Unit of competency details

DEFEO202D - Establish and maintain the safety and security of explosive warehouses and workshops (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 24/Jan/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced15/Mar/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to DEFEXO003 - Establish and maintain the safety and security of explosive warehouses and workshopsUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Element 1 & 2 merged. PC 1.2 removed, PC 2.1 & 2.2 merged. 21/Oct/2015

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
DEF42012 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Proof and ExperimentalCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental 1-2 
DEF41912 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance ManufactureCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture 1-2 
DEF40512 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance OperationsCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Operations 1-2 
DEF40412 - Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance MaintenanceCertificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Maintenance 1-2 
DEF32512 - Certificate III in Explosive Ordnance Proof and ExperimentalCertificate III in Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental 1-2 
DEF31012 - Certificate III in Maritime OperationsCertificate III in Maritime Operations 1-2 
DEF30812 - Certificate III in Explosive Ordnance MaintenanceCertificate III in Explosive Ordnance Maintenance 1-2 
DEF21212 - Certificate II in Explosive Ordnance ManufactureCertificate II in Explosive Ordnance Manufacture 1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  03/Sep/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

DEF12 V2

Layout adjusted.

1

DEF12 V1

First release.

Unit Descriptor

This unit covers the competency required to enter and exit an ammunition/explosive ordnance storage area or facility in a remote or home base area.

It includes the requirements to ensure that safety standards are applied and that security is maintained during the conduct of tasks within the facility.

Application of the Unit

This competency normally applies to the individual who is required to enter, carry out tasks in and exit an ammunition/explosive ordnance storage area or facility in a remote or home base area; and is required to maintain safety and security during entry, operations and exit.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a Unit of Competency.

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised  text is used, further information is detailed in the Range Statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Prepare for entry 

1.1 Requirement to enter an explosive ordnance storage area /facility  is identified from work requests/instructions, analysed and confirmed

1.2 Work health and safety requirements (WHS) including those contained in organisational  procedures are applied throughout the operation

1.3 Security and safety  inspections and tests  are conducted in accordance with organisational procedures

2. Enter facility 

2.1 Facility is opened and vented in accordance with organisational procedures

2.2 Facility is entered in accordance with organisational procedures

3. Maintain safety during operations and exit of facility 

3.1 Net explosive quantity  and compatibility  are identified, calculated and monitored throughout the operation

3.2 Housekeeping and minor maintenance is conducted in accordance with organisational procedures

3.3 Records are updated and maintained in accordance with statutory and organisational policy and procedures

3.4 Facility is exited in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills 

  • access, read, interpret and apply technical information
  • apply compatibility
  • apply emergency procedures
  • apply safety procedures
  • apply security procedures
  • calculate net explosive quantity
  • read and interpret job instructions, workplace forms and reports

Required Knowledge 

  • alarm systems
  • basic static electricity
  • building signs and symbols
  • building types, categories and classes
  • compatibility requirements
  • earthing procedures
  • emergency procedures
  • firefighting equipment
  • licensing limitations
  • net explosive quantity calculations
  • personal protection equipment requirements
  • security procedures
  • written communication to a level required to complete workplace forms, reports and update records

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Assessment must confirm the ability to:

  • adhere to relevant WHS requirements and operational safety procedures
  • calculate net explosive quantity
  • apply compatibility and security procedures
  • use correct entry procedures

Consistency in performance 

Competency should be demonstrated in a range of actual or simulated explosive ordnance contexts.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Context of assessment 

Competency should be assessed in the workplace or under conditions, which accurately simulate a realistic workplace in accordance with all relevant legislation and organisational requirements.

Specific resources for assessment 

Access is required to:

  • facilities and resources used in the packaging, storage, distribution and maintenance of explosive ordnance, including a licensed explosive site.

Method of assessment 

In a public safety environment assessment is usually conducted via direct observation in a training environment or in the workplace via subject matter supervision and/or mentoring, which is typically recorded in a competency workbook.

Assessment is completed using appropriately qualified assessors who select the most appropriate method of assessment.

Assessment may occur in an operational environment or in an industry-approved simulated work environment. Forms of assessment that are typically used include:

  • direct observation
  • interviewing the candidate
  • journals and workplace documentation
  • third party reports from supervisors
  • written or oral questions.

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Explosive ordnance storage areas/facilities  may include:

  • Explosive ordnance storage areas on board ships
  • Field storage equivalents or temporary storage areas/facilities
  • Home base or remote areas
  • Magazines
  • Purpose designed structures
  • Warehouses
  • Workshops

Organisation  may include:

  • Defence organisation
  • Enterprises that work with explosive ordnance
  • Other government departments or instrumentalities that work with explosive ordnance

Security and safety of explosive areas/facilities  may include:

  • Entering
  • Exiting
  • Inspections
  • Opening and venting the facility
  • Updating records and display boards

Tests  may include:

  • Earthing
  • Static electricity tests

Net explosive quantity  includes:

  • Explosive capacity calculated in a wide range of activities related to the storage, distribution and maintenance of explosive ordnance

Compatibility  is:

  • Assessed in a wide range of activities related to the storage, distribution and maintenance of explosive ordnance and other hazardous materials

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

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