Assessor Resource

UEGNSG622A
Assess the operational capability of gas safety equipment on a delivery vehicle

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: August 2018


2)

This competency standard shall apply to work sites where the bulk distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) occurs using delivery vehicles, subject to all Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and duty of care requirements being met for the workplace.

This unit is intended as an entry level AQF 3 competency for new entrants in the gas industry. It is suitable for employment-based programs under an approved contract of training.

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 in accordance with relevant legislation, codes, regulations and established procedures.

It encompasses assessing the equipment, identifying faults, using standard operating procedures, liaising with appropriate persons, conducting inspections and tests. Delivery vehicles include heavy rigid or heavy combination gaseous fuel bulk tankers.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)

Prerequisites

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:

UEGNSG141A

Apply Workplace Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the gas industry

UEGNSG005A

Prepare to work in the Australian gas industry

UEGNSG132A

Carry out basic work activities in a gas industry work environment

UEGNSG140A

Apply environmental policies and procedures in the utilities industry

UEGNSG134A

Establish a utilities infrastructure work site

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

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.




Evidence Required

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8) 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

8.1)

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

8.2)

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 required skills and knowledge 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.

Safe working practices for assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles in accordance with relevant legislation, codes, regulations and established procedures as described in 9.) Range Statement and including;

Range of tools/equipment/procedures/workplace

Group

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

Item List

A. Equipment

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. Faults

At least 4

Water leaks

Oil leaks

Damaged hoses

Gas/air leaks

Valves not operating

Electric control cable damage

C. Work Practices

All

Work utilising relevant procedures

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

Identify and report faults

Operate equipment within its limitations

D. Unplanned event

At least one occasion

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

Context of and specific resources for assessment

8.3)

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

WHS/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.

These should be part of the formal learning/assessment environment.

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

Where simulation is considered a suitable strategy for assessment, conditions must be authentic and as far as possible reproduce and replicate the workplace and be consistent with the approved industry simulation policy.

The resources used for assessment should reflect current industry practices in relation to locating, proving and protecting utility asset

Method of assessment

8.4)

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 required Skills and Knowledge 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 required skills and knowledge described in this unit.

Concurrent assessment and relationship with other units

8.5)

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.

UEGNSG133A

Comply with environmental policies and procedures in a utilities industry work environment

UEGNSG134A

Establish a utilities infrastructure work site


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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7)This describes the 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 in accordance with relevant legislation, codes, regulations and established procedures. .

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies. The extent of the required skills and knowledge is provided below. It forms an integral part of this unit.

KS01-G622A Operational capability of delivery vehicles

Evidence shall show an understanding of safe working practices for assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles in accordance with relevant legislation, codes, regulations and established procedures to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

T1. Relevant Australian Standards, guidelines and codes of practice

T2. Relevant WHS/OHS policies and procedures.

Safety signs including workplace hazards and warnings

T3. Gaseous fuel bulk tankers

Requirements

Types, construction, size, valves, labelling, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Testing and inspection procedures

T4. Tanker gaseous fuel transfer systems

Requirements, applications, methods, procedures

Equipment/tools

Types, selection, manufacturers specifications/instructions, testing, set up, adjusting

Compressors, pumps

Pipes and hoses

Safety systems and equipment

Monitoring, testing, inspection and reporting procedures and requirements

Manufacturer's specifications and standard adjustments to equipment

Identifying variations and irregularities

Making analytical judgments for appropriate adjustments to equipment

Gas alarm and communication equipment

Ignition prevention/control

Leak testing requirements, types, procedures, required equipment/tools

T5. Personal Protection Equipment

Types, application, checking, maintenance and storage

T6. Hazard identification, risk assessment and control

Work Permits, JHA’s, JSA’s, JSEA’s, SWM’s, etc.

Use of spill kits and PPE

T7. Manual handling

Characteristics, types, techniques

T8. Accidents and emergency

Types: fire, gas leak

Emergency response equipment and procedures

breathing apparatus

gas detectors/oxygen monitoring devices

compliance requirements

Emergency shutdown, fire protection and security requirements

Reporting

T9. Organisation's policies, quality requirements, specifications, forms and reports for work activities

9)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. Delivery vehicles include heavy rigid or heavy combination gaseous fuel bulk tankers.

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:

Gas safety equipment

Faults

Standard operating procedures

Appropriate persons

Inspection and testing

Delivery vehicles

Requirements

Established procedures

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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
Work instructions are received and confirmed according to standard operating procedures 
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 
WHS/OHS, environmental and sustainable energy policies and procedures to be followed for the work to be performed are received and confirmed 
Suggestions to assist with the assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles are made to others involved in the work 
Hazards are identified, WHS/OHS risks assessed and control measures are prioritised, implemented and monitored including emergency exits kept clear according to established procedures 
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 
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. 
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 
WHS/OHS policies and procedures and safe work practices are followed to eliminate or minimise incidents and hazards 
Lifting, climbing, working aloft, and use of tools, techniques and practices are safely followed in accordance with given instructions and according to requirements confirmed to eliminate the prospects of incidents 
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/ safety/ environmental standards according to requirements and established procedures 
Assessing the operational capability of gas safety equipment on delivery vehicles is carried out in accordance with requirements and given instructions and established procedures 
Hazard warnings and safety signs are recognised and hazards and assessed WHS/OHS risks are reported to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures 
Non-routine events are referred to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures 
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 
Records are maintained and ongoing checks of quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with given instructions and established procedures 
Work undertaken is checked against work schedule and anomalies reported to authorised persons in accordance with established procedures 
Accidents and incidents are actioned and reported to authorised persons in accordance with established procedures 
Work site is rehabilitated, cleaned up and made safe in accordance with given instructions and established procedures 
Tools, equipment and any surplus resources and materials are, where appropriate, cleaned, checked and returned to storage in accordance with established procedures 
Results of inspection and testing are accurately recorded and Appropriate persons are notified of work completion according to established procedures 
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 

Forms

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