Supervise work in confined spaces

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 RIIOHS401A, 'Supervise work in confined spaces'.
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. Prepare for work in the confined space

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the working in confined spaces

1.2. Access and interpret the site confined spaces safety management program

1.3. Determine tasks and access or develop Safe Operating Procedures for work to be carried out in the confined space

1.4. Identify and implement communications system and equipment

1.5. Select personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.6. Identify and obtain resources for implementation of the confined spaces safety management program

1.7. Prepare Confined Space Entry Permit and hot work permits

2. Provide information about working in confined spaces

2.1. Establish effective consultation mechanisms with all levels of the workforce

2.2. Consult with employees and employee representatives on implementation of the confined spaces safety management program

2.3. Identify and meet the communication needs of special groups

2.4. Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to employees on safe working in confined spaces

3. Ensure that the safety and health of personnel entering and working in a confined space is not affected

3.1. Identify relevant personnel or expertise for risk assessment, and initiate hazard identification and risk assessment process of the confined space and work to be carried out

3.2. Identify and record hazards associated with the confined space and the work to be carried out

3.3. Assess risks relating to work in the confined space

3.4. Identify and implement effective control measures for confined space hazards according to the Hierarchy of Controls

3.5. Develop a confined space checklist for the Confined Space Entry Permit

3.6. Ensure that atmospheric monitoring instruments are available or installed in the confined space, and calibrated correctly

3.7. Keep written records of hazard and risk assessment processes and outcomes, and the controls put in place

4. Supervise entry and work in a confined space

4.1. Allocate resources to confined space personnel for effective, safe performance of designated work

4.2. Ensure that all personnel entering the confined space read, understand and sign the Confined Space Entry Permit and hot work permits

4.3. Ensure that all personnel are clear on their work activities and responsibilities

4.4. Brief and post confined space observers and sentries

4.5. Check that required personal protective equipment is worn in accordance with site practices and manufacturers' instructions

4.6. Ensure that communications systems are installed and maintained

4.7. Monitor and evaluate the continued effectiveness of risk assessment processes and controls

4.8. Test and maintain controls

4.9. Ensure that work adheres to SOPs

5. Implement confined space emergency and rescue systems

5.1. Select emergency rescue equipment appropriate for the confined space activities

5.2. Identify and liaise with external Emergency Services agencies

5.3. Implement site approved emergency procedures

5.4. Ensure that personnel are trained in emergency procedures

5.5. Keep and maintain emergency procedure training records

6. Withdraw from confined space and facilitate return to service

6.1. Ensure that confined space work is completed to site requirements and all work-related materials and equipment removed from the confined space

6.2. Ensure all Permits to Work are cleared and systems isolation devices removed

6.3. Ensure that all personnel sign off the Confined Space Entry Permit

6.4. Advise appropriate personnel that the confined space is clear for return to service

6.5. Review the confined space safety management program