Shut down plant area

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 PMBPROD343C, 'Shut down plant area'.
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




Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Respond to requests for equipment shutdown.

1.1 Identify the nature of the shutdown required and the circumstances leading to the decision.

1.2 Establish the impact of the shutdown on production capabilities and where necessary reassign work.

1.3 Advise appropriate personnel of shutdown.

1.4 Plan the level of shutdown activity required.

2. Close down equipment or work area to procedures.

2.1 Identify specific plant and equipment affected by the shutdown and ensure that no further raw materials are provided.

2.2 Ensure equipment and site is cleaned up with all waste removed for recycling or disposal.

2.3 Tag or isolate equipment, and appropriate personnel are advised that the equipment and/or area are off-line.

2.4 Supervise personnel in equipment shutdown procedures.

3. Prepare equipment for idle period to procedures.

3.1 Ensure that suitable guards, locks, tags or notices are placed on equipment in clear view to prevent inadvertent start-up.

3.2 Ensure that any adjustments, control alterations, lubrication or application of corrosion inhibitors are undertaken by appropriate personnel in accordance with workplace procedures.

3.3 Arrange for appropriate coverage of equipment and security of area in the case of prolonged idleness.

4. Complete workplace documentation.

4.1 Complete relevant documentation, detailing the nature of the shutdown activity, dates and the equipment which has been taken out of service.

4.2 Advise management of shutdown procedure outcomes.

4.3 Complete required regulatory documentation and obtain any external certification that may be necessary.

5. Anticipate and solve problems.

5.1 Recognise a problem or a potential problem.

5.2 Determine problems needing priority action.

5.3 Refer problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person, with possible causes.

5.4 Seek information and assistance as required to solve problems.

5.5 Solve problems within area of responsibility.

5.5 Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PMBPROD343C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer Processing
  • PMB40107 - Certificate IV in Polymer Technology