Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel

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 MARF4001A, 'Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel'.
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


Manage fire prevention activities


Hazards including dangerous goods on board a vessel are identified and appropriate action is implemented as determined by industry standard documentation


Legislative requirements and current industry standards relating to the maintenance and operation of fire detection, firefighting equipment and systems on board are met and complied with


Inductions or other educational activities are organised to ensure awareness of causal factors of on-board fires, prevention methods and standard operating procedures when fire alarms are activated


Plan for fire emergencies


Vessel fire control plan is consulted to review and develop appropriate response to any fire


Contingencies are anticipated, planned for and practised


Evacuations are prepared for and practised according to regulatory requirements


Roles/functions of command and firefighting team members, as related to fire prevention and suppression, are established and reviewed according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Firefighting training exercises are developed and implemented according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Training exercises are prepared, practised and debriefed according to regulatory and organisational requirements, to ensure readiness for any fire emergency


Coordinate tactical firefighting activities in response to a fire emergency


Gathering of full and accurate information on the nature and extent of the fire by the command team is overseen


Order of priority and sequence of actions appropriate to the requirements of the incident is determined and communicated to the responding crew clearly and accurately


Evacuation of personnel, if appropriate, is conducted according to regulatory requirements


Search and rescue operations are conducted using established marine firefighting best practice


Controlled ventilation techniques are correctly applied during fire suppression and rescue operations


Treatment of injured personnel is timely and according to current best casualty management practice


Operational tactics are monitored for their effectiveness and adjusted when required to ensure best outcomes


Operational tactics are monitored to ensure vessel stability and integrity is maintained


All shore-side involvement in an on-board fire emergency is coordinated and monitored effectively


Manage post-fire activities


Fire watch is coordinated to prevent re-ignition


Fire affected area is secured prior to investigation according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Equipment is restored to operational condition where applicable


Cause of the fire is investigated and determined according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Incident reports are completed according to regulatory and organisational requirements