Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment

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 RIIEGS301D, 'Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate and maintain instruments and field equipment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for use of instruments and field equipment

1.1. Access, interpret and apply operate and maintain instruments and field equipment documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2. Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3. Communicate verbally and in writing with other personnel using approved communication methods

1.4. Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5. Select appropriate type of auxiliary equipment for work activities

1.6. Perform equipment pre-start checks to ensure equipment is ready for operation

1.7. Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures

1.8. Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Test instrument/field equipment

2.1. Perform safety checks

2.2. Identify potential faults and/or malfunctions of instruments/field equipment

2.3. Label and report damaged or unsafe instruments/field equipment and remove from service

2.4. Ensure operational log books are up dated

3. Calibrate instruments/field equipment

3.1. Closely follow calibration schedules

3.2. Label out calibration instruments/equipment and advise other operatives promptly

3.3. Identify cause/s of incorrect calibration

3.4. Perform new base calibration

3.5. Recommission instrument/equipment

3.6. Prepare compliance and calibration report as required

4. Operate instruments/field equipment

4.1. Optimise instrument/equipment settings for the particular measurement or analysis

4.2. Perform measurements with the optimum precision given field and technical constraints

4.3. Use time and materials efficiently and perform measurements in priority order

4.4. Assess data against quality control information, known standards and references for accuracy and precision

4.5. Repeat measurements where non-standard results are obtained

5. Maintain instruments/field equipment

5.1. Perform preventative maintenance

5.2. Identify and report equipment wear and faults

5.3. Perform minor repairs within limits of authorisation

5.4. Replace defective parts and makes adjustments

5.5. Seek expert help where difficulties are encountered

5.6. Update maintenance and calibration records

6. Identify faults in instruments/field equipment

6.1. Identify and clarify the nature of the fault

6.2. Determine and rank likely causes of fault

6.3. Apply simple checks and tests

6.4. Obtain suitable tools and equipment to test faults

6.5. Apply fault finding methodology

7. Commission new instruments and equipment

7.1. Arrange commissioning procedures with manufacturer’s agent as required

7.2. Unpack, check and assemble instruments/equipment according to manufacturer’s warranty requirements

7.3. Calibrate instrument/equipment to meet manufacturer’s specifications

7.4. Check instrument/equipment performance against specifications prior to acceptance of item

7.5. Prepare and make operating instructions available