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Elements and Performance Criteria
|This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.|
|Regulatory framework||The latest version of all legislation, regulations, industry codes of practice and Australian/international standards, or the version specified by the local regulatory authority, must be used.|
Applicable legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice include:health, safety and environmental (HSE) legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, equipment and production processes and hazardous materialsAustralian/international standards relevant to the materials being used and products being made any relevant licence and certification requirements.
All operations to which this unit applies are subject to stringent HSE requirements, which may be imposed through state/territory or federal legislation, and these must not be compromised at any time. Where there is an apparent conflict between performance criteria and such requirements the legislative requirements take precedence.
|All operations must be performed in accordance with relevant procedures.|
Procedures are written, verbal, visual, computer-based or in some other form, and include one or any combination of:job cardsemergency procedureswork instructionsSOPssafe work method statements (SWMS)formulas/recipesbatch sheetstemporary instructionsany similar instructions provided for the smooth running of the plant.
Tools and equipment
|Tools and equipment include:furnacesmeasuring and recording equipmentancillary equipment that is integral to the process.|
|Routine problems must be resolved by applying known solutions. |
Routine problems are predictable and include one or more of:raw materials feedchange of fuel sourcevariations in furnace temperaturevariations in melt quality.
Known solutions are drawn from one or more of:procedurestrainingremembered experience.
Non-routine problems must be reported according to according to relevant procedures.
|Hazards must be identified and controlled. Identifying hazards requires consideration of:high temperaturessmoke, dust, vapours or other atmospheric hazardsweight, shape, volume of materials to be handledhazardous products and materialssharp edges, protrusions or obstructionsslippery surfaces, spills or leakselectricitygasgases and liquids under pressure noiserotational equipment or vibrationplant services (steam, condensate, cooling water, etc)structural hazardsequipment failuresmachinery, equipment and product masslimited head spaces or overhangs working at heightsworking in restricted or confined spacesother hazards that might arise.|
Records and reports
|Records include one or more of:log books/sheetselectronic recordsjob/work sheetsother records used for the smooth running of the plant.|
Reports include one or more of:paper or electronic-based logs and reportsverbal/radio reportsreporting items found which require action.
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:read and interpret, job sheets, procedures, instruments/control panels, test results, material labels and safety information perform pre-start proceduresconduct back-up equipment test procedures to scheduleanalyse test results and control instrument data to identify fluctuations, variations and trends in process variablesmonitor key variables, including:temperaturematerial flow and discharge rates fuel source melt quality product integrity and general conformance to specificationoperate and adjust the equipment to meet product quality and production output specificationsidentify hazards and apply relevant hazard controlsapply safety proceduresapply housekeeping proceduresrecognise out-of-specification products, process problems and materials faultsrecognise routine and non-routine problemsidentify when the operator is able to rectify problems, when assistance is required and who is the appropriate source for assistancetake action to resolve problems or report them to appropriate personneldistinguish between possible causes of routine problems, including:raw material variationsequipment malfunctionselectrical/instrument malfunctions process abnormalitiescommunicate effectively with team/work group and supervisorscomplete workplace recordsdo basic arithmetical manipulations, including additions, subtractions, divisions, fractions and percentages.