Unit of competency details

UEGNSG613A - Assess the operational capability of gas safety equipment on a delivery vehicle (Release 1)

Summary

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1 1 (this release)Current 19/Jan/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by UEGNSG622A - Assess the operational capability of gas safety equipment on a delivery vehicleNot Equivalent 12/Mar/2014

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

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  01/Nov/2012 
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Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

1) Scope: 

1.1) Descriptor 

This Unit covers the assessment of the gas and safety equipment on a delivery vehicle for the distribution of gaseous fuel. It includes assessing the equipment, identifying faults, using standard operating procedures, liaising with appropriate persons, conducting inspections and tests. delivery vehicle/vehicles as detailed in the National Road Transport competency standards TDTC407A and TDTC597A. Delivery vehicles include heavy rigid or heavy combination truck.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

2) 

This competency standard shall apply to work sites where the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas occurs.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

License to practice 

3)  

The skills and knowledge described in this unit are not subject to licence regulation other than those directly related to Occupational Health and Safety, gas/electricity/water industry safety and compliance, industrial relations, environmental protection, telecommunications, anti discrimination and training. Commonwealth, State/Territory or Local Government legislation and regulations may exist that limits the age of operating certain equipment.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite Unit(s) 

4)  

Competencies 

4.1) 

Granting of competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed:

Nil

Literacy and numeracy skills 

4.2)  

Participants are best equipped to achieve this unit if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated by the following scales. Description of each scale is given in Volume 2, Part 3 Literacy and Numeracy

Reading

3

Writing

3

Numeracy

3

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

5)  

This unit contains Employability Skills

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 unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying Employability Skill requirements.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

6)  Elements describe the essential outcomes of a competency standard unit

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

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1

Prepare to assess gas and safety equipment on delivery vehicles in accordance with requirements and standard operating procedures

1.1

Work instructions are received and confirmed according to standard operating procedures

1.2

Relevant requirements and established procedures to be followed for the work to be performed are discussed with all persons to establish and confirm the work schedule

1.3

OHS, environmental and sustainable energy policies and procedures to be followed for the work to be performed are received and confirmed

1.4

Suggestions to assist with the assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles are made to others involved in the work

1.5

Hazards are identified, OHS risks assessed and control measures are prioritised, implemented and monitored including emergency exits kept clear according to established procedures

1.6

Scope of responsibility under the relevant work permit is received and confirmed according to requirements and established procedures with relevant persons where applicable

1.7

Resources including equipment and tools are visually inspected and personal protective equipment required for the job are obtained and in working order according to established procedures

1.8

All components of the delivery vehicle and associated equipment are checked and the relevant responsibilities associated with First Aid and other related work safety procedures at the worksite are confirmed in accordance with requirements and established procedures.

1.9

Client issues are referred to appropriate persons in accordance with industry community standards

1.10

Inspection procedures are carried out according to manufacturer's specifications and the work schedule for a quality outcome and to minimise risk and damage to property, commerce and individuals in accordance with established procedures

2

Identify and assess faults of gas and safety equipment on delivery vehicles

2.1

OHS policies and procedures and safe work practices are followed to eliminate or minimise incidents and hazards

2.2

Lifting, climbing, working in confined spaces and aloft, and use of power tools, techniques and practices are safely followed in accordance with given instructions and according to requirements confirmed to eliminate the prospects of incidents

2.3

Operational knowledge for the assessing of the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles is confirmed to ensure completion in an agreed timeframe and to quality standards with a minimum of waste according to requirements and established procedures

2.4

Assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles is carried out in accordance with requirements and given instructions and established procedures

2.5

Hazard warnings and safety signs are recognised and hazards and assessed OHS risks are reported to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures

2.6

Non-routine events are referred to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures

2.7

Problems associated with the assessing of the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles are dealt with using acquired known solutions and skills related to routine procedures to ensure work instructions and established procedures are met

2.8

Records are maintained and ongoing checks of quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with given instructions and established procedures

3

Complete assessment and report results of inspection and testing of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles

3.1

Work undertaken is checked against work schedule and anomalies reported to authorised persons in accordance with established procedures

3.2

Accidents and incidents are actioned and reported to authorised persons in accordance with established procedures

3.3

Work site is rehabilitated, cleaned up and made safe in accordance with given instructions and established procedures

3.4

Tools, equipment and any surplus resources and materials are, where appropriate, cleaned, checked and returned to storage in accordance with established procedures

3.5

Results of inspection and testing are accurately recorded and Appropriate persons are notified of work completion according to established procedures

3.6

Clear reference is made to any items which may affect future operational outcomes and work completion records, report forms and data sheets are completed accurately in accordance with given instructions and established procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices for assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles.

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies.

KS01-G613A 

Operational capability of delivery vehicles 

G 2.1.1

Work in the gas sector

Evidence shall show an understanding of how work is conducted in the Gas Industry, specifically:

  • The Gas Industry in Australia
  • Australian gas resources
  • Types of gas and uses
  • Combustion.

G 2.1.2

Identify roles of statutory authorities

Evidence shall show an understanding of the roles of statutory authorities (government agencies, both State and Federal) that operate in the Gas Industry, including identifying:

  • Statutory bodies
  • Roles of statutory bodies
  • Employer and employee responsibilities to statutory bodies.

G 2.1.3

Identify employment roles and responsibilities

Evidence shall show an understanding of the roles of major groups in the Gas Industry, that is employers and employees, including:

  • The role of the employer
  • Industry associations
  • Employer obligations to safety
  • Identification of disadvantaged and minority groups in Australian society
  • Employers obligations to persons from disadvantaged and minority groups
  • Employers obligations to occupational health and safety
  • The role of commonwealth and state training regulatory authorities and industry skills councils and state training advisory bodies
  • Roles and responsibilities of gas industry employees
  • The employment contract
  • Working to safety requirements
  • Work according to lawful commands
  • Belonging to employee organisations
  • How to work with people from disadvantaged and minority groups
  • Understanding the employees obligations to occupational health and safety
  • Sources of support.

G 2.1.4

Apply relevant OHS regulations, policies and procedures

Evidence shall show an understanding of the basic workplace health and safety legislation and how this applies to individuals in a Gas Industry workplace, indicated by the following:

  • Employer's responsibilities to relevant OHS legislation
  • Employee's responsibilities to OHS legislation and organisation's policies and procedures
  • OHS policies and procedures at the worksite.
  • Australian Standards, guidelines and codes of practice

G 2.1.5

Work safely in the gas industry by reducing risk and using correct PPE

Evidence shall show an understanding of how to work safely in the gas industry indicated by the ability to:

  • Correctly interpret and comply with Safety Signs including workplace Hazards, Warnings and PPE requirements
  • Correctly interpret gas markers
  • Identify the correct PPE required for work in the Gas Industry
  • Locate and comply with procedures for correctly checking, maintaining and storing PPE
  • Apply the process of Hazard identification, Risk assessment and Control
  • Complete Risk Assessment forms such as Work Permits and JHA s, JSA s, JSEA s, SWM s etc
  • Report workplace hazards

G 2.1.6

Work safely with hazardous materials and equipment

Evidence shall show an understanding of what constitutes hazardous materials and the equipment and processes used to safely work with these indicated by the following:

  • Identify hazardous materials and equipment
  • Location and purpose of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Read, interpret and discuss MSDS
  • Knowledge of methods for safe disposal of hazardous waste materials
  • Read, interpret and discuss relevant manufacturer's specifications
  • Use and dispose of hazardous materials and equipment safely
  • Use of spill kits and PPE

G 2.1.7

Apply safe manual handling techniques in the workplace

Evidence shall show an understanding of manual handling and how to apply this knowledge to handling heavy and awkward objects in a Gas Industry workplace, specifically:

  • Principles for managing manual handling
  • Characteristics and types of safe manual handling
  • Safe manual handling techniques
  • Manual handling and risk management

