Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - gas atmospheres

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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 UEENEEM028A, 'Maintain equipment in hazardous areas - gas atmospheres'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare to carry out maintenance.


OHS policies and procedures for preparing to work in a hazardous area are followed.


Area classification and details of explosion-protected equipment and wiring are ascertained from hazardous area layout drawings and equipment certification documents held in hazardous area verification dossier.


Extent of maintenance to be conducted is established from the maintenance schedule and reports held in hazardous area verification dossier.


Special tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the maintenance work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


Carry out maintenance.


OHS policies and procedures for working in a hazardous area are followed.


Work is carried out to plan schedule to ensure all items are correctly maintained.


Equipment is checked and tested in accordance with established procedures to determine whether it functions correctly, complies with approval documentation and is not subject to deterioration or damage.


Equipment is adjusted or repaired within the limits permitted by the equipment certification and in accordance with manufacturer instructions.


Certification documentation for replacement equipment is sighted to ensure that it is identical to the equipment it replaces and is in accordance with the explosion-protection system design.


Circuits of equipment being withdrawn from service are terminated or isolated safely and in the manner approved for the classification of the area.


Flexible cables and cords are examined and removed from service if they are not in immediate use or are found to be defective or damaged.


Spare equipment, flexible cables and cords are maintained and suitably stored where they are not likely to suffer deterioration or damage.


Complete maintenance work inspections and documentation.


Detailed inspection of explosion-protected equipment and systems subject to the maintenance work is arranged in accordance with established procedures and requirements.


Results of inspections and maintenance activities are recorded in accordance with established procedures and requirements.


Appropriate personnel are notified of the completion of maintenance and details are documented in accordance with established procedures and requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

UEENEEM028A appears in the following qualifications:

  • UEE31810 - Certificate III in Hazardous areas - Instrumentation
  • UEE42610 - Certificate IV in Hazardous areas - Electrical
  • UEE42410 - Certificate IV in Hazardous areas - Industrial control
  • UEE31910 - Certificate III in Explosion-protected equipment overhaul
  • UEE62211 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Engineering
  • UEE31710 - Certificate III in Hazardous areas - Electrician