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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare to work
  2. Check weather and climate information
  3. Carry out preventative action
  4. Monitor weather and climate

Range Statement

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

monitor physical signs of weather in the context of available information

relate forecasts to impact on current operations and activities

communicate information on weather and situations that may be impacted

use industry standard terminology.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

effects of wind and rain on wind chill

effects of wind shear and wind chill exposure

enterprise and industry policies for monitoring weather and climate conditions, and recording and reporting weather and climate conditions

weather and climate conditions impact upon farming and grazing activities

effects of wind chill on metabolism of animals

effects of prolonged dry periods on pastures and animal production, and natural resources

effects of extreme heat on animals, including during birthing, and effects of heat stress on neonates

work health and safety requirements and practices, especially as they relate to weather and climate monitoring and preparations for hazardous weather

sustainability practices in the context of own work.