G 2.1.8

Control traffic at the work site

Evidence shall show knowledge and skills in coordinating traffic flow at a workplace where traffic control is required, that is, where work is conducted on or near a road, indicated by the following:

  • Read and interpret relevant traffic authority regulations for traffic control at a worksite
  • Identify signs and devices required to control pedestrians and traffic at a worksite depending on traffic flow volumes
  • Apply techniques for controlling pedestrians and traffic at various worksites
  • Use procedures for monitoring traffic controls
  • Set up and monitor pedestrian and traffic controls

G 2.1.9

Respond to emergency and accident situations

Evidence shall show knowledge and skills in dealing with emergency or accident situations at a Gas Industry workplace, indicated by the following:

  • Situations of accidents and emergency
  • Comply with procedures for accidents and incidents
  • Correct use of emergency equipment and procedures for a fire
  • Correct use of breathing apparatus
  • Correct use of gas detectors/oxygen monitoring devices
  • Correct use of emergency equipment and procedures for a gas leak or vapour emission
  • Report emergencies and accidents

G 2.1.14

Read and interpret Gas Industry documents

Evidence shall show an ability to read and interpret Gas Industry documents indicated by the following:

  • Understand and use signs, symbols terminology and legends as used in gas industry procedures and documents
  • Identify, locate and implement gas industry standards, policies and procedures
  • Interpret and read basic drawings and diagrams

G 2.1.15

Complete workplace forms, and reports

Evidence shall show an ability to complete routine Gas Industry forms, memos and reports either written or electronic, indicated by the following:

  • Identify, locate, interpret and use workplace forms, and reports
  • Enter the required information accurately on gas industry forms and reports

G 2.1.16

Identify requirements of work activity

Evidence shall show ability to:

  • Clarify expected outcomes of a work activity in a Gas Industry workplace
  • Receive, clarify and respond to verbal work instructions for work activity
  • Interpret and discuss an organisation's policies, quality requirements and specifications for work activity

G 2.1.17

Apply basic planning skills

Evidence shall show a demonstrated ability to apply basic planning skills in a Gas Industry workplace, indicated by the following:

  • Develop checklists of tasks
  • Prioritise tasks
  • Identify resources required to complete tasks safely and efficiently
  • Identify resource or scheduling conflicts and apply solutions
  • Develop time lines to complete tasks

G 2.1.18

Conduct tasks to complete work activities

Evidence shall show ability to organise the activities to complete a job in a Gas Industry workplace, indicated by the following:

  • Locate and organise equipment, tools and machinery required to complete tasks safely and efficiently
  • Complete tasks according to planned sequences and within appropriate timeframes
  • Understand quality assurance and work according to established and standard operating procedures

G 2.1.19

Review work activities

Evidence shall show an ability to review work activities undertaken in a Gas Industry workplace, indicated by the following:

  • Check work activities against a work plan
  • Seek feedback on the outcome of work activities with appropriate persons
  • Report outcomes of work activities in writing or orally according to enterprise procedures

G 2.1.20

Customer relations

Evidence shall show an understanding of the requirements for providing good customer relations to Gas Industry stakeholders, indicated by the following:

  • Notify stakeholders of activities
  • Communicate with stakeholders within scope of responsibilities
  • Refer stakeholders to appropriate parties
  • Demonstrate understanding of ring fencing requirements (if applicable)
  • Keep the customer informed on job progress
  • Provide good customer relations

G 2.1.21

Undertake problem solving

Evidence shall show an understanding of the requirements to undertake basic problem solving in a Gas Industry workplace, indicated by the following:

  • Demonstrate problem solving and diagnostics methodology
  • Identify possible solutions
  • Recommend probable solutions and
  • Apply basic problem solving techniques

G 2.1.22

Operate in confined spaces

Evidence shall show an understanding of the requirements to recognise and operate in confined spaces in a Gas Industry workplace, indicated by the following:

  • Knowledge of the requirements of Legislation, Regulations, Australian Standards and enterprise specific procedures for safe working in confined spaces
  • Ability to recognise what a confined space is and the entry safety requirements
  • Ability to understand and comply with manufacturers guidelines for the safe use of PPE used in confined spaces
  • Understand how and when to use gas detectors for confined spaces entry
  • Understand how and when to use breathing apparatus and rescue and recovery equipment

Note: A confined spaces entry ticket would satisfy and exceed the requirements of this EKAS clause

G 2.1.25

Protect the environment

Evidence shall show an understanding and ability to perform work in the gas industry in a manner that protects the environment indicated by the following:

  • Understanding of the relevant Commonwealth/State/Territory environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice
  • Understanding of employee's and employer's responsibilities to relevant environmental legislation, regulations and codes
  • Understanding and compliance with enterprise procedures for flora control
  • erosion control
  • fauna control
  • the protection of indigenous and cultural heritage sites
  • Understanding the role of regulatory bodies in monitoring environmental activities, risk and incident compliance
  • Understanding community expectations for protecting the environment
  • Correct use of environment protection procedures, records, inspections and incident reporting
  • Identifying environmental hazards
  • Assessing environmental risks
  • Implementing environmental control measures
  • Ability to respond to workplace environmental incidents

NOTE: Environmental damage can be caused by chemicals, oil, water contamination, carcinogenic agents, gases, dusts, waste contamination and noise

G 2.1.26

Communicate in the workplace

Evidence shall show an understanding and ability to communicate effectively in a Gas Industry work team indicated by the following:

  • Effective use oral and written communications methods to achieve work related outcomes and solutions.
  • Effectively receive, interpret and respond to workplace information and instructions
  • Effectively convey and report work related information to fellow workers and customers
  • Interact with fellow workers in a socially and culturally appropriate manner

G 2.6.1

Occupational Health and Safety for working with gaseous fuel gas

Evidence shall show an understanding of the specific OHS and working procedures required to work with LPG gas, indicated by awareness of:

  • OHS and environmental legislation
  • Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG)
  • inspection procedures
  • properties of LPG
  • operational capacity of safety equipment on tankers
  • standard operating procedures for dealing with LPG
  • position and manoeuvrability of tankers
  • appropriate ability to read meters
  • and understanding of manufacturer's specifications
  • out of gas procedures.

G 2.6.2

Diagnose and rectify faults for gaseous fuel

Evidence shall show an understanding of the specific knowledge required for the diagnosing and rectifying of faults that occur in the LPG environment, indicated by the following:

  • understand the equipment used for fault finding in LPG
  • check for fault finding using the correct equipment
  • identify what are faults and repair faults

G 2.6.3

Operate equipment within its limitations

Evidence shall show an understanding of the specific knowledge required to operate equipment within its limitation in the LPG environment, indicated by the following:

  • identify and understand the equipment used in the transporting of LPG
  • use equipment for storing and transporting LPG.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

9)  The Evidence Guide forms an integral part of this Unit and shall be used in conjunction with all components parts of the unit and performed in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Overview of Assessment 

9.1) 

Longitudinal competency development approaches to assessment, such as Profiling, require data to be reliably gathered in a form that can be consistently interpreted over time. This approach is best utilised in Apprenticeship programs and reduces assessment intervention. It is the Industry s preferred model for apprenticeships. However, where summative (or final) assessment is used it is to include the application of the competency in the normal work environment or, at a minimum, the application of the competency in a realistically simulated work environment. It is recognised that, in some circumstances, assessment in part or full can occur outside the workplace. However, it must be in accord with Industry and Regulatory policy in this regard.

Methods chosen for a particular assessment will be influenced by various factors. These include the extent of the assessment, the most effective locations for the assessment activities to take place, access to physical resources, additional safety measures that may be required and the critical nature of the competencies being assessed.

The critical safety nature of working with electricity, electrical equipment, gas or any other hazardous substance/material carries risk in deeming a person competent. Hence, sources of evidence need to be rich in nature so as to minimise error in judgment.

