Inspect dangerous goods facilities

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 PUAFIR404A, 'Inspect dangerous goods facilities'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify presence of dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances


Dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances are identified in accordance with the organisation's procedures


Dangerous goods and hazardous substances labelling and documentation is located and interpreted


Information about dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances is sought from authorised personnel and relevant authorities


Establish location and quantity of dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances


Location of dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances is identified


Licensed quantity of dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances stored or handled in the different locations is determined


Type of bulk or package storage is identified


Use of storage, process or transport of dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances is identified


Number of different classes of dangerous goods located in one area is identified


Site manifests are located and examined


Identify product information


Material Safety Data Sheets are located and interpreted


Product safety information is located and interpreted


Additional information such as manifests, HAZCHEM signage, safety signs, is located and interpreted where applicable


Identify and locate the fire safety systems in the facility's plan and associated documentation


Type of facility is identified


Fire safety systems and components are correctly identified on the facility plans and associated documentation


Using the facility plans and associated documentation, the fire safety systems are located in the facility


Variations between the plans and the actual locations are recorded


Verify the actual fire safety systems with the facility plan and associated documentation


Compare facility plans and associated documentation with the actual location of the facility's fire systems


Variations between the facility's plans and associated documentation and actual locations are recorded


Assess the operation and maintenance of the fire safety systems


Installed automatic fire alarms systems are checked against stated facility requirements


Method of operation of the facility's evacuation system is checked using AS2220 requirements as a guide


The facility's emergency organisation is checked using AS3745 requirements as a guide


Maintenance procedures and logbook for automatic fire alarm systems are checked against AS1851 requirements as a guide


Maintenance procedures and logbooks are checked against design requirements as a guide


Other maintenance requirements for fire safety systems are identified and examined against the stated standard for the particular system


Fire safety systems are tested in conjunction with a facility representative and recorded and reported in accordance with the organisation's procedures


Variations to design requirements are noted and reported


Record and report information


Information relating to dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances located in the facility is documented in accordance with the organisation's procedures


Issues identified are documented in accordance with the organisation's procedures


Variations to the facility's plans and associated documentation are described


Information on the facility's fire safety system's operation and maintenance is provided


Collated information and issues identified are reported to the supervisor or relevant authorities in accordance with the organisation's procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAFIR404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PRM40704 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Fire Safety Systems Inspection)