Commission fire sprinkler systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCPFS4027A, 'Commission fire sprinkler systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Prepare for commissioning fire sprinkler systems.


Commissioning inspections and tests required to validate that fire sprinkler system performance meets design requirements are determined in consultation with approving authority.


Documentation required for commissioning is obtained and reviewed.


Tasks are planned according to industry, legislative and workplace requirements and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.


Tools, equipment and materials for commissioning are selected and checked for serviceability.


Work area is prepared to support efficient commissioning process.


Confirm that installation of system components correspond to design requirements.


Fire sprinkler system components and locations are identified on drawings and specifications.


Building is inspected to confirm that locations of system components correspond to design requirements, or location anomalies are reported.


Types of sprinkler heads are confirmed as compatible, or anomalies are reported.


Spaces between sprinkler heads are confirmed as correct, or anomalies are reported.


Pipework is inspected and confirmed as functional, or jointing and supporting defects are reported.


Valves are inspected for different commissioning tests to confirm correct type, adequate labelling, and orientation in required position.


Pressure gauge schedule, block plan and interface diagram are confirmed as corresponding to design requirements.


Water supply components, including any installed pumpsets, are checked and verified against design requirements.


Changes to the building or existing conditions that could affect component performance are identified.


Conduct pressure tests and restore system to normal pressure.


Static air-pressure test is conducted to confirm integrity of the system, and results are recorded according to relevant standards and workplace requirements.


High pressure hydraulic test is conducted to confirm integrity of the system, and results are recorded according to relevant standards and workplace requirements.


Leaks are identified and reported.


System is drained and re-charged at normal pressure according to relevant standards and workplace requirements.


Conduct functional tests.


Water supply functional proving test is conducted, and results are recorded according to relevant standards.


Functional tests of system components and interfaces are conducted, and results recorded according to relevant standards and design requirements.


Tests are conducted according to environmental and sustainability requirements.


Finalise commissioning process.


System functionality and compliance with design specifications are confirmed.


Componentry is set to operational function and pipework is charged with water according to specifications.


Tools, equipment and materials are checked and stored and work area is left in good order.


Documentation is completed and processed according to workplace requirements.