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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Participate in workplace induction.

Required Skills

Required skills

communication skills to

complete written reports and other relevant documentation

enable clear and direct communication using questioning to identify and confirm requirements share information listen and understand

use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

use and interpret nonverbal communication such as hand signals

initiative and enterprise skills to

evaluate safety issues in the workplace and determine appropriate action

recognise WHS hazards including asbestos and take all opportunities to alleviate safety problems in a variety of construction work sites and environments

initiative and enterprise skills to identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools or materials

literacy skills to read and interpret

documentation from a variety of sources


work safety procedures and instructions

selfmanagement skills to deal calmly and effectively with any potential safety problems and work closely with other team members and supervisors to ensure safe working conditions are maintained

teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

technology skills to

access and understand sitespecific instructions in a variety of media

use mobile communication technology

Required knowledge

asbestos management code relating to prevention of exposure

job safety analysis JSA and safe work method statements SWMS

manual handling techniques


relevant legislation regulations and workplace requirements relating to WHS including hazard reduction and personal safety

requirements for working in confined spaces and at height including on rooves

tools and equipment prohibited from being used near identified ACM

risk assessment

safe work practices in normal working environment

types possible location and risks of ACM including serpentine and amphobile groups and their use in common building materials

workplace and equipment safety requirements

workplace hazards and their precautions and reduction

workplace response to emergencies

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Overview of assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment providing that simulated or projectbased assessment techniques fully replicate plumbing and services workplace conditions materials activities responsibilities and procedures

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to

locate interpret and apply relevant information standards and specifications for applying safe work practices in the workplace

apply safety requirements throughout the performance of work sequences including electrical requirements and personal protective clothing and equipment

apply sustainability principles and concepts

undertake site and workplace induction

correctly identify the location of ACM

understand and apply policies and procedures for reporting presence of ACM to designated personnel

assess workplace risks and interpret and apply safe work practices

understand workplace requirements for emergency response including evacuation procedures

correctly locate and identify workplace firefighting and other safety equipment and appliances

correctly select and use appropriate processes tools and equipment

safely complete all work to specification

comply with regulations standards and workplace instructions procedures and processes including reporting and documentation

communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices safety requirements and environmental constraints

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an offsite context

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards requirements

Resource implications for assessment include

an induction procedure and requirement

realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the minimum task requirements

relevant specifications and work instructions

tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices

support materials appropriate to activity

workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies

material safety data sheets

research resources including industryrelated systems information

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources and the provision of appropriate assessment support

Method of assessment

Assessment methods must

satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package

include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application

reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles

confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that

competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace

where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the persons demonstrated ability and applied knowledge

all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct indirect and supplementary evidence

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties such as existing supervisors team leaders or specialist training staff

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Workplace induction may include:

first aid officers and kits

personnel competent and/or licensed in the safe handling of asbestos

site induction work site locations

specific site WHS issues

specific site requirements.

Safe work practices are to be according to state and territory legislation and regulations and may include:

handling of materials

hazard control procedures and procedures for handling hazardous materials and substances

PPE prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices

use of firefighting equipment

use of first aid equipment

use of tools and equipment

workplace environment and safety.

Statutory and regulatory authorities include:

commonwealth, state or territory, and local authorities administering applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.

Identifying and reporting asbestos-containing materials:

includes recognising common types of ACM that may be found in construction materials and buildings

covers asbestos rope/fabrics, asbestos cement sheeting, asbestos cement piping and lagging on pipes, bituminous waterproof membrane, millboard, asbestos flues, sheeting under ceramic or vinyl floor or wall tiles in wet areas

involves reporting ACM to person in control of the workplace as set out in the relevant Asbestos Management Code.

Sustainability principles and concepts:

cover the social, economic and environmental use of resources to meet current and future needs

may include:

selecting appropriate components and material

choosing efficient products

using material efficiently

storing and disposing of hazardous material to ensure minimal environmental impact.

Safety hazards may include:

hazards and risks associated with tools and equipment

inflammable materials and fire hazards

lifting practices

lighting, gases, electricity and water

spillage, waste and debris

toxic and hazardous substances

working at heights

working in confined spaces.

Emergencies may include:




sudden illness.

Emergency response may include:

common site signs

equipment tags

facility or location signs

safety barricades and warning signs

site direction

traffic signs

workplace evacuation involving staff and customers.