.4

Containment procedures are applied where appropriate

4.5

Appropriate safety procedures are followed and personal protective equipment is used according to organisational procedures

4.6

Risk is eliminated where possible, and if not practical, actions are taken to control risk

4.7

Appropriate firefighting equipment is identified to carry out firefighting operations

5 

Take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of oil or chemicals 

5.1

Procedures to prevent pollution are identified and observed at all times

5.2

Measures to prevent pollution during normal and emergency situations are applied according to regulatory requirements and organisational procedures

5.3

All relevant information is immediately reported to appropriate persons when a spill is detected or a malfunction has occurred that poses a risk of a spill

5.4

All required spill containment procedures are correctly implemented according to regulatory requirements and organisational procedures

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Features of various types of oil and chemical tankers must include:

  • general arrangement and construction
  • types of oil and chemical tankers

Cargo operations must include:

  • cargo handling equipment
  • loading, unloading and care in transit
  • piping systems and valves
  • tank cleaning, purging, gas-freeing and inerting

Properties must include:

  • chemical symbols
  • pressure and temperature including vapour pressure/temperature relationship
  • types of electrostatic charge generation

Cargo must include:

  • chemicals
  • oil

Hazards must include:

  • corrosion hazards
  • electrostatic hazards
  • environmental hazards
  • explosion and flammability hazards
  • health hazards
  • pressure hazards
  • reactivity hazards
  • sources of ignition
  • toxicity hazards
  • vapour leaks and clouds

Hazard controls must include:

  • anti-static measures
  • atmospheric control
  • cargo inhibition
  • gas testing
  • importance of cargo compatibility
  • inerting, drying and monitoring techniques
  • segregation
  • ventilation

Firefighting equipment must include:

  • firefighting agents
  • fixed dry chemical systems
  • fixed foam systems
  • portable foam systems

Measures must include:

  • assisting in implementing shipboard spill containment procedures
  • reporting relevant information to the responsible person

Unit Mapping Information

This is a new unit. This unit is equivalent to MARA3002A Contribute to safe cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=772efb7b-4cce-47fe-9bbd-ee3b1d1eb4c2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. New unit of competency.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • communicating clearly and effectively
  • correctly identifying safety data sheets (SDS)/material safety data sheets (MSDS), relevant cargo-related hazards to vessel and to personnel, and taking appropriate action
  • ensuring cargo operations are carried out according to accepted principles and procedures to ensure safety of operations
  • identifying and acting on becoming aware of hazardous situation
  • interpreting and applying knowledge of tanker layouts, tanker cargo features, characteristics and hazards, and related hazard prevention strategies to duties on various types of tankers and gas carriers
  • reading and interpreting SDS/MSDS
  • recognising problems and hazards that can arise when managing safety on a tanker, taking appropriate remedial action and initiating appropriate solutions.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • actions to be taken in the event of spillage
  • cargo pumps
  • corrosion hazards
  • effects of oil and chemical pollution on human and marine life
  • features and characteristics of various types of tanker cargo
  • functions and processes for the calibration of various types of measuring instruments and devices used to test environments on tankers and gas carriers
  • general arrangement and construction of tankers
  • hazard controls
  • hazard control procedures on tankers and gas carriers
  • hazards and control measures associated with tanker cargo operations
  • hazards associated with:
  • tanker operations
  • carriage of bulk liquids and gases
  • hazards to the environment
  • information on SDS/MSDS
  • Loading and unloading
  • measures to be taken in the event of spillage
  • physical properties of oil and chemicals
  • piping systems and valves
  • principles of chemistry as they relate to tanker operations
  • procedures for the safe use of personal protective equipment
  • procedures to prevent air and water pollution
  • reactivity hazards
  • shipboard procedures to prevent pollution
  • tanker cleaning, purging, gas-freeing and inerting
  • tanker safety culture and safety management
  • terminology relating to the structure capacities and operations of various types of tankers and gas carriers
  • types of oil and chemical tankers
  • work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and work practices.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVR)/Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) assessor requirements.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • tools, equipment, machinery, materials and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
  • applicable documentation such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operational manuals
  • range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=772efb7b-4cce-47fe-9bbd-ee3b1d1eb4c2

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