List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Identify confined spaces and their regulatory framework
Characteristics of a confined space are outlined
Confined spaces in the workplace are identified
Regulations and standards relevant to confined space operations on vessels are identified
Relevant codes of practice and sources of guidance for undertaking confined space work are identified
Potential hazards of confined spaces are identified
Assess confined space for entry
Purpose and need to enter confined space is confirmed
Hazards in and around confined space and those associated with work to be performed are identified
Risk assessment is conducted and documented according to organisational procedures
Risk control measures are identified and documented
Obtain permission to enter confined space
Process and documentation required for authorisation to enter confined space are identified
Permission to enter and work in confined space is sought from authorised personnel on vessel according to regulatory and organisational requirements
Permit requirements associated with confined space entry and work to be performed are confirmed and completed
Plan and prepare for entry
Appropriate plan is prepared for completion of work activity in confined space
Process is followed to ensure confined space is ready for entry
Appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment is selected and used correctly
Entry equipment is made ready and used according to manufacturer operating instructions
Precautions during entry are identified to protect occupants
Apply emergency procedures
Role and responsibilities of standby person/s are clearly defined
Planned emergency procedures appropriate for circumstances are implemented
Personal protective equipment and emergency rescue equipment is selected, prepared and used
Conclude confined space operations
Personnel involved and equipment used are accounted for
Equipment is cleaned, inspected and/or serviced prior to stowage
Confined space entry is secured, isolations are removed and space is returned to normal
Permit is withdrawn and documentation is completed according to regulatory requirements and organisational policy
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:
completing necessary documentation associated with confined space entry
continuously monitoring and checking conditions and hazards when working in a confined space on a vessel
developing effective planning documents
identifying and implementing control measures to mitigate risk
recognising defective equipment and taking appropriate action
recognising hazards and risks when preparing to enter, entering and working in confined spaces
reading and interpreting regulations, codes of practice, permit requirements, instructions and procedures for entry into a confined space on a vessel
selecting, inspecting and using safety and emergency equipment according to operating instructions
taking appropriate action during an emergency
taking actions promptly to identify, report, and/or rectify hazards and emergency situations when working in a confined space
using atmospheric detection equipment and interpreting the readings
using basic verbal and/or defined communication skills and signals when entering and working in confined spaces
working safely and collaboratively with others when entering and working in a confined space.
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:
atmospheric testing and monitoring equipment and techniques
two way radios
communication techniques used when entering and working in confined spaces on a vessel
criteria that defines a confined space
emergency entry and exit procedures
inherent and work related hazards associated with confined spaces
procedures and permit requirements for confined space entry
relevant legislative and/or regulatory framework that impacts on confined space entry
role of standby person/s
safe operational procedures for the use of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
ventilation of confined spaces
work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and work practices.
Assessors must satisfy National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVR)/Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) assessor requirements.
Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Resources for assessment must include access to:
tools, equipment, machinery, materials and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
applicable documentation such as legislation, regulations, codes of practice, workplace procedures and operational manuals
range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations.