Operate low volume 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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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1 Carry out pre-start checks

1.1 Checks of water, power, fuel and lubricants ensure that all are available and the control system is operational

1.2 Pumps are primed, if necessary, and valves and controls are open or closed as directed

1.3 Pressure and flow testing equipment are calibrated and available as required

1.4 Other pre-start system checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements and enterprise procedures

2 Inspect and operate the system

2.1 Start up sequence is implemented in accordance with enterprise procedures

2.2 Emitter spacing is checked against the irrigation plan

2.3 Water pressure is adjusted as required

2.4 Filters are kept clear and replaced as required

2.5 All malfunctions, leaks and blockages are corrected or repaired immediately and reported in accordance with enterprise procedures

3 Monitor low volume irrigation system performance

3.1 Emitters are checked for output

3.2 Application rate of water is calculated

3.3 The water distribution pattern in the irrigated area is checked

3.4 Moisture levels in the root zone are monitored

3.5 Environmental impacts of the operation are minimised

4 Shut down irrigation system

4.1 Water is applied for sufficient time to achieve required soil moisture levels in accordance with irrigation schedule, environmental considerations and allowing for weather conditions

4.2System components are shut down and drained in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and enterprise procedures

4.3 Irrigation activities are recorded and reported in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise procedures