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, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Scope of work includes:
interpretation of plans and specifications
sizing and documenting layout of fire hydrant and hose reel systems, including:
combined domestic fire hydrant and hose reel systems
combined hydrant and hose reel systems
separate hydrant and hose reel systems
equipment that may be for residential, commercial and industrial projects and for a new or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.
Design requirements may include:
specialist water use applications.
Cost-benefit analysis may include:
comparison of range of suitable materials and system choices available to enable cost-effective choices to be made without compromising project.
Statutory and regulatory requirements may include:
Acts and regulations
local and state government policies.
Australian and New Zealand standards may include:
AS/NZS3500 National plumbing and drainage set: Parts 1.1 and 1.2
AS2419 Fire hydrant installations - system design, installation and commission
AS/NZS1221 Fire hose reels
AS/NZS2118 Automatic fire sprinkler systems - general requirements
AS2200 Design charts for water supply and sewerage
Manufacturer requirements may include:
technical and trade manuals.
Desktop study collection and interpretation of existing data for design purposes from:
architectural and building plans
other documents and reports as available.
Flow and pressure tests may include:
interpretation of flow and pressure tests conducted by a contractor
on-site measurement of flow (l and s), velocity (m and s) and pressure (kPa).
Performance requirements include:
flow, velocity, pressure and discharge requirements, established using Australian and New Zealand standards and local authority plans.
Layout of pipework may include systems such as:
Fittings and valves may include:
excess pressure valves
Materials may include:
composite pipe materials and other pipe materials as specified
fittings and fixtures
Jointing methods may include:
rubber ring joints
Installation requirements may include:
level of workmanship.
Booster and standpipe assemblies may include:
configuration of valves and hydrants
suction and delivery outlets
valves and fittings.
Hose reel assemblies may include:
configuration of valves and hose reels
location and number of hose reels required
non-return and backflow prevention valves
space requirements for valves and fittings.
Design elements of thrust blocks may include:
design details for tees, elbows, valves and meter assemblies
keying and anchorage points
velocity and flow forces to be resisted.
Pipe fixings may include:
wall and ceiling brackets.
Pump, pump controls and pumproom requirements may include:
inlet and outlet design requirements
installation and mounting requirements
Water storage systems may include:
inlet valve design and sizing
number of hours of firefighting supply required
safe tray requirements
Delivery systems may include:
constant flow variable speed pump
Plans may include:
schematics, which may be produced using:
Specification may include:
Testing may include:
air pressure test
quality assurance (QA) audit.
Commissioning schedule may include:
balancing the system
checking and flushing the system
Operation and maintenance manual may include:
check for blockages
yearly maintenance requirements.