Unit of competency details

TLIB107C - Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Jul/2008

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to TLIB1001A - Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment06/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  25/Nov/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to check and assess the operational capabilities of equipment in accordance with workplace requirements, including inspecting equipment and work area, checking the operational capability of equipment and its safety devices, identifying and assessing the impact of faults on safety and work requirements, and recording and reporting the results of inspection and testing in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant regulatory requirements.

Application of the Unit

Work must be carried out in accordance with codes/regulations and workplace requirements relevant to the checking and assessment of the operational capability of equipment.

Safety checks and equipment tests are performed under limited supervision.

Work involves the application of regulatory requirements and workplace procedures to the checking and assessment of the operational capability of equipment in the stevedoring, transport, warehousing, distribution and/or storage industries.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this competency is packaged will assist in identifying employability skill requirements.

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. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 


Performance Criteria 


Inspect equipment and work area 


Equipment is inspected prior to start-up in accordance with workplace pre-operational functional safety check procedures and manufacturers specifications


Aspects of equipment/work area found to be outside manufacturers and/or workplace specifications are reported to designated persons for appropriate action


Check equipment operational capability 


Equipment and components are tested after start-up in accordance with manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures


Warning systems are all checked for operational effectiveness


Identify and assess impact of faults on work requirements 


Faults are identified and assessment made of the potential effect on the operation of the equipment for the required work


Faults that may affect the safe operation of the equipment are reported to the appropriate personnel for rectification


Record and report results of inspection and testing 


The results of the inspection and testing are accurately reported in accordance with regulatory requirements, workplace policy and industry guidelines


Records are clear, unambiguous and concisely kept in accordance with workplace policy


Clear reference is made to any items which may affect the future safety of the equipment

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required knowledge :

Workplace procedures and policies for the checking and assessing of the operational capability of equipment

Focus of operation of work systems, equipment, management and site operating systems for the checking and assessing of the operational capability of equipment

The characteristics, capabilities and limitations of the equipment

Tools and equipment used during the checking and assessing of the operational capability of equipment and the precautions and procedures that should be followed in their use

Problems that may occur when checking and assessing the operational capability of equipment and appropriate action that can be taken to resolve the problems

Operational safety requirements for the equipment concerned

Housekeeping standards procedures required in the workplace

Site layout and obstacles

Required skills :

Communicate effectively with others when checking and assessing the operational capability of equipment

Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information, labels and signs relevant to the checking and assessing of the operational capability of equipment

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise work

Complete documentation related to the checking and assessing of the operational capability of equipment

Work collaboratively with others when checking and assessing the operational capability of equipment

Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others

Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems, faults or malfunctions in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unplanned events

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during work activities

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Modify activities depending on differing operational contingencies, risk situations and environments

Apply fatigue management knowledge and techniques

Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Operate and adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards

Select and use relevant equipment and communications technology when checking and assessing the operational capability of equipment

Service equipment in terms of maintenance schedule and standard operating procedures

Check and replenish fluids and carry out lubrication processes in the course of work activities

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

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

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:

the underpinning knowledge and skills

relevant legislation and workplace procedures

other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

Resources for assessment include:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or

access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace

In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:

relevant and appropriate materials and/or equipment, and/or

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment 

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation

As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests

Practical assessment must occur:

through appropriately simulated activities at the registered training organisation, and/or

in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

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.

Work may be conducted in:

a range of work environments

by day or night

Customers may be:

internal or external

Workplaces may comprise:

large, medium or small worksites

Work may be conducted in:

limited or restricted spaces

exposed conditions

controlled or open environments

Purpose of equipment checking and inspection is to:

ensure it is free from damage, leaks and obstructions that may prejudice safety or limit operational capability

Safety and operational capability checks may be performed:

on a range of equipment used in the stevedoring, transport, warehousing, distribution and/or storage industries

Visual checks may include but are not limited to:

pressure over/under specification

fluid leaks

temperature over/under specifications

cracks, surface or structural faults or other damage

tightness of bolts, fixtures and fittings within specifications

Records/results of pre-operation tests may include:

details of faulty equipment or specific components

action taken

results of testing

details of repair and maintenance work to be undertaken

Operational checks may be performed by:

operating/checking the functionality of various pieces of safety and component equipment (where applicable)

Hazards in the work area may include exposure to:


dangerous or hazardous substances

movements of equipment, goods and materials

a fire or explosion

faulty equipment/tools

Consultative processes may involve:

workplace personnel

supervisors and managers

equipment manufacturers

site visitors


official representatives

Depending on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

established procedures

Personal protective equipment may include:


safety headwear and footwear

safety glasses

two-way radios

high visibility clothing

Communication in the work area may include:





RF communications

barcode readers

oral, aural or signed communications

Information/documents may include:

workplace procedures and policies for the checking and assessment of the equipment concerned

manufacturers specifications for equipment/tools

equipment identification labels, barcodes and serial numbers

supplier and/or client instructions

relevant OH&S requirements and policies

relevant Australian standards and certification requirements

material safety data sheets where applicable

codes of practice including the National Standards for Manual Handling and the Industry Safety Code

relevant legislation, regulations and related documentation including the ADG Code

award, enterprise bargaining agreement and other industrial arrangements

quality assurance procedures

emergency procedures

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

relevant standards, codes and regulations pertaining to the checking and operation of the equipment concerned

relevant state/territory OH&S legislation

relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation

licence, patent or copyright arrangements

export/import/quarantine/bond requirements

relevant Australian standards and certification requirements

workplace relations regulations including equal opportunity, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action legislation

workers compensation regulations

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

Competency Field

B - Equipment Checking&Maintenance

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