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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare to assess gas and safety equipment on delivery vehicles
  2. Assess and identify and faults of gas and safety equipment on delivery vehicles
  3. Complete work and relevant documentation

Required Skills

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

KSGA 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

T Relevant Australian Standards guidelines and codes of practice

T Relevant WHSOHS policies and procedures

Safety signs including workplace hazards and warnings

T Gaseous fuel bulk tankers


Types construction size valves labelling Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS

Testing and inspection procedures

T Tanker gaseous fuel transfer systems

Requirements applications methods procedures


Types selection manufacturers specificationsinstructions testing set up adjusting

Compressors pumps

Pipes and hoses

Safety systems and equipment

Monitoring testing inspection and reporting procedures and requirements

Manufacturers specifications and standard adjustments to equipment

Identifying variations and irregularities

Making analytical judgments for appropriate adjustments to equipment

Gas alarm and communication equipment

Ignition preventioncontrol

Leak testing requirements types procedures required equipmenttools

T Personal Protection Equipment

Types application checking maintenance and storage

T Hazard identification risk assessment and control

Work Permits JHAs JSAs JSEAs SWMs etc

Use of spill kits and PPE

T Manual handling

Characteristics types techniques

T Accidents and emergency

Types fire gas leak

Emergency response equipment and procedures

breathing apparatus

gas detectorsoxygen monitoring devices

compliance requirements

Emergency shutdown fire protection and security requirements


T Organisations policies quality requirements specifications forms and reports for work activities

Evidence Required

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

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 Industrys 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 substancematerial 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

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 UEG 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 learners 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 Antidiscrimination 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 Range Statement and including

Range of toolsequipmentproceduresworkplace


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

Item List

A Equipment

At least

Tanks valves and fittings

Seals and gaskets

Pump and drive shaft


Emergency equipment


Pneumaticelectronic control equipment


Hoses and connections including hose protection systems

Earthing straps

Hydraulic equipment

B Faults

At least

Water leaks

Oil leaks

Damaged hoses

Gasair leaks

Valves not operating

Electric control cable damage

C Work Practices


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

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

WHSOHS 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 learningassessment 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

This Competency Standard Unit shall be assessed by methods given in Volume Part 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 learningassessment 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

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



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



Establish a utilities infrastructure work site

Range Statement

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


Standard operating procedures

Appropriate persons

Inspection and testing

Delivery vehicles


Established procedures