Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Interpret an irrigation maintenance program

1.1. Scope of maintenance works is determined according to the irrigation maintenance program.

1.2. Frequency of maintenance works is determined and implemented according to the irrigation maintenance program.

1.3. Irrigation maintenance standards are established in line with the irrigation maintenance program.

1.4. Maintenance works are planned and prepared.

1.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements are identified, associated hazards and risks assessed, and suitable controls implemented.

1.6. Environmental considerations of irrigation maintenance activities are identified.

2. Inspect irrigation system

2.1. An inspection checklist is established according to the irrigation maintenance program.

2.2. System is regularly inspected according to the checklist.

2.3. Remedial action and repairs are identified and undertaken to restore system to full effectiveness.

2.4. Servicing of mechanical equipment is undertaken according to the irrigation maintenance program.

2.5. Results of maintenance works are assessed and recorded to ensure repairs or maintenance standards have been achieved according to the irrigation maintenance program.

2.6. Surroundings are tidied and materials and equipment cleared from the site on completion of maintenance works.

3. Record and report maintenance activities

3.1. Damage and blockage caused by pests and animals are recorded by damage type, location and the section of the system affected.

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

3.3. Routine and preventative maintenance activities are recorded and reported in accordance with enterprise standards.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCIRG301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC33210 - Certificate III in Floriculture
  • AHC32410 - Certificate III in Irrigation
  • AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30210 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
  • AHC31110 - Certificate III in Production Nursery
  • AHC31010 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

And the skillsets: