Assessor Resource

HLTHSS007
Handle medical gases safely

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: May 2019


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to handle medical gas equipment in a safe manner within the health care environment.

This unit applies to a variety of health or community service roles involving handling medical gases. At this level workers perform under supervision and generally within a team environment within predetermined guidelines.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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Evidence Required

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ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Follow workplace requirements and relevant legislation to prepare for handling and storage of medical gas and equipment

1.1 Read work sheets to determine medical gas handling requirements

1.2 Select equipment required for medical gas handling appropriate for the size of cylinder and work tasks

1.3 Organise and set up work areas to ensure safe, effective and efficient handling of medical gas equipment

1.4 Inspect medical gas equipment to ensure cleanliness of all components, including yoke, manifold or regulator

1.5 Identify potential medical gas hazards to work and manage associated risks according to job requirements

1.6 Report and document identified hazards and risks

1.7 Select emergency and personal protective equipment and fit in accordance with manufacturer specifications

1.8 Fit and test bottles and regulators

2. Follow workplace procedures and legislative requirements to handle medical gas equipment

2.1 Use personal protective equipment and recommended precautions when handling medical gas equipment

2.2 Confirm only trained and authorised personnel are involved in handling medical gas equipment

2.3 Handle medical gas cylinders and related equipment with care and position according to manufacturer recommendations

2.4 Select appropriate trolley size and type for the movement of cylinders

2.5 Restrain cylinders for transport

2.6 Select appropriate regulators for use with cylinder

2.7 Close valves prior to transport

2.8 Close cylinder valves and release regulator pressure after use

2.9 Monitor gas pipeline and manifold systems

2.10 Replace empty bottles and banks as soon as exhausted

2.11 Open cylinder valves on manifold banks in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and organisation requirements and whether they are manual or automatic

3. Follow workplace procedures and legislative requirements for storing medical gas cylinders and equipment

3.1 Store all cylinders and equipment in appropriate storage locations in accordance with manufacturer recommendations

3.2 Store cylinders away from combustible material

3.3 Use cylinder stock on a rotational system and keep full and empty cylinders separate

3.4 Protect cylinders from cold and heat

3.5 Close and secure storage area

3.6 Display clearly visible signage outside medical gas storage area

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

prepared, handled and stored medical gas cylinders and equipment in accordance with workplace requirements on 3 separate occasions

identified at least 2 actual or potential hazards associated with medical gas and followed workplace and role requirements to address risks.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

relevant industry standards and legislation for storage and handling of gases in cylinders

workplace requirements and policies for storage and handling of gases in cylinders

potential risks and hazards to gas equipment use and associated precautions and workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements

personal protective equipment

emergency response procedures

transportation requirements and equipment

cylinder identification

gas types.

Skills must have been demonstrated in a workplace or a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

use of suitable facilities equipment and resources, including:

medical gas equipment

emergency and personal protective equipment

work sheets

modelling of industry operating conditions, including:

a supervisor to whom the candidate reports.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Follow workplace requirements and relevant legislation to prepare for handling and storage of medical gas and equipment

1.1 Read work sheets to determine medical gas handling requirements

1.2 Select equipment required for medical gas handling appropriate for the size of cylinder and work tasks

1.3 Organise and set up work areas to ensure safe, effective and efficient handling of medical gas equipment

1.4 Inspect medical gas equipment to ensure cleanliness of all components, including yoke, manifold or regulator

1.5 Identify potential medical gas hazards to work and manage associated risks according to job requirements

1.6 Report and document identified hazards and risks

1.7 Select emergency and personal protective equipment and fit in accordance with manufacturer specifications

1.8 Fit and test bottles and regulators

2. Follow workplace procedures and legislative requirements to handle medical gas equipment

2.1 Use personal protective equipment and recommended precautions when handling medical gas equipment

2.2 Confirm only trained and authorised personnel are involved in handling medical gas equipment

2.3 Handle medical gas cylinders and related equipment with care and position according to manufacturer recommendations

2.4 Select appropriate trolley size and type for the movement of cylinders

2.5 Restrain cylinders for transport

2.6 Select appropriate regulators for use with cylinder

2.7 Close valves prior to transport

2.8 Close cylinder valves and release regulator pressure after use

2.9 Monitor gas pipeline and manifold systems

2.10 Replace empty bottles and banks as soon as exhausted

2.11 Open cylinder valves on manifold banks in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and organisation requirements and whether they are manual or automatic

3. Follow workplace procedures and legislative requirements for storing medical gas cylinders and equipment

3.1 Store all cylinders and equipment in appropriate storage locations in accordance with manufacturer recommendations

3.2 Store cylinders away from combustible material

3.3 Use cylinder stock on a rotational system and keep full and empty cylinders separate

3.4 Protect cylinders from cold and heat

3.5 Close and secure storage area

3.6 Display clearly visible signage outside medical gas storage area

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

prepared, handled and stored medical gas cylinders and equipment in accordance with workplace requirements on 3 separate occasions

identified at least 2 actual or potential hazards associated with medical gas and followed workplace and role requirements to address risks.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

relevant industry standards and legislation for storage and handling of gases in cylinders

workplace requirements and policies for storage and handling of gases in cylinders

potential risks and hazards to gas equipment use and associated precautions and workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements

personal protective equipment

emergency response procedures

transportation requirements and equipment

cylinder identification

gas types.

Skills must have been demonstrated in a workplace or a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

use of suitable facilities equipment and resources, including:

medical gas equipment

emergency and personal protective equipment

work sheets

modelling of industry operating conditions, including:

a supervisor to whom the candidate reports.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
 
Read work sheets to determine medical gas handling requirements 
Select equipment required for medical gas handling appropriate for the size of cylinder and work tasks 
Organise and set up work areas to ensure safe, effective and efficient handling of medical gas equipment 
Inspect medical gas equipment to ensure cleanliness of all components, including yoke, manifold or regulator 
Identify potential medical gas hazards to work and manage associated risks according to job requirements 
Report and document identified hazards and risks 
Select emergency and personal protective equipment and fit in accordance with manufacturer specifications 
Fit and test bottles and regulators 
Use personal protective equipment and recommended precautions when handling medical gas equipment 
Confirm only trained and authorised personnel are involved in handling medical gas equipment 
Handle medical gas cylinders and related equipment with care and position according to manufacturer recommendations 
Select appropriate trolley size and type for the movement of cylinders 
Restrain cylinders for transport 
Select appropriate regulators for use with cylinder 
Close valves prior to transport 
Close cylinder valves and release regulator pressure after use 
Monitor gas pipeline and manifold systems 
Replace empty bottles and banks as soon as exhausted 
Open cylinder valves on manifold banks in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and organisation requirements and whether they are manual or automatic 
Store all cylinders and equipment in appropriate storage locations in accordance with manufacturer recommendations 
Store cylinders away from combustible material 
Use cylinder stock on a rotational system and keep full and empty cylinders separate 
Protect cylinders from cold and heat 
Close and secure storage area 
Display clearly visible signage outside medical gas storage area 

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