Establish and maintain a blasting system

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Unit Description
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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
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 RIIBLA602A, 'Establish and maintain a blasting system'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify and evaluate the criteria

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to establishing and maintaining blasting systems

1.2. Identify blasting methods and options from an analysis of all relevant technical, environmental and operational and financial information

1.3. Identify the requirements for blasting materials against mine requirements

1.4. Identify the requirements for, and purpose of blasting equipment and supporting infrastructure in accordance with mine design and system of mining

1.5. Assess potential sites/routes for blasting and supporting infrastructure by visit, and locate and confirm on mine plan

2. Establish a system for blasting

2.1. Establish procedures to identify hazards and analyse, evaluate and manage risks associated with blasting

2.2. Develop operational procedures for blasting, covering methods, materials, equipment and infrastructure from site and legislative requirements and incorporate into site documentation

2.3. Establish recording and reporting procedures for blasting information

2.4. Develop safe blasting procedures, including design management, for the site to comply with company and statutory/legal requirements

2.5. Establish monitoring procedures for blasting

2.6. Develop and establish procedures for reviewing and modifying work processes

2.7. Develop blasting system as an integral component of the OHS management system of the mine

3. Establish the support arrangements

3.1. Identify and establish appropriate magazine/storage facilities from an analysis of all relevant statutory, technical and management information

3.2. Identify and establish appropriate transportation and handling methods for explosives from an analysis of all relevant statutory, technical, operational and financial information

3.3. Develop maintenance procedures for blasting equipment and infrastructure systems from statutory and site requirements, and incorporate into site documentation

3.4. Establish a program, including systems and procedures, to satisfy blasting and shotfiring training requirements

4. Establish systems for audit and review

4.1. Establish procedures to evaluate and confirm the blasting system compliance with statutory and site requirements

4.2. Identify and assess future blasting and supporting infrastructure system requirements and incorporate into planning processes

4.3. Establish procedures to confirm the currency and compliance of blasting equipment and infrastructure maintenance and safety standards

4.4. Establish procedures for incorporating feedback into the audit and review process

4.5. Establish procedures to confirm the currency, relevance and compliance of the blasting training program against identified requirements

4.6. Establish procedures for response to instances of non-compliance or other discrepancies/deficiencies revealed by audit

4.7. Audit emergency response and evacuation plans and procedures for compliance with legislative and site requirements