Apply offshore facility abandonment and sea survival procedures and practices

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 PMAOHS215B, 'Apply offshore facility abandonment and sea survival procedures and practices'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for abandonment of the offshore facility

1.1. Acknowledge alarm systems and proceed to muster and/or evacuation area as appropriate

1.2. Make evacuation area safe to ensure likelihood of personal injury or equipment damage is minimised

1.3. Select and apply appropriate personal flotation device (life jacket) and other equipment

1.4. Prepare for evacuation by applying appropriate methods and means of evacuation.

2. Abandon the offshore facility

2.1. Deploy safety/rescue equipment in a safe and controlled manner before commencing abandonment.

2.2. Abandon the facility in accordance with relevant safety requirements and procedures

2.3. Enter life raft or other survival craft appropriately

2.4. Depart promptly from the facility using agreed techniques and in a safe and controlled manner.

2.5. Utilise appropriate safe water entry procedures.

3. Manage the survival process

3.1. Identify and act upon potential hazards to minimise injury to personnel or damage to equipment

3.2. Manage use of life raft by applying a knowledge of life raft operation and requirements

3.3. Apply suitable swimming techniques (whilst wearing life jacket) in the water in order to aid movement and boarding of the deployed life raft

3.4. Rescue and recover persons in the water, minimising further potential for injury through the appropriate raft boarding and righting techniques

3.5. Employ suitable techniques, both in the life raft (or other survival craft) and in the water, in order to delay the onset of hypothermia

3.6. Assess and treat hypothermia as required.

4. Facilitate the recovery process

4.1. Deploy position indicating devices and use appropriate signaling devices to facilitate the location of personnel by air-sea rescue group

4.2. Use emergency supplies and equipment to ensure that available supplies are maximised and are able to meet the nature and extent of the emergency

4.3. Apply appropriate helicopter/vessel rescue techniques to the recovery process.

5. Control hazards

5.1. Identify hazards relevant to the abandonment process

5.2. Assess the risks arising from those hazards

5.3. Implement measures to control those risks in line with procedures and duty of care.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOHS215B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMA20108 - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA30108 - Certificate III in Process Plant Operations
  • PMA40108 - Certificate IV in Process Plant Technology