Activities associated with normal every day work have a bearing on the decision as to how much and how detailed the data gathered will contribute to its richness . Some skills are more critical to safety and operational requirements while the same skills may be more or less frequently practiced. These points are raised for the assessors to consider when choosing an assessment method and developing assessment instruments. Sample assessment instruments are included for Assessors in the Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Critical aspects of evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

9.2) 

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites shall be met.

Evidence for competence in this unit shall be considered holistically. Each element and associated Performance Criteria shall be demonstrated on at least two occasions in accordance with the Assessment Guidelines UEG11 . Evidence shall also comprise:

  • A representative body of work performance demonstrated within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. In particular this shall incorporate evidence that shows a candidate is able to:

  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the Performance Criteria and range

  • Apply sustainable energy principles and practices as specified in the Performance Criteria and range

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the essential knowledge and associated skills as described in this unit to such an extent that the learner s performance outcome is reported in accordance with the preferred approach; namely a percentile graded result, where required by the regulated environment

  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of employability skills

  • Conduct work observing the relevant Anti discrimination legislation, regulations, polices and workplace procedures

  • Demonstrate performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below.

Range of tools/equipment/procedures/workplace 

Group No 

The minimum number of items on which skill is to be demonstrated 

Item List 

A

At least 6

Tanks, valves and fittings

Seals and gaskets

Pump and drive shaft

Meters

Emergency equipment

Pipes

Pneumatic/electronic control equipment

Gauges

Hoses and connections including hose protection systems

Earthing straps

Hydraulic equipment

B

At least 4

Water leaks

Oil leaks

Damaged hoses

Gas/air leaks

Valves not operating

Electric control cable damage

C

All

Work utilising relevant OHS legislation, regulations, codes of practice, policies and procedures

Working knowledge of AS 2865

Maintain a safe and clean workplace

Work safely with hazardous materials and equipment

Apply safe manual handling techniques

Respond to emergency situations

Communicate effectively in the workplace

Apply basic planning skills

Diagnose and rectify faults for gaseous fuel

Operate equipment within its limitations

D

At least one occasion

Deal with an unplanned event by drawing on essential knowledge and associated skills to provide appropriate solutions incorporated in the holistic assessment with the above listed items

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

9.3) 

This unit should be assessed as it relates to normal work practice using procedures, information and resources typical of a workplace. This should include:

  • OHS policy and work procedures and instructions.

  • Suitable work environment, facilities, equipment and materials to undertake actual work as prescribed by this Competency Standard Unit.

  • Appropriate environmental regulation and work practices.

  • Appropriate organisational requirements.

  • Appropriate work environment, equipment and tools.

In addition to the resources listed above, in Context of and specific resources for assessment, evidence should show demonstrated competency in assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles.

Assessment of this competency must also be undertaken in either an actual workplace or under a simulated work environment. Assessment must also integrate the employability skills.

Method of assessment 

9.4) 

This Competency Standard Unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume 1, Part 3 Assessment Guidelines .

Note: Competent performance with inherent safe working practices is expected in the Industry to which this Competency Standard Unit applies. This requires that the specified Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills are assessed in a structured environment which is primarily intended for learning/assessment and incorporates all necessary equipment and facilities for learners to develop and demonstrate the essential knowledge and associated skills described in this unit.

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units 

9.5) 

There are no recommended concurrent assessments with this unit, however in some cases efficiencies may be gained in terms of learning and assessment effort being concurrently managed with allied Competency Standard Units where listed.

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Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

10)  This relates to the competency standard unit as a whole providing the range of contexts and conditions to which the Performance Criteria apply. It allows for different work environments and situations that will affect performance.

This Competency Standard Unit shall be demonstrated in relation to assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles.

The following constants and variables included in the element/Performance Criteria in this unit are fully described in the Definitions Section of this volume and form an integral part of the Range Statement of this unit:

Equipment (2)

Faults

Standard operating procedures (2)

Appropriate persons (2)

Inspection and testing (2)

Delivery vehicles

Requirements

Established procedures

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

Competency Field

Competency Field 

11)  

Gaseous fuel.

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