Launch and recover PIGs in a gas distribution pipeline

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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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
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Prepare and plan for pigging gas distribution pipelines


WHS/OHS and environmental measures for the site are identified, obtained and understood.


Relevant requirements and established procedures for the work are discussed with relevant persons to establish and confirm the work schedule.


WHS, environmental and sustainable energy policies and procedures are obtained and confirmed


Hazards are identified, WHS/OHS risks assessed and control measures are prioritized, implemented, and monitored according to established procedures.


Scope of responsibility under the relevant work permit and/or relevant notification is obtained and confirmed with relevant persons to access, isolate/de-energise systems and perform work according to requirements and established procedures


Resources including personnel, equipment, tools and personal protective equipment required for the work are identified, scheduled and obtained and checked for operation and safety


Materials, plans, diagrams, drawings and resources required for work are confirmed, scheduled and obtained in accordance with established procedures


Relevant responsibilities associated with First Aid and other related work procedures for an incident are checked and confirmed


Liaison and communication with authorised persons, authorities, clients and land-owners is completed where necessary,


Site preparation, safety plan and the work schedule are confirmed in accordance with established procedures.


Site PIG and pipeline is prepared according to the work schedule and to minimise risk and damage to property, commerce and individuals in accordance with established procedures

Note: This includes setting up of PIG launcher and receiver for new or decommissioned pipelines


Persons participating in the work, including plant operators and contractors are fully briefed and respective responsibilities confirmed in accordance with established procedures


Road signs, barriers and warning devices are positioned in accordance with requirements


Launch, and recover distribution pipeline PIG


WHS/OHS risk control measures, schedule of work and standard operating procedures for carrying out the work followed.


Appropriate materials, tools, equipment and measuring devices are selected and used correctly and safely.


Hazardous activities such as lifting, climbing, working in confined spaces or aloft, and use of power tools, techniques and practices are conducted safely according to given instructions and requirements


The launch and recovery of gas distribution pipeline PIG is carried out in accordance with the work schedule and to established procedures


Work is carried out efficiently, to the required standard without waste of materials or damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.


Data/results from distribution pipeline pigging operations is gathered/retrieved and analysed to determine internal pipeline conditions in accordance with established procedures


Testing and inspecting of the pipeline and pigging equipment is conducted in accordance with requirements and established procedures


WHS/OHS risks and incidents are reported to the immediate authorised persons for directions according to established procedures.


Procedures for referring non-routine events to the immediate authorized persons for direction are followed.


Routine quality checks are carried out in accordance with work instructions


Re-establish distribution pipeline to operational conditions and notify of completion of work


WHS/OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.


Inspection of the received PIG is undertaken to determine the wear sustained to the PIG, material is checked against works schedule for conformance with requirements and anomalies reported in accordance with established procedures


Waste materials are safely disposed of and the work site is rehabilitated, cleaned up and made safe in accordance with established procedures


Tools, equipment and any surplus resources and materials are cleaned, checked and securely stored


Appropriate persons are notified of work completion according to established procedures


Relevant work permit(s) are signed off and equipment is returned to service in accordance with requirements


Data is accurately recorded and work completion documentation is completed accurately and provided to the appropriate persons in accordance with established procedures.