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Unit of competency details

RIIBLA301D - Conduct surface shotfiring operations (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIBLA301A - Conduct surface shotfiring operations 13/Nov/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIIBLA301E - Conduct surface shotfiring operations 22/Sep/2020

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 07/Dec/2014
(View details for release 2) 29/Jan/2014
(View details for release 1) 14/Nov/2013


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Usage Recommendation columnRelease
RII31813 - Certificate III in Drilling OperationsCertificate III in Drilling OperationsSuperseded1-4 
RII30915 - Certificate III in Civil ConstructionCertificate III in Civil ConstructionSuperseded1-2 
RII40213 - Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)Superseded1-3 
RII40113 - Certificate IV in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate IV in Surface Extraction OperationsSuperseded1-3 
RII30113 - Certificate III in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate III in Surface Extraction OperationsSuperseded1-4 
RII31815 - Certificate III in Drilling OperationsCertificate III in Drilling OperationsSuperseded1-2 
RII40115 - Certificate IV in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate IV in Surface Extraction OperationsSuperseded1-5 
RII40613 - Certificate IV in Civil Construction OperationsCertificate IV in Civil Construction OperationsSuperseded1-3 
RII30913 - Certificate III in Civil ConstructionCertificate III in Civil ConstructionSuperseded1-3 
RII40215 - Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)Certificate IV in Surface Coal Mining (Open Cut Examiner)Superseded1-4 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030303 Mining Engineering  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030303 Mining Engineering  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIBLA301A Conduct surface shotfiring operations.

2

Knowledge evidence was missing is release 1 of RIIBLA301D.

3

Required frequency and volume of evidence amended in Performance evidence.

Substantial amendments made in Assessment Conditions field, including: references to Industry Sectors, assessor and subject matter expert experience requirements, how assessment should be conducted and what it should confirm.

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct surface shotfiring operations in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare to conduct surface shotfiring operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply shotfiring documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, confirm and apply shotfiring requirements and work instructions before proceeding

1.3 Identify, manage and report all potential hazards, risks and environmental issues

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate to the work activities

1.5 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

1.6 Coordinate vehicle, equipment and personnel support requirements

1.7 Arrange and/or ensure survey of blast area is complete and reported to appropriate personnel and records are maintained

1.8 Access, interpret and apply geological data and weather conditions required to complete the work

1.9 Carry out calculations to enable pattern design, loading and tying in of shots

1.10 Identify and confirm the explosives and accessories required for the work

2. Supervise the store and transport explosives and accessories

2.1 Ensure explosives and accessories are safely and correctly stored

2.2 Ensure inventory control systems are accurately and correctly maintained

2.3 Ensure explosives and accessories are transported to blast area and segregate correctly

2.4 Ensure that explosives are not left unattended

2.5 Identify and dispose of any deteriorated or out of date explosives and accessories correctly

3. Prepare for charging

3.1 Secure shot area in accordance with procedures and blast plan

3.2 Establish and communicate access routes to shot area for authorised persons and vehicle

3.3 Identify hole locations and any non-conforming conditions in preparation for charging

3.4 Establish stemming stockpile and accessories on shot site

4. Charge holes

4.1 Supervise blast personnel during loading operations

4.2 Prime and charge holes in accordance with the blast plan

4.3 Ensure blast holes are charged in accordance with loading plan and identify non-conforming conditions

4.4 Ensure blast holes are stemmed in accordance with blast plan

4.5 Test equipment and accessories

4.6 Maintain records

4.7 Conduct blast monitoring

5. Conduct the blast

5.1 Carry out pre blasting procedures and establish exclusion zone

5.2 Carry out tying in, in accordance with the blast plan

5.3 Supervise all personnel within the blast area during tie-in and initiation

5.4 Initiate the blast appropriately

5.5 Carry out and record activities in accordance with the blast plan

6. Complete post blast activities

6.1 Carry out post blast inspection

6.2 Deal with misfires

6.3 Declare area safe for re-entry

6.4 Carry out post-blast coordination

6.5 Dispose of damaged, deteriorated and surplus explosives and detonators

6.6 Complete reports

7. Carry out equipment maintenance

7.1 Carry out inspection and required maintenance after shotfiring operations

7.2 Maintain maintenance records

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit. Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.

Unit Mapping Information

RIIBLA301A Conducting surface shortfiring operations

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comment

1

This unit replaces RIIBLA301A Conduct surface shotfiring operations.

2

Knowledge evidence was missing is release 1 of RIIBLA301D.

3

Required frequency and volume of evidence amended in Performance evidence.

Substantial amendments made in Assessment Conditions field, including: references to Industry Sectors, assessor and subject matter expert experience requirements, how assessment should be conducted and what it should confirm.

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • demonstrates completion of conducting surface shotfiring operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:
  • planning and preparing for shotfiring
  • supervising the storage and transport of explosives and accessories
  • preparing for charging and charge holes
  • conducting the blast
  • completing post-blast activities
  • carrying out equipment maintenance
  • completing required documentation

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge in conducting surface shotfiring operations:

  • Australian standards and code of practice
  • site and equipment safety procedures
  • environmental requirements, including vibration, noise, dust and chemicals
  • site environmental requirements and constraints
  • types, physical and technical characteristics, uses and limitations of explosives and protection measures associated with their use
  • planning processes
  • equipment characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • analysis of site geological and survey data
  • selection of appropriate explosives to meet site/ground conditions

Assessment Conditions

  • An assessor of this unit must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; and Industry regulations for certification and licensing; and,
  • this unit is best assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment;
  • where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated environment provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills; and,
  • this unit must be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • assessment may be conducted in conjunction with the assessment of other Units of Competency; and,
  • assessment must confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances; and,
  • assessors must demonstrate the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence as outlined in this Unit of Competency, and through the minimum years of current* work experience specified below in an Industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or,
  • where the assessor does not meet experience requirements a co-assessment or partnership arrangement must exist between the qualified assessor and an Industry subject matter expert. The Industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit) and/or demonstrate equivalence of skills and knowledge at the unit level. An Industry technical expert must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience specified below in the Industry sector, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed; and,
  • assessor and Industry subject matter expert requirements differ depending on the Australian Qualifications Framework Level (AQF) of the qualification being assessed and/or Industry Sector as follows:
  • Industry sector

    AQF** Level

    Required assessor or Industry subject matter expert experience

    Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Construction

    1

    1 Year

    2

    2 Years

    Drilling, Coal Mining and Extractive (Quarrying)

    3-6

    3 Years

    Metalliferous Mining and Civil Construction

    3-6

    5 Years

    Other sectors

    Where this Unit is being assessed outside of the Resources and Infrastructure Sectors assessor and/or Industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no Industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

    *Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within Industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the Unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to Industry by conducting frequent site assessments across various locations.

    **Where a unit is being delivered outside of a Qualification the first numeric character in the Unit code should be considered to indicate the AQF level

    Links

    Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272