Maintain gravity-fed irrigation systems

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Carry out pre and post season maintenance

1.1. Equipment is prepared pre-season for effective operation in accordance with design specifications and enterprise standards.

1.2. System is closed and made resistant to damage post-season in accordance with design specifications and enterprise standards.

1.3. Equipment is stored post-season according to enterprise standards.

2. Carry out routine maintenance activities on gravity fed irrigation delivery systems

2.1. All maintenance activities are carried out according to the maintenance program, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements and the manufacturer's specifications.

2.2. Mechanical equipment is serviced in accordance with the operator's manual or as directed.

2.3. Supply and distribution system is flushed and cleaned as directed.

2.4. System inlets, outlets, structures and fittings are maintained as directed.

2.5. System is checked for smooth running and is free of damage, leaks and blockages in channels, drains and outlets, as necessary, in accordance with design specifications and enterprise procedures.

2.6. Silt is cleared from channels, drains, sumps and crossings with no disruption to gradients and levels, as necessary.

2.7. Adverse environmental impacts of the irrigation system are identified and reported.

2.8. Appropriate materials are used for backfilling and building/repairing banks in accordance with enterprise standards.

3. Clear system of weeds using mechanical or chemical methods

3.1. Weeds are removed/controlled in accordance with enterprise standards, OHS and environmental requirements.

3.2. Crops and plants are protected from damage in accordance with enterprise standards.

3.3. Water flow from outlets is checked, as necessary, to verify freedom from blockage.

4. Record and report maintenance activities

4.1. All damage and blockage caused by pests and vermin are recorded by damage type, location and the section of the system affected.

4.2. Damage or faulty pumps, valves, electrical components and computer systems are recorded and reported, and action taken to effect repairs.

4.3. All routine maintenance activities are recorded and reported in accordance with enterprise standards.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCIRG205A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC21110 - Certificate II in Irrigation
  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture