Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire suppression systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PRMPFES25C, 'Inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire suppression systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1 Interpret and comply with legal and industry requirements relating to service operations.

1.1 Apply knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements, including relevant state and territory building codes, manufacturer documentation and Australian standards to work procedures and clarify where necessary with relevant persons.

1.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of ODS and SGG legislative and industry requirements to inspect and test gaseous fire suppression systems.

1.3 Apply knowledge and understanding of the operation of fire protection systems to determine system key functional requirements and operation within design limitations.

1.4 Identify potential and actualbreaches of legislative and industry requirements and take action according to organisational requirements, and ODS, SGG and OHS policies and procedures.

2 Identify requirements and components of the gaseous fire suppression system.

2.1 Identify gaseous fire suppression system application and method of operation.

2.2 Identify and locate system components of the gaseous fire suppression system according to function, manufacturer manuals, Australian standards and installer documentation.

2.3 Verify system layout is in accordance with installation drawings.

2.4 Identify isolation devices for gaseous fire suppression systems and interface controls to other systems.

2.5 Identify potential and actual breaches of the gaseous fire suppression equipment and system performance according to Australian standards, relevant state and territory building codes, and manufacturer documentation.

3 Prepare to inspect, test and maintain gaseous fire suppression systems.

3.1 Organise all necessary work permits prior to entering customer premises.

3.2 Advise relevant persons and occupants of protected areas and areas surrounding test site, of intended test and procedures required by Australian standards and manufacturer recommendations.

3.3 Assess system and surrounding work area for hazards.

3.4 Identify and assemble tools, equipment and testing devices for inspect, test and maintain procedures according to work procedures and organisational requirements.

3.5 Switch alarm signalling equipment (ASE) to test mode where back-to-basefacilities transmit a signal to monitoring centre during test tasks.

3.6 Physically isolate equipment and gaseous fire suppression function to ensure testing or maintenance procedures do not cause discharge of extinguishing agent.

3.7 Electrically isolate equipment and interface controls to other systems so no alarms are unduly generated.

3.8 Install and calibrate test equipment to verify operation of components and system.

4 Inspect installed gaseous fire suppression system.

4.1 Identify and locate system components of gaseous fire suppression system according to function and manufacturer manuals.

4.2 Complete mechanicalinspection tasks specified for maintenance scheduleperiods described in the current Australian standards, manufacturer specifications and procedures, service manual instructions and service bulletins.

4.3 Follow all safety procedures during inspection.

4.4 Complete documentation, record inspection results and report faulty equipment according to Australian standards, work procedures, technical specifications and customer requirements.

5 Test installed gaseous fire suppression system.

5.1 Complete mechanical test tasks specified for maintenanceschedule periods described in the current Australian standards, manufacturer specifications and procedures, service manual instructions and service bulletins.

5.2 Follow all safety procedures during testing.

5.3 Complete documentation, record test results and report faulty equipment according to Australian standards, work procedures, technical specifications and customer requirements.

6 Conduct preventive maintenance on installed gaseous fire suppression system.

6.1 Complete the mechanicalpreventive maintenance tasks specified for maintenance schedule period described in the current Australian standard, according to legislative requirements, manufacturer specifications and procedures, service manual instructions and service bulletins.

6.2 Repair or replace faulty equipment according to Australian standards, work procedures, technical specifications and customer requirements.

6.3 Organise transportation and refilling of gaseous agent containers by authorised refilling station.

6.4 Follow all safety procedures during preventive maintenance.

6.5 Complete documentation and record preventive maintenance results, repairs and replacements of faulty equipment according to Australian standards, work procedures, technical specifications and customer requirements.

7 Reinstate installed gaseous fire suppression system.

7.1 Reinstate installed gaseous fire suppression system to fully operational state.

7.2 Leave customer premises in a clean and tidy condition on completion of work.


Qualifications and Skillsets

PRMPFES25C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PRM30406 - Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Fire Protection Equipment)
  • CPC32811 - Certificate III in Fire Protection