Manage blasting operations

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 RIIBLA401D, 'Manage blasting operations'.
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

1. Manage compliance with legislation

1.1 Access, interpret and apply blasting operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Access, interpret and validate the blast design criteria

1.3 Identify and obtain relevant permits, licenses or authorities needed for blasting activities

1.4 Apply the legislative and site requirements and procedures for the purchase of explosives

1.5 Apply the procedures for the identification of potential hazards and the implementation and application of the site/organisation risk management system

1.6 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate to the work activities

1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

1.8 Apply the procedures to monitor the setting up and security of explosives storage location in compliance with legislative and site requirements

1.9 Manage legislative and site blasting reporting requirements and procedures

1.10 Report any loss or theft of explosives

2. Manage the storage, handling and transport of explosives

2.1 Apply the legislative and site requirements and procedures for safe handling of explosives

2.2 Apply the legislative and site requirements, procedures and safety precautions for the transport of explosives

2.3 Apply the legislative and site requirements, procedures and safety precautions for the storage of explosives

2.4 Apply the legislative and site requirements and procedures for setting-up and maintaining secure explosives storage locations

3. Manage the implementation of blasting activities

3.1 Identify environmental hazards and analyse the risks associated with blasting

3.2 Implement the blast plan

3.3 Apply the blast monitoring system in accordance with site procedures

3.4 Apply site and legislative procedures to ensure that site inspections to confirm the blast plan are implemented

3.5 Confirm and manage the availability of the type and quantity of explosives and associated materials required for blasting

3.6 Manage the site procedures and legislative requirements for the coordination of support requirements including vehicles, personnel and other equipment

3.7 Apply site procedures for setting up and securing the blast area

3.8 Apply the special requirements for secondary blasting operations

3.9 Apply and manage post-blasting coordination and inspection requirements

3.10 Complete all written statutory and site-required documents

4. Manage special conditions

4.1 Identify potential hazards resulting from physical, biological or chemical situations which include heat, cold, climatic and electro-static condition

4.2 Control and monitor special conditions that may occur

4.3 Ensure that records and reports on special conditions are kept and maintained

5. Manage misfires

5.1 Apply site procedures for the re-assessment of the blast site for potential hazards and risks and ensuring work area is safe

5.2 Inspect blast area to identify misfires or potential misfires and identify cause of misfire

5.3 Secure the misfire area and communicate information to other personnel who may be affected

5.4 Apply procedures to for washing-out or re-charging, and manage refiring Communicate the area is now safe with other persons who may have been affected by blasting

5.5 Record and report misfires

6. Manage the disposal of explosives

6.1 Identify damaged or deteriorated explosives and accessories

6.2 Select an applicable disposal method for explosives and accessories

6.3 Plan for the disposal of the damaged, deteriorated or surplus explosives

6.4 Carry out the disposal of damaged, deteriorated and surplus explosives and detonators in accordance with legislative requirements and site procedures

6.5 Communicate disposal activities to site emergency services

7. Manage maintenance of blasting equipment

7.1 Identify the equipment necessary for use in preparing, initiating or monitoring blasting operations

7.2 Monitor maintenance and conduct routine inspection of blast and blast monitoring equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements and site procedures

7.3 Monitor the maintenance of blast monitoring instrumentation to ensure valid calibration as specified in manufacturers’ requirements and according to site procedures

7.4 Ensure that maintenance and inspection records are kept according to site, manufacturer’s or legislative requirements