Undertake ship loading_unloading operations

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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PMAOPS312B, 'Undertake ship loading_unloading operations'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Prepare for work


Identify work requirements


Identify and control hazards


Coordinate with appropriate personnel


Prepare for ship transfer


Check that the vessel is ready for product transfer


Activate/bring on line all safety systems


Ensure all operational conditions for transfer of product are satisfied


Ensure safety check documentation is completed


Transfer product to/from ship


Check transfer advice/documentation and complete required records


Engage fire and deluge protection systems as required


Launch and retrieve batching pigs as required


Commence the transfer process of the specified product


Control and monitor transfer rates and take appropriate action


Monitor the progress of the transfer and levels and take appropriate action


Identify vapour or product leakages/spills and take appropriate action


Apply emergency procedures as required


Complete transfer process


Achieve or satisfy capacities and transfer requirements within the allowable timeframes and schedules


Retrieve batching pigs as required


Decommission, isolate and disengage transfer systems from or to the vessel as required


Continue to monitor and control fire, deluge and safety systems during the finalization of the loading process and let-go of the vessel as required


Complete all required logs and documentation and communicate the results of the transfer to the appropriate personnel


Shut down and bring transfer facilities off line, ensuring that the area has been made safe after the transfer has been completed


Isolate and de-isolate plant


Isolate plant


Make safe for required work


Check plant is ready to be returned to service


Prepare plant for return to service

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMAOPS312B appears in the following qualifications:

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