Use Class A foam in wildfire operations and non-structural applications

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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
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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
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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 PUAFIR214, 'Use Class A foam in wildfire operations and non-structural applications'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare Class A foam for use

1.1 Type offoam for application in a wildfire or on non-structural objects is selected depending on the required effect of the foam on the components of the fire triangle and the fuel

1.2 Decision to apply Class A foam to Class A fuels at wildfire or non-structural incident is received from Incident Controller

1.3 Foam proportioning or induction rate is selected in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations or organisational guidelines to produce the solution strength required to achieve the operational objective and decision is communicated to crew preparing the foam

1.4 Foam expansion or aspiration ratio is confirmed based on fuel type, operational requirements and the need to achieve maximum operationalbenefit

1.5 Class A foam concentrate and equipment are prepared for use in accordance with safe work practices and in consideration of the potential environmental impact and required precautions to be complied with

1.6 Correct personal protective clothing and equipment required for working with Class A foam is donned for handling concentrate and for handling solution.

2. Operate Class A foam system and equipment

2.1 Type of Class A foam system is confirmed

2.2 Predetermined required amount of foam concentrate is added to the water flow using the appropriate equipment as directed by the Incident Controller

2.3 Foam system available on the tanker or appliance is operated using predetermined proportioning or induction method

2.4 Where system is manually regulated, proportioning percentage rate and flow are monitored and achievement of required operational objective is confirmed

3. Apply Class A foam

3.1 Foam system and equipment on the tanker or appliance is operated to produce the required solution strength suitable for its intended application as non aspirated or aspirated foam and for the type of fuel to which it is to be applied

3.2 Class A foam is applied as a direct attack to extinguish the edge of the fire using non aspirated or low expansion foam nozzlesand the environmental impact of this application is minimised

3.3 Class A foam is used to wet fuels to construct acontrol line adjacent to the fire edge using required foam proportion rate to contribute to fuel reduction burning, burning out and back burning

3.4 Foam is applied to conduct mop-up/blacking out operations by regulating the flow to suit the required application type and rate

3.5 Class A foam is applied to non-structural objects in accordance with organisational standard operating procedures for these types of fires

3.6 Direct and indirect application of Class A foam are demonstrated in accordance with organisational operating procedures

3.7 Potential for crop contamination as a result of application of Class A foam in organic and certified properties is taken into consideration and the environmental impact and appropriate preventative measures are implemented where practicable

4. Store and handle Class A foam and prevent damage to equipment and the environment

4.1 Class A foam is stored on tankers and appliances in the designated storage drum, rack or tank provided

4.2 Storage arrangements in workplace and other locations for Class A drum stocks of foam concentrate are adhered to

4.3 Measures to control leaks or spills are followed in accordance with organisational procedures

4.4 Class A foam tanks are refilled or topped up using appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment, and approved foam concentrate transfer equipment in accordance with organisational procedures and environmental requirements

4.5 Cleaning and safe disposal of any foam spills is undertaken in accordance with relevant safety data sheets (SDSs)

4.6 Foam compatibility is taken into account when using Class A foam solution from different vehicles on the same fire, when mixing one manufacturer’s brand of Class A foam with another

4.7 Environmental regulations as specified in organisational procedures are adhered to when using foam and cleaning spills or foam equipment around the workplace

4.8 Procedures for foam storage, mixing and filling sites are implemented in accordance with appropriate guidelines

4.9 Practices that do not contaminate water bodies, storm water drains or agricultural areas are adhered to when cleaning equipment at an incident or other location where Class A foam is used